Discovering the Wildflowers of Western Australia
by Margaret Pieroni
QPA Quality Publishing Australia, c1993, [First Edition], ISBN 187573723, full colour illustrations throughout, illustrated endpapers (maps), large format paperback
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, (see photographs)
“Each of the flower paintings in this book represents a personal discovery. During a lifetime of interest in wildflowers and love of the Australian bush, my discovery of Western Australian wildflowers in the wild, began with a trip to my parents from my home state of New South Wales in 1973. Without the benefit of very much knowledge of botany, we relied on photographs and descriptions in a few books in order to identify the plants we were seeing for the first time. Since then I have lived and worked amongst the magnificent flora here in Western Australia.
This book is not just intended as a guide to finding flowers in their natural habitat, as many of them are grown in gardens, parks and as street trees all over Australia and overseas. I hope to make people more aware of out magnificent wildflowers, to discover them for themselves and to study and grow them, an occupation which has provided me with a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction. “