Dictionary of Plant Names: Botanical Names and Their Common Name Equivalents

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9780881922943: Dictionary of Plant Names: Botanical Names and Their Common Name Equivalents
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Wonderfully useful and complete, this little book includes common name cross-references, geographical distribution, and name origins, all at a bargain price. Pronunciations given are decidedly Britannic, but this seems a trivial matter in a book that fills so essential a need so conveniently.

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Allen Coombes is an experienced and highly qualified botanist who worked for the Hillier Gardens in Hampshire, England, and is now coordinator of scientific collections at the University Botanic Garden in Puebla, Mexico. He has written widely on trees and shrubs, was a member of the Horticultural Taxonomy Group for many years, and wrote his first book on plant names in 1985.

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Its sheer utility will commend it to every gardener. But, beyond that, readers will find it a delightful collection of plant lore, history, places, and plantsmen. a wonderfully concise guide to the morass of botanical and common names. Carry it in your pocket and never again be at a loss for a botanical name. A brilliant all-words/no-pictures handbook. -- Cynthia Boyd "St. John's Express" (02/28/2004) By far the best gardener's dictionary I have seen to date. -- Ernie Lythgoe "Coastal Grower" (10/01/1987) The real beauty of this incredible handbook is in its information. -- Lynette Walther "Palatka Daily News" (03/10/1999) "Dictionary of Plant Names" is current, expertly written and-important to gardeners-easy to use. -- Fred Archibald "Frederick News-Post" (11/05/1986) The Timber Press small hardcover will fit in the glove compartment... and be a take-it-with-you aid on every garden tour and visit to public gardens. -- A. Carman Clark "Camden Herald" (03/04/1999) " A brilliant all-words/no-pictures handbook." -- Cynthia Boyd, St. John's Express, February 28, 2004 " The real beauty of this incredible handbook is in its information." -- Lynette Walther, Palatka Daily News, March 10, 1999 " The Timber Press small hardcover will fit in the glove compartment ... and be a take-it-with-you aid on every garden tour and visit to public gardens." -- A. Carman Clark, Camden Herald, March 4, 1999 "The Timber Press small hardcover will fit in the glove compartment ... and be a take-it-with-you aid on every garden tour and visit to public gardens."--A. Carman Clark, Camden Herald, March 4, 1999 "The real beauty of this incredible handbook is in its information."--Lynette Walther, Palatka Daily News, March 10, 1999--Lynette Walther "Palatka Daily News " "A brilliant all-words/no-pictures handbook."--Cynthia Boyd, St. John's Express, February 28, 2004--Cynthia Boyd "St. John's Express "

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