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Wily Violets & Underground Orchids: Revelations of a Botanist

Peter Bernhardt (Curator Royal Botanic Gardens, Sy

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In this book, Peter Bernhardt takes us on a grand tour of the botanical realm, weaving engaging descriptions of the lovely shapes and intriguing habits of flowering plants with considerations of broader questions, such as why there are only six basic shapes of flowers and why the orchid family is so numerous and so bizarre. Everyone from amateur naturalists and gardeners to plant scientists will find Wily Violets and Underground Orchids a lively guide to botanical lore. pp. xii, 255 illusts #0620 (Small inscription on prelim)

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AuthorPeter Bernhardt (Curator Royal Botanic Gardens, Sy
PublisherAllen & Unwin, Australia
Year Published1990
Binding Type

Softcover