Timber Press, 2008. 431 pages, hardcover, 388 photos, 1066 line drawings
The diverse external shapes and structures that make up flowering plants can be bewildering and even daunting, as can the terminology used to describe them. An understanding of plant form is essential to appreciating the wonders of the plant world and to the study of botany and horticulture at every level. In this ingeniously designed volume, the complex subject becomes both accessible and manageable.
This classic book has been revised and expanded to include the latest information on plant morphology. It contains more than 1,000 exquisite line drawings including 119 that are new to this edition, and nearly twice as many photographs as the previous edition. This book is remarkable for its user-friendly organization, high-quality illustrations, and extensive cross-referencing. Aimed at students of botany and horticulture, enthusiastic gardeners and amateur naturalists, it functions as an illustrated dictionary, a basic course in plant morphology, and an intriguing and enlightening book to dip into.