Cape to Cape, April 2013. 228 pages, paperback, 98 colour plates illustrating 499 species
Scott, Jane, Patricia Negus.
Wildflowers of Southwest Australia has been rewritten and updated together with new and updated illustrations. This remarkable book is both a work of art and a detailed botanical reference. Over several decades Jane Scott has developed a deep love and understanding of the wildflowers growing in the biodiversity hotspot that is Southwest Australia. At the same time Patricia Negus honed to a high art her skills at capturing details of the natural environment in her watercolours. During a three-year collaboration between these two talents, Jane collected and described 502 of the most common wildflowers of Southwest Australia, and Patricia captured details of 499 of them in watercolour. Since its publication the new science of Molecular Genetics has given us a much better insight into the evolutionary pathways of our native plants. As a result, botanists have reclassified several of our native flowers to better show their evolutionary relationships. Scientists have also more accurately mapped our many bioregions.
A few of the plants in this book are specific to the Margaret River-Augusta area, but most have a wide range throughout the Southwest of Western Australia, making this book a valuable addition to the reference library of anyone wanting to learn more about Southwestern Australia’s fascinating flora
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