Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification

Author: 
Thomas J. Elpel
Publisher: 
HOPS Press
Publication Date: 
2013
ISBN: 
978-1-892-78435-3

Revised and expanded sixth edition
Paper, 235 pp., $30.00

Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification is the book to own and study if you are a serious gardener. It can change the way you learn about plants. Each family of related plants has unique patterns for identification and this book provides a highly accessible means of understanding differences and similarities in gross plant anatomy. Much of the text is a reference tool as well as field guide to plant families of North America, often with one plant per page, many of which are in color. Keywords are included, and for some plants you will find details on their edible and medicinal properties. This book will enrich even your casual experiences with plants on walks in the woods or strolls in parks.
– Adele Kleine, volunteer and garden writer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
15
Number: 
6