PLANT FAMILIES by Carol Lerner


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A brief, attractive look at 12 common plant families, with full-color illustrations of representative species drawn to scale. Lerner describes the characteristics of leaf, flower, fruit, and seed, with botanical terms appearing in italics and defined in a glossary. While the text is too technical for the novice, and the lack of botanical names will limit usefulness for serious study, the lovely, precise illustrations of common garden and wayside plants (including the arum, buttercup, composite, grass, lily, mint, mustard, orchid, parsley, pea, pink, and rose families) make this an appealing browsing title.

Pub Date: March 24th, 1989
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Morrow