Need to use a flora to identify flowers, but a bit rusty on the terms?
The FSC Describing Flowers guide describes and illustrates the main characters used in identification. These include:
- Overview of flowers: whorl, calyx, sepals, petals, stamens, carpels
- Flower symmetry: actinomorphic and zygomorphic
- Perianth: anther, filament; shape and arrangement
- Carpel: stigma, style, ovary, ovule; inferior and superior ovaries
- Leaf: venation, arrangement, position, margins, bases, shape, stipules; simple and compund leaves
Text on the reverse side includes a checklist of the main characters you can record in the field. We've also included a guide to writing a floral formula, and to describing fruits (berry, drupe, achene, nut, capsule, etc), plant form (herb, shrub, tree), organs of vegetative reproduction (stolon, rhizome, etc) and inflorescence (spike, panicle, rhizome, etc).
Full-colour laminated charts designed for use outside. Over 70 titles in the series. Clear colour illustrations help you make a positive identification quickly. Small enough to take into the field - charts fold to B5 size (approx. 24 x 18 cm). Splash-proof and wipe clean.