Flora of North America Editorial Committee. OUP 1997. 590pp, keys, drawings, distribution maps. Hardback.
A fine series. TAXON 47 - February 1998 each species account is clear and concise, with a generously large type that is easy on the eye. The authors' laudable aim is to make the book accessible to both botanists and non-botanists * New Scientist * This magnificent continental Flora will eventually run to 14 volumes ... An eagerly awaited Volume 3 follows the high standard established by Vols 1 and 2 ... FNA ably fills a substantial gap in the American botanical literature. The Editorial Committee should be congratulated on their synthesis of the manuscripts and views of so many authors, reviewers and editors - no easy task. And the publishers have put together a fine product. The book ought to prove almost as useful in other temperate regions. It is the very model of a modern Flora. * Plant Talk, January 1998 *