Temperate Garden Plant Families

The Essential Guide to Identification and Classification

By Peter Goldblatt John C. Manning

Learn how to identify the most important temperate plant families

Based on the most up-to-date research, Temperate Garden Plant Families spans the spectrum from Acanthaceae (the acanthus family) to Zingiberaceae (the ginger family), and reflects the current scientific consensus about the family status of the most popular garden genera. Introductory information includes an overview of family classification, plant nomenclature, and plant morphology. The comprehensive A–Z of plants includes profiles that include information on the number of species and genera, plant form, flowers, fruit, and a short description. Each profile is illustrated with color photographs and botanical illustrations. Botanists, horticulturists, gardeners, and students will all welcome this authoritative yet accessible reference.

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“Horticulturists, professional designers, and committed home gardeners should not be without this book.” —Garden Design Online

“A strong new publication sure to be useful to many.” —Plant Talk - Inside The New York Botanical Garden
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May 28, 2019