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Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Eastern Mediterranean

Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the EasternMediterranean is the most comprehensive and up-to-date plant identification guide to the area. This large area has a complex and varied geology and topography but is united by its typically Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The eastern Mediterranean has an exceptionally high number of endemic species, and a flora quite distinct from the western Mediterranean Basin.

The geographic coverage of this book spans the Ionian Archipelago, mainland Greece, Peloponnese, Aegean Islands, Crete, Cyprus, Mediterranean Turkey, and the coasts of Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria. Featuring more than three thousand plants, this easy-to-use guide focuses on the most common and conspicuous species that occur in the area, with plant descriptions, color photographs, and illustrations throughout. A section on where to see wild flowers in the region is included, as well as a glossary of terms. An ideal companion for wildlife and plant enthusiasts, this guide will enable anyone to reliably identify wild flowers in the field.

640 pages | Over 1,400 color plates, 148 line drawings, 7 maps | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4

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Table of Contents

introduction 1
This book’s coverage 0
How to use this book 0
The plants 0
Sequence of plant families 0
Plant descriptions 0
a history of plant hunting
in the levant 0
plant identification 0
Common flower types deconstructed 0
Common flower forms 0
Common leaf forms 0
Common fruit forms 0
How to identify plant families 0
places to see wild flowers in
the eastern mediterranean 00
Ionian Archipelago 00
Mainland Greece 00
Rhodope 00
Mount Olympus 00
Mount Ossa and Mount Pillion 00
Peloponnese 00
Aegean Islands 00
Crete 00
Cyprus 00
Mediterranean Turkey 00
The Southeast Mediterranean 00
Israel and Palestine 00
Lebanon 00
Syria 00
wild flower habitats 00
Agricultural land 00
Maquis, Garrigue and Phrygana 00
Evergreen and deciduous forests 00
Gorges 00
Coasts 00
Offshore islets 00
Arid habitats 00
Seasonal interest 00
species descriptions 00
Gymnosperms 00
Basal angiosperms 00
Monocots 00
Eudicots 00
glossary 00
index of english names 00
index of scientific names 00

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