There are more than 20,000 recognised species of flowering plants naturally occurring in Australia. These include some of the most varied and fascinating species in the plant kingdom. From tiny annuals and terrestrial orchids to large perennials, shrubs and trees, Australian plants vary greatly in size and their beautiful flowers come in a wide array of shapes and colours. Field Guide to Australian Wildflowers
describes more than 1000 of the most common species found in Australia, each listed alphabetically within their family group. Species selected represent all the key floristic regions of Australia, including the Grampians in Victoria; the Barrens and Stirling Ranges in Western Australia; Sydney's heathlands and the tropical north.
Details provided to aid plant identification include: height, leaves, flowers, fruits, habitat, distribution and flowering season. Colour photography illustrates each species and, where helpful for identification purposes, line drawings of the leaf or fruit are also included.
The comprehensive introduction contains information on:
- how to identify wildflowers in the field, including structure form and function;
- flower family groups;
- classification and terminology;
- vegetation zones.
Informative text, botanical line drawings and full-colour photographs make Field Guide to Australian Wildflowers
an authoritative guide for anyone interested in Australia's flora.