Verticordia: The Turner of Hearts
Western Australian wildflowers are internationally renowned for their beauty and variety, and verticordias are no exception. Verticordia: The Turner of Hearts brings together for the first time available information on all the described taxa of Verticordia (101 species, 13 subspecies and 30 varieties) providing a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to their identification and cultivation.
It is illustrated throughout with beautiful watercolours and line drawings by Margaret Pieroni, one of Australia's most talented botanical artists. Photographs of plants in their natural habitat are also included.
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Background and acknowledgements
Dedicated to the memory
Classification within Verticordia and layout of species texts
References and recommended reading
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