Environmental weeds: a field guide for SE Australia
By Kate Blood
First published in 2001, reprinted 2003 by Bloomings Books, colour, wiro bound, 232 pages
Price $A39.95 plus $A12 postage within Australia [up to 3 kg], overseas postage please request a quote
ISBN 0957908601 or ISBN 9780957908604
This comprehensive field guide details over 175 environmental weeds in south-eastern Australia including emerging and potential weed species. Detailed descriptions in easy-to-understand language supported by excellent photography brings accurate weed identification within the reach of a broad range of users. Entries include weed shape and size, history and uses, taxonomic relationships, origin, weedy distribution, description, reproductive and growth characteristics and confusing look-alikes.
Environmental weed expert, Kate Blood, has drawn on the expertise of other professionals working in the area to compile the most up-to-date information on weed species and their distribution in south eastern Australia. Environmental weeds: a field guide for SE Australia will be an invaluable tool for land use management specialists, farmers, amateur naturalists and anyone with an interest in managing and overcoming the huge problems caused by environmental weeds.
About the author
Kate Blood's childhood passion for weeds led her into the invasive plant world and a horticultural degree at The University of Melbourne's Burnley Campus. After working in Victoria's national parks and reserves for six years with the Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Kate turned her focus to environmental weeds full-time. For the last four years she has worked with the CRC for Weed Management Systems across southern Australia.
Table of contents
How to use this guide
Climbers and creepers
Herbs and succulents