Author(s): Peter Johnson
Winner of the Environment & Heritage award, 1998 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Here is my pick of pictures about our wild flowers, both weedy and native. Those you see along roadsides, down at the beach, or out in the bush - the "she'll-be-right" bunches picked on a picnic, or jammed into a milk bottle to decorate the holiday window-sill. - Peter Johnson Renowned botanist Peter Johnson enthusiastically guides the reader in a journey of discovery (from the deep south of New Zealand to the far north and back again) of the delights of New Zealand wildflowers. The book is lavishly illustrated with over 260 colour photographs with insights and anecdotes written in Johnson's engaging style. Almost 400 plants are described, ranging from the mundane to the magnificent, from the overlooked to the ostentatious. The book includes a map, a comprehensive index and a table featuring flowering times, common and botanical names, and the origins of the wildflowers. Very good softcover copy.
Winner of Montana New Zealand Book of the Year Award Natural Heritage Category 1998.