Common Indian Wild Flowers


This fieldguide describes 240 of the common and interesting wildflowers in the Indian peninsula, giving brief descriptions for each of them. The book begins with an introduction to flowering plants, the Indian subcontinent's climatic influences, topography, vegetation and biogeographic areas. Tips for watching wild flowers, photographing them and gardening are provided. Herbs, shrubs, climbers, some small trees have all been covered. Common names in both English and vernacular languages are provided. Wild flowers, the author informs us, are mostly native to the Indian subcontinent although some exotics that have been successfully naturalised have also been included in the book. Himalayan wild flowers have been purposely omitted in the book, keeping in mind that a number of books on those are already available.

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Yona Friedman

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