Synopses & Reviews
South Africa, together with Lesotho and Swaziland, has a diverse landscape and equally varied flora, which encompasses some 19,000 shrubs and herbs, a large proportion of which bear flowers of intricate and often stunning beauty. Field Guide to Wildflowers of South Africa describes more than 1,100 of these, highlighting the most conspicuous species and those most likely to be encountered across the country. A novel identification aid and easy-to-use keys guide users to the correct family and genus, while individual species descriptions, clear photographs, distribution maps and flowering seasons help pinpoint the plant. With this guide, wildflower enthusiasts at all levels will now be able to identify plants accurately in any part of South Africa.
This book describes some 1,200 of southern Africa s diverse and beautiful wild flowers, highlighting the most conspicuous and those most likely to be encountered.