Perth Plants Edition 2

A Field Guide to the Bushland and Coastal Flora of Kings Park and Bold Park

June 2016
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    8th June 2016
  • ISBN 9781486306022
  • Language English
  • Pages 440 pp.
  • Size 5.75" x 8.5"
  • Images 3,764 color photos & 796 maps

Perth Plants provides a comprehensive photographic guide to all plants known to occur in the bushlands of Kings Park and Bold Park. There are 778 species included--both natural and introduced--representing approximately one quarter of all the plants in the greater Perth region, and one-tenth of all species known for the south-west of Western Australia.

This second edition of this field guide contains 22 additional species and updated photography throughout.


* This is one of the most detailed field guides available for south-west Western Australia, with species presented in their most current scientific classification.

* With multiple photos per species, the book provides a relatively easy means of identifying both native and naturalized species in the Perth region and beyond.

* Small enough to fit in a backpack for field use, but detailed enough to provide a solid identification tool, this is a very practical field guide.

"This book, like our flora, is a gem. Easily accessible, well laid-out and with informative but easy to understand text, you can use it on any ramble around Perth and chances are you'll be able to work out what plants you've found."

Kevin Thiele, Western Australian Herbarium, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Perth

Foreword to the second edition
Foreword to the first edition
Acknowledgements from the first edition
Photographic credits
Acknowledgements for this second edition
Map of Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Map of Bold Park

Native flora
Introduced flora

Appendix. Non-naturalised plants

Russell L. Barrett

Russell L. Barrett has worked as a Research Botanist with the Botanic Gardens, the Australian National Herbarium and CSIRO. He is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Western Australia and a research Associate at the Western Australian Herbarium.

Eng Pin Tay

Eng Pin Tay is a Herbarium Botanist at the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, Perth. He has previously worked with tropical plants in Singapore as Curator of the then Parks & Recreation Department and as a Senior Research officer at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. His work as taken him to many natural areas in South-East Asia and botanic gardens around the world.