Author(s): Ann Prescott (Illustrator)
An easy to use colour coded field guide to the wildflowers of the Adelaide Region. A field guide. Find flowers you want to identify in four easy steps: 1. Find the right colour section There are five colour sections. Each section has colour stripes at the top and colour thumb mark for easy reference. 2. Then locate the flower shape Each of these five colour sections is then divided into several groups based on general flower shapes. 3. Match the illustration to the flower To help you find the right page, use the bold text above the coloured bars which groups plants with similar features. 4. Match the flower name and number Use the description to confirm your choice. The text explains things such as where it grows and when it flowers. This book is for everyone who likes wildflowers and the Australian bush. While many botanical books are very technical, this book is essentially a picture matching book. The flowers are illustrated and they are grouped by their colour, flower shape, and general size or growing habit. It is written for people without a horticultural or botanical background. It will also be useful for students and land managers. This book shows all the common plants of the Mount Lofty Ranges, the surrounding western and eastern foothills, and northern Adelaide Plains, the Barossa, and the Fleurieu Peninsula from Cape Jervis to the lower lakes of the River Murray. Most of the flowering plants from the tiniest orchids to the tallest trees are drawn, a total of over 1400 species. Grasses, reeds, and rushes are not included as that would have doubled the size of the book. All the common weeds that you may see invading bushland or along roadsides have been included.