Flora of Melbourne 3rd enlarged edition
Compiled by Australian Plants Society Maroondah
Published in 2001 by Hyland House, b&w with colour plates, soft cover, 393 pages
Price $A54.95 plus $A12 postage within Australia [up to 3 kg], overseas postage please request a quote
A comprehensive guide to the indigenous plants of the greater Melbourne area, ranging from the Werribee River to Mount Evelyn, and from Sunbury to Mount Eliza. The book describes more than 1300 native species, from the tiniest herb to the loftiest tree, with information on cultivation and propagation.
As an aid to identification, botanically correct line drawings and colour plates of more than 1000 species complement the text. Flora of Melbourne also contains information on plant communities and associations; regeneration and revegetation of parks, reserves and house blocks; soil types within the greater Melbourne area; seed collection and plant propagation; environmental weeds and their implications.
Now in its third edition (the first was published in 1991), 114 new entries, 98 new species and many name changes have been included to ensure that Flora of Melbourne remains the essential single volume reference for the many people interested in the conservation and horticultural qualities of local plants.
Table of contents
1. Melbourne's indigenous plant communities - Roslyn Savio
2. Soils of Melbourne - Soil Conservation Authority
3. Regeneration of a house block - Vivien Freshwater
4. Creating or restoring a wetlands area - Nick Romanowski
5. Planning and design of bushland restoration - Darcy Duggan
6. Environmental weed invasions and their conservation implications - Geoff Carr
7. Seed collection - Darcy Duggan, DNRE, Andrew Paget and Murray Ralph
8. Propagation of indigenous plants of Melbourne - Rodger Elliot
Part Two: Plant descriptions (pages 50-321)
Index of photographs
Index of botanical and common names