The Kew Temperate Plant Families Identification Handbook brings together the combined knowledge of Kew experts in a guide to the commonly encountered plants of temperate regions. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a centre of expertise for cultivating a range of plants from around the world, especially temperate plants which are grown in the Arboretum, Alpine House and Temperate House, as well as at Wakehurst. In this book, Kew's experts have accumulated an unsurpassed practical knowledge of the plants they encounter, both scientific and horticultural. 100 plant families are described in detail and richly illustrated with photographs showing the important identification characters, along with distribution maps, line drawings and herbarium sheets. This book is the primary resource for plant identification for those working in temperate regions around the world.
Gemma Bramley is a botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. She is co-editor of The Kew Tropical Plant Families Identification Handbook (Kew Publishing, 2016). Anna Trias-Blasi is also a botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew where her research is focused on the Vitaceae family.