Off topic - Plant/Tree Guides

To: "'nick leseberg'" <>, <>
Subject: Off topic - Plant/Tree Guides
From: "Gregory Little" <>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 09:36:24 +1000

Welcome to the world of botany. There are heaps of fantastic plant
books. For the whole of NSW there is an expensive 4 volume set called
"Flora of NSW" that has keys to every plant in NSW. There are excellent
comprehensive regional books such as the technical "Flora of the Sydney
Region" and pictorial "Field Guide to the Native Plants of Sydney" plus
others. South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria have excellent multi
volume books that have keys to all the plants in those states. Don't
know if WA, NT or Qld have state wide books on plants. There are books
that cover regions such as the out of print "Flora of the Central
Region" and plant groups such as "Grasses of NSW", "Trees and Shrubs in
Rainforests of NSW and southern Queensland". My advise is get a good
technical field guide with keys for your local area and some picture
books, get a 10x lens, get a book called "Name That Flower", go out and
collect a garbage bag full of plants and start keying them out. You will
find the books in good bookshops, Museums, Andrew Isles and over the
internet. Have fun.

Greg Little

Greg Little - Principal Consultant
General Flora and Fauna
PO Box 526
Wallsend, NSW, 2287, Australia
Ph    02 49 556609
Fx    02 49 556671

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of nick leseberg
Sent: Sunday, 10 August 2008 7:56 PM
Subject: Off topic - Plant/Tree Guides

Hello All,
Apologies for the slightly off-topic posting, but I know many on the
list will be able to help with my request, and there may even be others
who have the same question.
While I think my bird ID skills are up to speed, I am currently trying
to educate myself on the various trees, plants and wildflowers I come
across on my travels. I have not been overly impressed with most of the
guides that are readily available in the shops, and it has been
difficult to get an idea of the best books off the net, with such a wide
range. I understand there is too much to cover properly in a single
guide, so am probably more after a combination of reference style books
covering the different families.
Can anyone recommend their preferred books, or even a combination of
books that will suit my needs? Funds are not unlimited, but I am happy
to spend money as long as I'm paying for quality.
Unless you think it is pertinent to the list, please respond to me
directly - 
Thanks in advance
Nick Leseberg
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