Shinners & Mahler’s Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas is a widely used flora and is highly regarded by many in the botanical community. Not only is this mammoth of a book used by the common botanist, it is also used throughout the state as a textbook at many universities. One of the more important aspects of the book is the attention to detail. Below are several words of praise from our readers.
“The Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas is a magnificent work. This abundantly illustrated volume will not only be of use to those people wanting to indentify Texan plants, it will be a model of how a local flora should be prepared.” – Sir Ghillean Prance FRS, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
“INCREDIBLE, FANTASTIC, WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL, ETC. WOW! To be more specific: COMPREHENSIVE, ENCYCLOPEDIC, INNOVATIVE. With every species illustrated – it’s a new departure in Texas floras, a breath of fresh air.” – Marshall Johnston, Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas
“You don’t have to be a botanist to use it! All the tools you need to teach plant taxonomy, family characters, classification, etc. Excellent introductory materials on the history and geology of North Central Texas. Great for identifying indigenous plants in an ecosystem! Essential for student wildflower collection projects! Use this one book instead of five, it has it all!” – Sharon Foster, Fort Worth Country Day School
“The best available, user-friendly source for information about our native and naturalized plants. This book should be in the library of every gardener, landscape architect, horticulturalist, urban planner, farmer, rancher, and wildflower enthusiast.” – Howard Garrett, The Dirt Doctor
We respectfully acknowledge that the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is located on traditional lands of Indigenous Peoples. We honor the ancestry, heritage, and gifts of all Indigenous Peoples who were sustained by these lands and give thanks to them. We are grateful that these lands continue to provide enrichment for many people today. [More…]