The Resource Native plants of Victoria, text adapted from original work by Edward Edgar Pescott ; photography: Ken Stepnell

Native plants of Victoria, text adapted from original work by Edward Edgar Pescott ; photography: Ken Stepnell

Label
Native plants of Victoria
Title
Native plants of Victoria
Statement of responsibility
text adapted from original work by Edward Edgar Pescott ; photography: Ken Stepnell
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author
Photographer
Photographer
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Victorian climate and environs provides ideal conditions for a profusion of wildflowers and native plants which do not occur naturally anywhere else in the world. When judged by European standards, the soil quality is poor and lacking in essential nutrients, and the depth of the soil is rather shallow in some places and yet with these drawbacks, the luxuriant vegetation must surely qualify as one of the hardiest in the world." This facsimile is not intended as a scholarly work or the definitive text on all native Victorian plant life. It taps more so into our fascination and curiosity for that 'evergreen' question; what occurs in nature, how planting cycles wax and wane and of course, the profusion of colour and scent in such variable climatic conditions. For some time there has been a move towards the planting of native gardens in urban settings. This kind of movement requires the gardener to have accessible information on plant varieties, when to plant, when flowering times are as well as the adult plant's formation. Pescott's definitive classic makes for entertaining and informative reading. There are in excess of 100 award-winner Ken Stepnell's colour photographs, all captioned, and a comprehensive index of plants providing data and identification for these plant species
Cataloging source
VWMR
Dewey number
581.9945
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Native plants of Victoria, text adapted from original work by Edward Edgar Pescott ; photography: Ken Stepnell
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • First published Melbourne; :George Robertson & Co., [1914]
Bibliography note
Includes glossary (pages 128-131) and index (pages 132-137)
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  • mel
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdamedia
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The native flora of Victoria -- Growing the native flora -- Boronia and pittosporum -- The legumes -- The legumes: the wattles -- Daises and everlastings -- The myrtle family -- The myrtle family: the eucalypts -- The protea family and its allies -- The heaths and bluebells -- Orchids -- Iris and lily -- Grasses and ferns -- A number of desirable plants; Victoria's native garden
Control code
000050509545
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
137 pages
Isbn
9781864767377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
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.b27609819
System control number
  • (OCoLC)827742374
  • md27609819

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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