Published by Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated (2003). Two volumes. This comprehensive, beautifully illustrated encyclopaedia of plants contains information on over 20,000 plants from around the world. The volume is organised alphabetically by botanical name, and each entry provides a detailed description of the plant, notes on its origin, cultivation requirements, growth habits, propagation and the pests and diseases to which it is prone. The introduction, by Tony Lord, explains the workings of the world's 12 climatic zones, and explores the environments of, and the plants that grow in, these zones. It also provides helpful lists of plants suitable for growing in specific areas and provides a plethora of exciting ideas for garden design. Written by a team of international botanical and horticultural experts, Flora will allow all gardeners to choose the perfect plants for their garden, and expand their knowledge of the wealth of plants available. The stunning colour photography - most of it featuring the plants in their natural habitat - is the perfect complement to the uniquely comprehensive text. Two volumes are heavy.
Condition: Almost as new. Very minor smudges to bottom of page edges due to shelf standing.