Synopses & Reviews
This book is a helpful guide to identifying 500 species of Florida plant life, including rare as well as common wild flowers and characteristic trees, shrubs, vines, and ferns. Each description includes both common and scientific names, a range map, symbols to show the season of bloom, and a useful summary code of nine key plant, leaf, and flower characters, to aid in identification. With rich color photographs and brief, nontechnical notes to accompany each species, this handbook is a valuable reference for tourists, residents, students, and anyone interested in plants in all seasons of the year, from Pensacola to the Keys.
A beautiful book, with 500 full-color photographs and a scientific, yet understandable, way of describing exactly what [is] what.
Fort Myers News Press
[An] elegantly definitive book.
This book is a good addition by competent authors to the books on Florida's flowers.Fairchild Tropical Garden Bulletin
About the Author
C. Ritchie Bell, founding director of the North Carolina Botanical Garden and professor emeritus of botany at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is author or coauthor of nine books, including Wild Flowers of North Carolina and the Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (both from the University of North Carolina Press). Bryan J. Taylor is former chief park naturalist of the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation.