A comprehensive reference to botanical terms. The technical terms used to describe plants are essential for accurate identification and communication. This comprehensive glossary, enhaced by clear, accurate illustrations, gives cocnise definitions of the terms that describe all the visible characteristics of plants. Gardeners, botanists, and nature lovers will find this guide invaluable in understanding tha plant kingdom. Gardeners are inherently curious. They make note of a plant label in a botanical garden and then go home to learn more. They pick up fallen blossoms to examine them closer. They spend hours reading plant catalogs. But they are often unable to accurately name or describe their discoveries. A Botanist's Vocabulary gives gardeners and naturalists a better understanding of what they see and a way to categorize and organize the natural world in which they are so intimately involved. Through concise definitions and detailed black and white illustrations, it defines 1300 words commonly used by botanists, naturalists, and gardeners to describe plants.
Susan K. Pell, PhD, is the Science and Public Programs Manager at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Bobbi Angell is a scientific illustrator for the New York Botanical Garden and other academic institutions; her richly detailed pen and ink illustrations have appeared in a wide variety of scholarly and commercial publications.
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