This book is a unique and stunning guide to the beautiful wildflowers of Western Australia. Lavishly photographed in full colour throughout, it features photographs and brief descriptions of 755 species found in the popular southern region. Each species is cross-referenced to simple maps for quick and easy reference to localities. The introduction by Alex George gives a descriptive overview of the main vegetation regions of the state. The majority of species illustrated were found on roadsides, many in national parks and reserves, accessible by conventional vehicles. Wherever possible, technical botanical terms have been avoided except where precision or brevity necessitate their use; a glossary is provided to cover these terms.
Margaret Corrick has enjoyed a long association with the National Herbarium of Victoria, where she was first employed as a Botanical Assistant and later as a Technical Officer curating the Herbariums Australian collection. She is a contributing author to the book Flora of Victoria, Vol. 3. In 1995 she was made an Honorary Associate of the Royal Botanic Gardens and National Herbarium of Victoria. Bruce Fuhrer is a highly regarded botanical photographer and author. In 1989 he was awarded the Australian Natural History Medallion. In 1991 he received an honorary M. Sc. from Monash University in Melbourne, where he worked for nearly 25 years in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. On his retirement in 1996 he was appointed an Honorary Research Associate at Monash.