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This checklist of garden plants in Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa has been researched by 250 botanists worldwide. It also contains 22,000 botanical names that are no longer officially in use and 10,000 popular names. An illustrated botanical glossary explains all the terms used to describe plants, and lists the most commonly encountered Latin names and their definitions. Every name (including cultivars) is followed by a brief description, the plant's distribution in the wild and its climatic zone, supported with maps for Europe and North America. Mark Griffiths is the editor of "The New Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary of Gardening".
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Based on the four-volume $800 RHS Dictionary, this is a condensed, one-volume index to 60,000 ornamental & economic plants, with brief descriptions that include range & hardiness. Common names & superseded Latin names are cross-referenced, & 30,000 cultivars are listed. There is an extensive glossary of botanical terms used in the plant descriptions or found generally in the literature, accompanied by precise drawings of leaf arrangements, shapes, margins, & surfaces, & various floral & fruit forms. The standard, indispensable source for plant names.
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Book Description Timber Press, Incorporated, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110881922463
Book Description Timber Press, Incorporated. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0881922463 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0481122