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Old 07-18-2009, 11:02 PM   #1
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leaf Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon

Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:58 AM   #2
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I have this book, I like it. Botany is a tough subject which hasn't gotten any easier since high school, unfortunately! Buy the book and learn through osmosis? Not going to happen, this is not light reading.

I've been skipping around, read and re-read the chapter on flowers hoping to learn and remember the differences between petals, sepals, tepals... and try to better understand sexual reproduction.

Lots of charts, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs, very high quality for a paperback, I think.

There was mention of this book in another post here at WG that I thought was a little strange, because Botany for Gardeners doesn't get into taxonomy or identification at all, until the appendix:

Learning to Identify Plants by Families

Anyway, I look forward to talking about this book if anyone else is interested.
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:49 AM   #3
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Thank you for the recommendation and link, Equlibrium. This one is going on my Amazon wish list immediately.
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:05 PM   #4
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This is an undergraduate botany text book. It introduces students to anatomy, physiology, morphology, and nomenclature.

If you want to learn more about underlying plant science, this book is for you. It is not necessary to read this book to be able to garden well. It was not intended to be a substitute for experience.
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