This is an authoritative guide to more than 750 wild flowers of the world. It is a stunning visual guide to the most important wild flowers, trees, shrubs, herbs, cacti, grasses, mosses, aquatic plants and weeds. It is beautifully illustrated with more than 1700 botanical illustrations, identification photographs and maps. Each encyclopedic entry includes information about flower and leaf size, shape, hue and height, number of blooms per stem and the locality where it can be found. This lavishly illustrated and accessible reference book provides a comprehensive guide to the world of wild flowers and flora - including trees, shrubs, herbs, cacti, weeds, grasses, aquatic plants and mosses. The book is arranged according to geographic region, and every entry includes information on flower hue, size and shape, stem height and spread, leaf size and shape, number of flowers per flowerhead, as well as details of its environment and the pollinator. With more than 1700 wonderful paintings, maps and photographs, this richly illustrated guide to the world's flora provides a comprehensive reference book to be used by the whole family.
Mick Lavelle is a horticulturist, environmentalist, author and lecturer. He has been awarded gold medals for his educational exhibits at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and he has won the Garden Media Guild Practical Book of the Year Award twice.