A completely revised new edition of this classic handbook of native plants found from Newcastle to Nowra. With 1,400 color photographs and its authoritative text, this is a magnificent reference for anyone who loves the Australian bush.In a handy portable format, "Native Plants of the Sydney Region" is the ideal companion for anyone who wants to put names to the plants they see in the bush.
Covering an area from Newcastle to Nowra, and westwards to the Great Dividing Range, "Native Plants of the Sydney Region" contains plant species from remote areas as well as those common in remnant suburban bushland. Many of the species described are also found along the whole of Australia's east coast and west to the slopes and plains. This book is based on the authors' earlier editions of "Native Plants of the Sydney District," which became the standard reference for bushwalkers, gardeners, bush care workers, environmentalists, botanists, landscape architects, and students. It has been completely rewritten with descriptions of nearly 1,400 plant species, some only recently discovered, as well as many new color photographs and revised names in an up-to-date taxonomy.
Alan Fairley has published more than 30 nature books, including walking guides and field guides, and has lectured at TAFE colleges on native plant identification. Philip Moore is a retired nuclear scientist with a passion for native flora. He is the author of A Guide to Plants of Inland Australia.
Abbreviations Introduction The Sydney Environment Major Vegetation Types Fork Ferns Club Mosses Ferns Cycads Pines (Conifers) Flowering Plants Dicotyledons Monocotyledons Glossary Leaf and Flower Shapes Index Further Reading