Illustrations, Glossary, Bibliography, Index
While Grasses of Temperate Australia is a comprehensive field guide to grasses, it is also designed to introduce the amateur botanist to this interesting group of plants. The authors have selected over 100 grasses that impinge on our daily lives – species that we may use or, at least, see during our work or recreation.
The introductory chapters include a general discussion of the temperate region, the importance of grass, troublesome features of grasses, grasslands and grass morphology and an illustrated guide to identification. The main body of the text comprises a detailed guide to individual grasses, including notes on habitat, distribution and detailed notes on use, control as a weed, toxicity and an illustrated aid to identification, and is followed by a comprehensive glossary, bibliography and index.
Line drawings by expert botanical illustrators Allan Barnett, Dennis Morris and Joan Sampson Tucker are used throughout the book.