Encyclopedia of Australian native plants
Encyclopedia of Australian native plants - choosing, cultivating and using them

by Geoff Bryant


Published in 2005 by Random House Australia, colour, hard cover, 368 pages


Currently being reprinted (no date available)


ISBN 9781741660302

Provides a substantial and enduring reference that will appeal to any garden enthusiast or lover of Australia’s flora. The A-Z describes around 2000 species, including trees, shrubs, climbers, annuals and perennials, ordered by botanical name and with over 550 illustrated with colour photographs. Each genus is introduced with origin, distribution, cultural details, gardenworthy features and cultivation notes. The species are listed with botanical name, widely accepted common names and hardiness zone ranges, and their features, growth habits and garden uses are described.




Aspects of native plants

Aboriginal plant use

Botanising in Australia

Australia’s climate and its effect on plants

Planning for drought

Natives for shade

Coastal gardens

Coping with eucalypts

Encouraging native wildlife in your garden

A-Z of Australian Native Plants [pages 35-355]