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The Journals of Hipolito Ruiz: Spanish Botanist in Peru and Chile, 1777–1788 by Hipólito Ruiz and Richard Evans Schultes

Ruiz's journals of about 2000 plants found in South America.

Conifers of the World: The Complete Reference by James E. Eckenwalder

The first comprehensive update of conifer taxonomy in nearly a century. $59.95

Botanical Latin (Fourth Edition) by William T. Stearn

A classic primer for learning grammar, syntax, punctuation, and vocabulary, as well as fascinating information on Latinate geographical names. $34.95

The Art of Botanical Drawing: An Introductory Guide by Agathe Ravet-Haevermans

A beginner's guide to botanical illustration that shows artists the basics of painting and drawing plants. $19.99

The Iris Family: Natural History and Classification by Peter Goldblatt and John C. Manning

The definitive botanical treatment on the diversity of the Iridaceae. $79.95

Buried Treasures: Finding and Growing the World's Choicest Bulbs by Jānis Rukšāns

Information and adventure from one of the world's leading bulb experts. $39.95

Mind-Altering and Poisonous Plants of the World by Michael Wink and Ben-Erik van Wyk

Plants used for poison darts, traditional medicine, and ceremonial and spiritual purposes. $49.95

The Timber Press Dictionary of Plant Names by Walter von Erhardt, Siegmund Seybold, Nils Bödeker, and Erich Götz

Complete and up-to-date, with 20,000 species of wild and garden plants. $39.95

Bleeding Hearts, Corydalis, and Their Relatives by Mark C. Tebbitt, Magnus Lidén, and Henrik Zetterlund

Includes all the cultivated species in the popular bleeding heart family. $34.95

The Rock Garden Plant Primer: Easy, Small Plants for Containers, Patios, and the Open Garden by Christopher Grey-Wilson

Grow rock garden plants without the rocks. $29.95

The Pines of Mexico and Central America by Jesse P. Perry, Jr.

Compiles information on the author's 40 years of researching Mexican pines.

Bulbs of North America by North American Rock Garden Society

Explores the approximately four dozen native North American bulbous genera.