Name That Flower
This is a bestselling source of information on how to go about identifying flowering plants. The dissection of flowers, the methods of observing their structure, and the application of these to identification are clearly described. Profusely illustrated with over 130 detailed line drawings and eight pages of colour plates, this book contains a comprehensive chapter on floral structure, and introductions to the arrangement of flowers on plants, reproduction, plant structure and function, and the way plants are grouped and named. The authors describe how to apply this information to the identification of flowering plants and how to use the appropriate reference books. The final chapter deals with common plant families that are widespread in Australia, with illustrated examples of plants common in cultivation or in the wild. In addition, other commonly cultivated native or introduced plants are noted so that the reader can compare locally available material with the illustrations. A comprehensive glossary and bibliography is a welcome addition.
- Electronic book text
- 08 May 2014
- Melbourne University Press
- Melbourne University Press Digital
About Helen Ian/Lee 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. Helen Lee, Honorary Research Fellow in the Botany Department, La Trobe University, has lectured in botany for many years both in Australia and overseas. She is a member of the Royal Society of Victoria and the Australian Systematic Botany Society.