A Field Guide to the Bushland and Coastal Flora of Kings Park and Bold ParkSecond Edition
A comprehensive photographic guide to 778 species of plants found in Kings Park and Bold Park.
The city of Perth is well known and treasured for its areas of protected bushland in the heart of the city. Kings Park and Bold Park represent a significant part of the natural heritage of the Swan Coastal Plain and are an important part of city life. The city is also a gateway to the incredible biodiversity to be found in south-west Western Australia. + Full description
Perth Plants provides a comprehensive photographic guide to all plants known to occur in the bushlands of Kings Park and Bold Park, both native plants and naturalised weeds. There are 778 species included, representing approximately one-quarter of all the plants in the greater Perth region, and one-tenth of all species known for the south-west of Western Australia.
This new edition contains 22 additional species and updated photography throughout. It is an essential reference for anyone interested in the plants of south-west Western Australia, and particularly the Swan Coastal Plain.- Short description
"This book, like our flora, is a gem. Easily accessible, well laid-out and with informative but easy to understand text, you can use it on any ramble around Perth and chances are you'll be able to work out what plants you've found."
Kevin Thiele, Western Australian Herbarium, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Perth
"This field guide provides an excellent point of entry into one of the most charismatic floras on the planet, that of southwestern Western Australia... The strength of this field guide lies in presenting thousands of images (several per species) of consistently good quality... It is unsurprising that this field guide is now in its second edition, and I am sure there will be more to come on account of the great utility and quality of this practical book."
Tanja Schuster, Australasian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter, 167, June 2016, pp. 59-60
DetailsPaperback | April 2016 | $ 49.95
ISBN: 9781486306022 | 440 pages | 215 x 148 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Colour photographs, Maps
ePDF | April 2016
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
- This is one of the most detailed field guides available for south-west Western Australia, with species presented in their most current scientific classification.
- With multiple photos per species, the book provides a relatively easy means of identifying both native and naturalised species in the Perth region and beyond.
- Small enough to fit in a backpack for field use, but detailed enough to provide a solid identification tool, this is a very practical field guide.
ContentsForeword to the second edition
Foreword to the first edition
Acknowledgements from the first edition
Acknowledgements for this second edition
Map of Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Map of Bold Park
Appendix. Non-naturalised plants