The Iris Family: Natural History and Classification


Super Savings Item! Save 40% on the The Iris Family: Natural History and Classification by Timber Press at Cobble Stone Inn. MPN: 233 color photos, 63 line drawings, 1 ma. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Irises and their relatives are lily-like plants related to the orchid and narcissus families, with whom they share a propensity for large, brightly colored, attractive flowers. Many have longlasting flowers—Iris, Gladiolus, and Freesia are among the most important cut-flower crops in the world. The intricate flowers of the iris family are finely adapted for pollination by a variety of animals, including hummingbirds, sunbirds, beetles, butterflies, moths, wasps, and bees. This intimate connect


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Irises and their relatives are lily-like plants related to the orchid and narcissus families, with whom they share a propensity for large, brightly colored, attractive flowers. Many have longlasting flowers—Iris, Gladiolus, and Freesia are among the most important cut-flower crops in the world. The intricate flowers of the iris family are finely adapted for pollination by a variety of animals, including hummingbirds, sunbirds, beetles, butterflies, moths, wasps, and bees. This intimate connection between flower form and pollination biology reveals how the marvelous range of flower colors, shapes, and scents are vital to the lives of the species. The diversity of Iridaceae is illustrated in more than 200 superb photographs supplemented by expert line drawings. A lifetime of work by the world's expert on Iridaceae is distilled in this definitive account. Botanists, ecologists, naturalists, and gardeners will find this an essential reference.

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Brand:
Timber Press
Manufacturer:
Timber Press
Category:
Bulb Gardening
MPN:
233 color photos, 63 line drawings, 1 ma
Release Date:
2008-11-12
EAN:
9780881928976
ISBN:
0881928976
Edition:
1st Edition
Part Number:
233 color photos, 63 line drawings, 1 ma
Genre:
GARDENING
Author:
Array
Publisher:
Timber Press
Publication Date:
2008-11-12
Binding:
Hardcover
Item Weight:
3.04 pounds
Item Size:
1.25 x 11.27 x 8.88 inches
Package Weight:
3.04 pounds
Package Size:
8.82 x 1.34 x 11.02 inches

 


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