A photographic guide intended to help in the identification of ‘bulbous’ plants growing wild in Turkey and Iran. This new edition of Bulbous Plants of Turkey and Iran has been fully revised with a new text by Dr Christopher Grey-Wilson with 150 species and 350 images added. Naming and conservation issues surrounding these fascinating plants are also covered.
This book covers the majority of bulbs found in Turkey (including European Turkey) and Iran. The flora of this vast region, which includes coasts, mountains and deserts, is rich and varied. It ranges from Mediterranean maquis to coniferous and deciduous forests, steppes and high alpines. In all these different habitats bulbous plants play a significant role. Bulbs are a particular feature of the spring and early summer months, although quite a few also bloom in the autumn and early winter.