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RHS Genealogy for Gardeners

Plant Families Explored & Explained

By Simon Maughan and Dr Ross Bayton

  • Hardback
  • £14.99

The latest in the series that launched with the bestselling RHS Latin for Gardeners, this offers a unique guide to the fascinating genealogical relationships between plant families.

The latest in the series that launched with the bestselling RHS Latin for Gardeners, this offers a unique guide to the fascinating genealogical relationships between plant families.

RHS Genealogy for Gardeners is part of the bestselling series that includes RHS Latin for Gardeners and RHS Botany for Gardeners. This informative, easy-to-understand and beautifully designed reference book explores plant families and the plant family tree in unparalleled detail.

From roses (Rosaceae) to rhubarb (Polygonaceae) and carrots (Apiaceae) to camellias (Theaceae), RHS Genealogy for Gardeners unlocks a wealth of practical information, helping you to identify, select and cultivate plants from over 70 families most familiar to gardeners. Along with details about the size, range, origin and appearance of each family, feature boxes highlight interesting facts and provide useful growing tips.

Whether you are a gardener, horticultural student, budding botanist or plant enthusiast, RHS Genealogy for Gardeners will help you understand and appreciate the extraordinary diversity and unrivalled splendour of the plant kingdom.

Biographical Notes

Simon Maughan studied Plant Science at the University of Edinburgh, and has spent 25 years furthering his knowledge and developing a love of practical gardening and plants. He was employed in 1995 to work on the RHS A-Z of Garden Plants and has worked on many dozens of gardening books, covering all aspects of the subject from species rhododendrons to garden design. He has worked as an editor and publisher for the RHS for over 12 years.

Dr Ross Bayton gained a Bachelor's degree in tropical ecology, and later a Masters and a PhD, both in taxonomy. He is the co-author of New Trees: Recent Introductions to Cultivation and used to work for BBC Gardeners' World Magazine.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781784723804
  • Publication date: 05 Oct 2017
  • Page count: 224
  • Imprint: Mitchell Beazley
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