The Flora of Iraq is the only comprehensive reference for this region in the Middle East. It enables anyone documenting, studying, or managing Iraq's vast and rich flora to identify the vascular cryptograms and flowering plants. In addition to detailed taxonomic information, it includes general biological and economic data, as well as notes on vernacular names.
As this collection nears completion, it fills a major gap in the floral knowledge of Iraq. Plant families included in Volume 5, Part 2 are Lythraceae, Onagraceae, Haloragaceae, Gentianaceae, Menyanthaceae, Primulaceae, Plumbaginaceae, Plantaginaceae, Crassulaceae, Saxifragaceae, Vahliaceae, Umbelliferae, Valerianaceae, Dipsacaceae, and Campanulaceae.
Shahina A. Ghazanfar a botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. John R. Edmondson is an honorary research associate and retired Head of Botany at Liverpool University