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Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods, and Fruit

By Robert Llewellyn and Teri Dunn Chace

Llewellyn’s images reflect a depth of detail that until now, only the best botanical illustrators could approach.

Washington Post

A centuries-old saying goes, “Great oaks from little acorns grow.” But as Seeing Seeds reveals, there is much more to a seed than the plant it will someday become: seeds, seedheads, pods, and fruits have their own astounding beauty that rivals, and sometimes even surpasses, the beauty of flowers.

In these stunning pages you’ll gain an understanding of how seeds are formed and dispersed, why they look the way they do, and how they fit into the environment. Seeing Seeds will take you to strange and wonderful places. When you return, it’s safe to say that you’ll never look at a seed the same way again.

Media reviews

"Offers a cornucopia of photographs by Robert Llewellyn ... The text, by Teri Dunn Chace, offers fascinating tidbits."

New York Times

"A marvelously artistic and detailed look at how plants perpetuate themselves.…The energy and ingenuity of seeds practically jumps off the pages of the book."

Pacific Northwest Magazine

"You'll never look at these important plant parts the same way again."

Mother Nature Network

"What Llewellyn has done with his photographs is something akin to entering the temple of creation on a microscopic level."

Daily Progress

"Llewellyn’s images reflect a depth of detail that until now, only the best botanical illustrators could approach."

Washington Post

"Magical encapsulations of the future, seeds also are tiny worlds of their own. The new book, Seeing Seeds, explores them in near microscopic detail."

Sunset

"An odyssey full of wonder that’s worthy of narration by Jacques Cousteau.…So often we look, but we don’t see. This book tries to change all that. Marvel at nature’s symmetry, patterns, and hidden textures."

English Garden

About the authors

Robert Llewellyn

Robert Llewellyn has been photographing trees and landscapes for more than forty years. His photographs have been featured in major art exhibits, and more than thirty books featuring his photography are in print. His book Washington, The Capital was an official diplomatic gift of the White House and State Department.

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Teri Dunn Chace

Teri Dunn Chace is a writer and editor with more than 30 titles in publication, including Seeing Trees, How to Eradicate Invasive Plants, and The Anxious Gardener's Book of Answers. She's also written and edited extensively for Horticulture, North American Gardener, Backyard Living, and Birds & Blooms.

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