Flowers and Plants of Victoria
Australian Flora in Colour
Edited by G. R. Cochrane, B. A. Furher, E. R. Rotherham and J. H. Willis
A. H. & A. W. Reed, 1968 [First Edition], full colour photographic plates throughout, illustrated end-papers (maps), large format hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing to edges, top fore-edge a little dusty with stain, no inscriptions; price-clipped dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing to edges and corners, slightly sunned spine (see photographs)
"This book with its 543 colour illustrations fills a gap that has existed for many years in Australian books of flora. No comprehensive colourful guide to the Victorian flowers and plants has previously been assembled. Almost one fifth of all the native plants occurring in the state are illustrated in full colour, and each illustration is accompanied by a descriptive caption.
The captions give the common and scientific names, the flowering time and the characteristics of the plants. These captions are further supported in chapters that describe the general grouping of the plants and the environment in which they live. Cross references from the text to the plates, and the extensive index make the book an invaluable field guide."