A Guide to Flowers & Plants of Tasmania Fifth Edition


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By Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 192
Book Size 215 x 155 x 14 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint Reed New Holland
Release Date 3 Jan 2018
Subject Classification The natural world, country life & pets / Trees, wildflowers & plants

Now in its fifth edition, the phenomenally successful A Guide to Flowers and Plants of Tasmania has been in print since 1981. This beautifully illustrated guide has been extensively revised, with an additional 30 species, updated text and many new pictures, some of which are full page, adding even more vibrancy and interest to the book.

It is an invaluable companion and reference for bushwalkers, tourists and all those interested in the Tasmanian countryside. For ease of identification, each of the 300 species described is illustrated by one or more photographs. The text includes all the information necessary to help identify the plants: size, description, flowering time, appearance of the flowers and other parts of the plant, and the type of habitat where you may expect to find them.

The book also includes an introduction to the vegetation of Tasmania, diagrams of leaf shapes and the parts of a flower, and a glossary of common terms.

Launceston Field Naturalists Club

The popular natural history book was first conceived in the 1970s, after members of the Launceston Field Naturalists Club realised that there was no guide available specifically for Tasmanian flora. John Simmons, always a forward thinker, worked tirelessly with his wife Marion and many Club members and other supporters to produce the first edition. Since then club members have continued to improve and update the book on a regular basis.