The European Garden Flora is the definitive manual for the accurate identification of cultivated ornamental plants. Written to the highest scientific standards, but in an accessible format, it provides comprehensive keys at the level of family, genus and species, and line diagrams are included to illustrate important diagnostic features of critical taxa. Reference is made to useful illustrations and taxonomic accounts.
"There is a wealth of information here, both scientific and practical. The authors have achieved what might have seemed impossible; they have taken a step toward the relief of the botanist's frustration in the garden and at the same time they have provided the horticulturalist with a concise compendium of modern botanical knowledge."
- Peter Moore, Nature