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Unread postby Snow Zee » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:14 am

Hello Imberbe,

Would you know if Pitta Joffe's book, Creative Gardening with Indigenous Plants, A South African guide, is a good resource to have when identifying plants in gardens in the Gauteng area? If not, which one do you suggest?

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby Imberbe » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:38 am

That is an excellent book. For plant identification it is not the best though.

Two top books in my opinion:

A Fieldguide to Wild Flowers: Kwazulu-Natal and the eastern Region
Elsa Pooley
ISBN 0-620-21500-3
Natal Flora Publications Trust
1998

(Though aimed at KZN it is still useful for the Highveld region.)

and

Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Highveld
Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan
ISBN 1-86872-058-6
STRUIK
1998 2nd impression
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