A field guide to weeds in Australia.
This pocket-sized yet comprehensive work is intended for students of botany and agriculture as well as farmers, gardeners and field naturalists. The book begins with various definitions of a weed, an account of the reproduction and dispersal of weeds and some simple explanations of the terms generally used in describing plants. The main part of the work is taken up with straightforward descriptions and colour photographs (mostly of a high standard), supplemented with line drawings, of nearly 300 weed species of south-eastern Australia. The plants are arranged in alphabetical order of scientific name; there is also an index to the common plant names. In total, this work provides an excellent identification manual which is likely to become indispensable to all those concerned with the recognition of weeds. H.R. Broad.