Identifying New Zealand's wildflowers is made simple and fun for all the family with this new guide. Flowers can be identified by a colour key and the petals matched to a life-sized photograph. Over 75 common wildflowers are featured, along with a life-size colour photograph of each flower. The text describes where each flower can be found, when it flowers, where it came from and how it got to New Zealand. Notes are included on the uses of each plant and whether it is poisonous or not.
Shortlisted for Elsie Locke Award 2004.
Andrew Crowe is a full-time author with a special interest in helping make nature accessible to beginners of all ages. He has written over 40 nature books covering seashells, insects, spiders, birds and other animals and plants. Andrew has won five New Zealand book awards, including the Ashton Wylie Award for a biography for teenagers on the Dalai Lama and - for his contribution to children's literature generally - the Margaret Mahy Medal.