Encyclopaedia Botanica: The essential reference guide to native and exotic plants in Australia
Author: Frances Bodkin
Hard cover, with dust jacket - very good condition. Leaves lightly browned (as ever); minor tears to dust cover. First edition (1986).
1083 pages with more than 1100 line illustrations by the author.
Provides information on over 11,000 plants. Every significant aspect of each plant is covered in detail: its botanical and common names, family classification, place of origin, natural habitat, preferred soil and position, drought and frost reactions, plant type, height and spread, descriptions of its parts, flowering times, propagation methods, and, where relevant, hints on cultivation and care, special uses, poison warnings, and the history of the legends involving the plant. Deserves a permanent place on the reference shelf.
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