Handbook of North European Garden Plants

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Handbook of North European Garden Plants Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Cambridge University Press Pages: 650 Illustrations and other contents: 100 Line drawings, unspecified ISBN: 9780521004114 Category:

This book provides a means for the accurate identification of over 190 families and 2220 genera of flowering plants cultivated out-of-doors in gardens in north-west Europe and in other geographical regions with a similar climate, including parts of North America. The text is an abridged version of The European Garden Flora, published in six volumes, and constitutes a handy single volume digest that considers familes and genera, but not species. A key to all the families is provided and, for each of the families, a key to the genera within it. Scientifically rigorous descriptions of families and genera follow, including information on the number of constituent genera or species, and details of geographical distribution. Illustrations of genera from most of the major families are included to aid accurate identification.

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'... an excellent volume to keep within easy reach ...'. Susyn Andrews, The Horticulturist 'This is a functional book ... There is an abundance of information providing users with a convenient means of accurate recognition.' Paul Wymer, Biologist ' ... an excellent book of its kind and will surely be snapped up by devotees.' Journal of Field Studies "Cambridge University Press is to be commended for assembling this valuable paperback field guide in a portable and well-designed format." Chicago Botanic Garden "This is a useful text providing a comprehensive 'handbook' of flora and a key to families and genera in temperate climates...The illustrations are very good for comparison and positive identification." HortScience

Author Biography

James Cullen is Director of Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust. He has a wealth of horticultural experience, having spent 17 years as Deputy Regius Keeper at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UK and 24 years as chief editor of The European Garden Flora.