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Quiver Trees, Phantom Orchids and Rock Splitters
The Remarkable Survival Strategies of Plants
By (author): Jesse Vernon Trail
9781770907041 Electronic book text, EPUB English NATURE / Plants / General Jun 01, 2015
$19.99 CAD
No longer our product 5 x 7 in 300 pages 130 Colour illustrationsfull-colour illustrations and photographs throughout ECW Press

A fascinating exploration of the world’s most unusual plants

Whether it’s an arctic heather that can create subtropical conditions within its leaves or a dwarf mistletoe that can shoot its seeds up to 50 feet away, plants demonstrate remarkable strategies in coping with and surviving their environment. They are often exposed to bitter cold, relentless winds, intense heat, drought, fire, pollution, and many other adverse growing conditions. Yet they are still able to survive and often even thrive.

Quiver Trees, Phantom Orchids and Rock Splitters: The Remarkable Survival Strategies of Plants showcases these exceptional plants with absorbing information and stunning photos that will inspire a new respect for nature’s innovation and resilience.

Jesse Vernon Trail is a knowledgeable and experienced author, instructor, curriculum developer and horticulturist in environment, ecology, sustainability issues, horticulture and the natural history of plants. He has had articles published in The Ecologist, Garden Making, Canadian Gardening, Plant and Garden, Fine Gardening, Gardenwise, Harrowsmith Country Life, Alive, and Outdoor Canada. Jesse lives in Vernon, B.C.

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