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Plants of the Victorian High Country: A Field Guide for Walkers
     

Plants of the Victorian High Country: A Field Guide for Walkers

by John Murphy
 

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* Simple keys for each group
* High quality color photographs allow easy identification
* Contains a glossary of terms and list of plants by family

This book will allow anyone with little botanical knowledge to identify plants that they are most likely to encounter while walking in Victoria’s High Country. The guide is written in plain English and

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* Simple keys for each group
* High quality color photographs allow easy identification
* Contains a glossary of terms and list of plants by family

This book will allow anyone with little botanical knowledge to identify plants that they are most likely to encounter while walking in Victoria’s High Country. The guide is written in plain English and includes a glossary of botanical terms.

Plants of the Victorian High Country contains species descriptions and photographs of plants to be found along popular walking tracks, such as Harrietville to Mt. Feathertop and Mt. Hotham. Plants of the montane, sub-alpine and alpine zones are included, sorted into five easily distinguished groups:

• herbs
• daisy herbs
• low woody shrubs
• tall shrubs and trees • eucalypts

The guide features straightforward identification keys and clear photos of the leaves, flowers and stems of the plant.

If you are a nature lover planning to walk in the Victorian High Country, this book is an essential addition to your backpack.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780643104631
Publisher:
CSIRO Publishing
Publication date:
10/28/2012
Pages:
146
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

John Murphy is a former chemistry, biology and outdoor education teacher. Now retired, he is a volunteer guide at Adelaide Botanic Gardens, a farmer, and enjoys bushwalking and camping.

Bill Dowling is a former builder’s laborer, photographer and teacher. Since retiring, he has become a volunteer guide at Adelaide Botanic Gardens and is an active member of the Friends of the Great Victoria Desert.

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