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    DescriptionA 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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    Title
    Flowering Plants
    Subtitle
    A Pictorial Guide to the World's Flora
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Leon Gray
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 562 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781554077670
    ISBN 10: 1554077672
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 02
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 582.13
    BIC subject category V2: WMPC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24100
    DC22: 582.13
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T General Subject: 380
    Ingram Subject Code: GI
    Libri: I-GI
    BISAC V2.8: GAR018000
    B&T Approval Code: A71520000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: GAR004000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A62503000
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    LC classification: QK495.A1 F56 2011
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    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations, figures
    Publisher
    FIREFLY BOOKS
    Imprint name
    FIREFLY BOOKS
    Publication date
    06 January 2011
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    If you love plants, you'll enjoy dipping into this compendium of plant facts... The 700 illustrations...are lovely and may be the most appealing feature for many readers. Each plant family is accompanied by full-page illustrations of the plant's anatomy, with each part labeled... Classification organizes plants according to DNA sequencing. Further Resources lists scholarly publications on plant families. The glossary would be essential for all but botanists, and the index lists both the Latin and the English plant names. If your interests in botany extend beyond your own garden... Flowering Plants would be a valuable addition to your gardening library.--Edna Troiano"Washington Gardener" (03/01/2012)