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  • Published: 27 March 2009
  • ISBN: 9780143009016
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $26.00

Which Native Forest Plant?

New Ecology Edition


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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.

  • Pub date: 27 March 2009
  • ISBN: 9780143009016
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

Andrew Crowe

Andrew Crowe is a best-selling author with a special interest in helping make nature accessible to beginners of all ages. He has written over 40 nature books covering seashells, insects, spiders, birds and other animals and plants. Andrew has won numerous New Zealand book awards, including the Margaret Mahy Medal in 2009 for his overall contribution to children's literature and the Ashton Wylie Award in 2005 for a biography for teenagers on the Dalai Lama. His latest book, Pathway of the Birds: The Voyaging Achievements of Maori and their Polynesian Ancestors (Bateman), received a Storylines Notable Book Award in 2019.

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Awards & Recognition

  • AIM Children's Book Awards

    Winner • 1995 • Non-fiction


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