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Plant & Flower I.D book

Unread postby Stritchy » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:40 am

Hello all. I am going to be in South Africa for 6 months from June to December. Then hopefully permanently.

Last time I visited the west coast national park it was flower season and I was irritated that I did not know the plants. This time I want to be prepared. Can anyone suggest a good flower i.d book?


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Re: I.D book

Unread postby lion queen » Mon May 07, 2012 8:26 am




These might be of some help.......... :thumbs_up:
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Re: I.D book

Unread postby arks » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:09 pm

This may be too late to help Stritchy, but might be of interest to others. The field guide recommended to me by a top SA botanist is Field Guide to Fynbos by John Manning, published by Struik.
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Unread postby naturelover » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:05 pm

There was a wild flower guide to plants of the West Coast published by the Botanical Society. The best place to find books on wild flowers is at the bookshop at Kirstenbosch.
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