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This best-selling classic by Andrew Crowe includes comprehensive information on the identification, ecology and uses of New Zealand's native plants.

This best-selling classic by Andrew Crowe includes comprehensive information on the identification, ecology and uses of New Zealand's native plants.

Use Andrew Crowe's unique leaf key to confidently identify the shrubs, climbers, perching plants and groundcovers of New Zealand’s native forest. Colour photographs of leaves and associated creatures, graphics giving plant shape and height, plant distribution maps and ID checklists clearly listing distinguishing features are all helpful tools to identify New Zealand's native forest plants.

Discover the known uses of each plant, from snow sandals, hair ties, combs, whistles, baskets and dyes, to food, medicine and timber. Also, learn how to grow each plant in your own garden.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143009016

    March 27, 2009

    Penguin (NZ Adult)

    64 pages

    RRP $26.00

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Awards and Recognition

  • AIM Children's Book Awards
    1995
    Winner
    Non-fiction

Also by Andrew Crowe

A Mini Guide to the Identification of New Zealand Insects
Which Native Tree?
A Mini Guide to the Identification of New Zealand's Land Birds
A Mini Guide to the Identification of New Zealand Native Trees
The Life-Size Guide to the New Zealand Beach
A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand
Which New Zealand Insect?
Which New Zealand Bird?
The Life-Size Guide to Native Trees
The Life-Size Guide to Insects

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