Name that Flower: The Identification of Flowering Plants: 3rd Edition

Ian Clarke
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Name that Flower: The Identification of Flowering Plants: 3rd Edition

Published

19 November 2019

ISBN

9780522876055

Edition

Third

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Name that Flower: The Identification of Flowering Plants: 3rd Edition

Ian Clarke
Name That Flower is a valued source of clear and concise information on identifying flowering plants from around the world, both cultivated and in the wild.

This edition is updated to align with current systems of plant classification that incorporate advances in molecular DNA analysis. It includes more than 130 detailed line drawings, 64 colour pages and information on 46 plant families. The illustrations depict a selection of widely distributed gardens plants and weeds, and species native in eastern and southeastern Australia. Easily navigated, the book facilitates the successful use of standard identification manuals and online resources available in most parts of the world and introduces the reader to the arrangement of flowers on plants, reproduction, plant structure and function, and the way species are grouped and named. Methods for dissecting flowers and observing their structure for identification purposes are clearly described.

This bestseller is used extensively as a teaching…
Name That Flower is a valued source of clear and concise information on identifying flowering plants from around the world, both cultivated and in the wild.

This edition is updated to align with current systems of plant classification that incorporate advances in molecular DNA analysis. It includes more than 130 detailed line drawings, 64 colour pages and information on 46 plant families. The illustrations depict a selection of widely distributed gardens plants and weeds, and species native in eastern and southeastern Australia. Easily navigated, the book facilitates the successful use of standard identification manuals and online resources available in most parts of the world and introduces the reader to the arrangement of flowers on plants, reproduction, plant structure and function, and the way species are grouped and named. Methods for dissecting flowers and observing their structure for identification purposes are clearly described.

This bestseller is used extensively as a teaching text in numerous courses concerned with the natural world, such as agriculture, horticulture, botany, environmental management and landscape design, as well as botanical art. It is an essential reference for serious gardeners and keen botanists, professional and amateur.

Ian Clarke

Ian Clarke is currently in charge of the plant identification service of the National Herbarium of Victoria. Between 1975 and 1990 he was associated with the Council of Adult Education in Melbourne as a tutor in flowering plant identification.

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