Discovering Australian Flora: An Australian National Botanic Gardens Experience (Paperback)
Australia's complex, beautiful and diverse flora is showcased in stunning botanic gardens across the continent. Through exquisite color photographs taken at the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) or during field trips with the National Seed Bank, Fanny Karouta-Manasse celebrates the minute and intriguing details of these plants. This second edition of Discovering Australian Flora explains how plants are displayed in the ANBG according to themes and provides clear and simple geographical, historical and botanical information, including descriptions of plant characteristics. It also describes the unique features of Australian flora, such as their reliance on fire and ability to survive in poor soil, and looks in detail at the two dominant genera in the Australian landscape - Eucalyptus and Acacia. Extensively updated with new photographs and a new chapter on conservation, this beautiful book offers detailed insight into Australia's native flora. It will appeal not only to visitors to the ANBG but to anyone with an appreciation and passion for nature's beauty and the wonders of Australia's botanical treasures. Features:
- Foreword by Ian Fraser
- Showcases the beauty and diversity of Australia's native plants in over 300 color photographs
- Provides an introduction to the unique features of Australian flora
- Explains the five plant groupings used by the ANBG and includes a photographic list of the plant families found there
- This second edition contains new photographs and a new chapter on conservation.