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Weeds of the South-East: An Identification Guide for Australia

Field / Identification Guide

By: Fiona J Richardson(Author), Rob G Richardson(Author), Ros CH Shepherd(Author)

522 pages, 3000+ colour photos

Richardson (RG and PJ)

Paperback | Sep 2016 | Edition: 3 | #231428 | ISBN-13: 9780980388541
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About this book

The third edition of this popular title has been fully updated and reorganised to recognise recent taxonomic changes and includes additional species, many new photographs and the latest distribution information.

- includes weeds of agriculture, bushland, waterways, gardens, roadsides, wasteland and amenity areas, as well as new and emerging problem species
- illustrated with more than 3000 photographs including spectacular close-up shots
- key features are described with relevant measurements for easier identification
- comparisons are made to similar species and easily confused natives
- situations where the species are likely to be found
- distribution by State using the latest herbaria records

Written in easy-to-understand language and beautifully illustrated, this is a field guide for anyone interested in the identification of pest plants and the preservation of our native flora. An essential tool for community land and bush care organisations, local and state government weed officers and advisers, rangers, agronomists, agriculturists, survey and identification botanists, horticulturists, landscapers and gardeners.


References and further reading
Identification using flower colour and shape

Plant guide
Ferns and allied plants - Davalliaceae, Dennstaedtiaceae, Dryopteridaceae, Equisetaceae, Marsileaceae, Salviniaceae, Selaginellaceae

Conifers - Cupressaceae, Pinaceae

Monocotyledons - Agapanthaceae, Alismataceae, Alliaceae, Alstroemeriaceae, Amaryllidaceae, Aponogetonaceae, Araceae, Arecaceae, Asparagaceae, Asphodelaceae, Cannaceae, Colchicaceae, Commelinaceae, Cyperaceae, Haemodoraceae, Hemerocallidaceae, Hydrocharitaceae, Iridaceae, Juncaceae, Juncaginaceae, Liliaceae, Orchidaceae, Poaceae, Pontederiaceae, Potamogetonaceae, Typhaceae, Zingiberaceae

Dicotyledons - Acanthaceae, Adoxaceae, Aizoaceae, Amaranthaceae, Anacardiaceae, Apiaceae, Apocynaceae, Aquifoliaceae, Araliaceae, Asteraceae, Balsaminaceae, Basellaceae, Berberidaceae, Betulaceae, Bignoniaceae, Boraginaceae, Brassicaceae, Cabombaceae, Cactaceae, Campanulaceae, Cannabaceae, Caprifoliaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Ceratophyllaceae, Chenopodiaceae, Cistaceae, Convolvulaceae, Cornaceae, Crassulaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Ericaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Fagaceae, Gentianaceae, Geraniaceae, Griseliniaceae, Grossulariaceae, Haloragaceae, Hypericaceae, Lamiaceae, Lauraceae, Lentibulariaceae, Linaceae, Lythraceae, Malvaceae, Martyniaceae, Meliaceae, Melianthaceae, Molluginaceae, Moraceae, Myrtaceae, Nitrariaceae, Nyctaginaceae, Nymphaeaceae, Ochnaceae, Oleaceae, Onagraceae, Orobanchaceae, Oxalidaceae, Papaveraceae, Passifloraceae, Pedaliaceae, Phrymaceae, Phyllanthaceae, Phytolaccaceae, Pittosporaceae, Plantaginaceae, Plumbaginaceae, Polemoniaceae, Polygalaceae, Polygonaceae, Portulacaceae, Primulaceae, Proteaceae, Ranunculaceae, Resedaceae, Rhamnaceae, Rosaceae, Rubiaceae, Rutaceae, Salicaceae, Sapindaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Simaroubaceae, Solanaceae, Tamaricaceae, Thymelaeaceae, Tropaeolaceae, Ulmaceae, Urticaceae, Verbenaceae, Violaceae, Zygophyllaceae


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Fiona Richardson - Born in the south of England, Fiona gained her Honours degree in Art and Sociology from the University of London in 1978 and worked as a market and business research consultant in Europe before emigrating to Australia in 1994. She now specialises in book design and typesetting for the publishing business she and Rob have built together.

Rob Richardson - Rob gained his Master of Agricultural Science degree from The University of Melbourne in 1976 and spent most of his career as a research scientist at the Keith Turnbull Research Institute in Frankston, Victoria working on the physiology and ecology of weeds, and the application and formulation of herbicides. He now specialises in editing and plant identification for the publishing business he runs with Fiona. They work from their bush property in the Brisbane Ranges of Victoria and are both keen sailors and photographers.

Ros Shepherd - Ros gained her Master of Science degree from The University of Queensland in 1966 and Master of Agricultural Science degree from The University of Melbourne in 1984. She spent many years as an entomologist at the Keith Turnbull Research Institute in Frankston, Victoria working on the biological control of pest plants and animals, which included research in South Africa. She is a keen bush walker, and now spends much of her time travelling in Australia and around the world, photographing and documenting plants.

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