A beautifully illustrated reference to more than 100 flowering plant families.
Flowering Plants: A Pictorial Guide to the World's Flora is a comprehensive source of botanical information. More than 100 flowering plant families are profiled with authoritative text and featured in more than 700 beautiful artworks.
The book is divided into the two flowering plant groups: the dicotyledons, or dicots, which typically have two leaves in the seed's embryo, and the monocotyledons, or monocots, which typically have one leaf in the seed's embryo. This handsome reference includes familiar ornamentals, such as carnations, begonias and daffodils, as well as plants that are not as well known for their flowers, such as milkweed, ginseng and tea.
Each entry is presented across two or more pages and includes a full page of detailed color illustrations that show the plant's anatomy, with all parts labeled in Latin and English. The expert text describes the plant's physical features, distribution and economic uses. Also included is a classification list of all plant families.
An easily navigated reference, Flowering Plants: A Pictorial Guide to the World's Flora is ideal for gardeners, horticulturalists and anyone interested in botany.
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About the Author
Vernon H. Heywood, PhD, is emeritus professor of botany at the University of Reading, England. He is a world authority on biodiversity and plant systematics, and his publications include more than 60 books and 500 scholarly papers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This stunning book offers the reader with a host of bountiful options of flowering plants around the world. For ease of reference, the author has grouped these plants into families, such as the Cabbage, Cactus, Bellflower, Acanthus, Orchid, Grass, Protea, and Ginger families. This enables the reader to form a general description of each type of plant grouping, learn about its distribution across the world, its notable characteristics, and potential economic uses. Dozens of color illustrations help the avid gardener visualize each type of plant. This is extremely helpful when attempting to identify specimens in the field, as well as when a gardener is planning the perfect color scheme for his backyard. The glossary in the back and detailed index aids the reader in identifying and selecting the ideal flowering plant for his unique environment, desired color palette and soil conditions. Great resource for any avid gardener.