Native Plants of the Sydney Region

From Newcastle to Nowra and west to the Dividing Range

Alan Fairley and Philip Moore
AUD $59.99

A completely revised and updated edition of this classic handbook of the native plants found from Newcastle to Nowra. With 1400 colour photographs and its authoritative text, this is a magnificent reference for anyone who loves the Australian bush.

In a handy portable format, Native Plants of the Sydney Region is the ideal companion for anyone who wants to put names to the plants they see in the bush.

Covering an area from Newcastle to Nowra, and westwards to the Great Dividing Range, Native Plants of the Sydney Region contains plant species from remote areas as well as those common in remnant suburban bushland. Many of the species described are also found along the whole of Australia's east coast and west to the slopes and plains.

This book is based on the authors' earlier editions of Native Plants of the Sydney District, which became the standard reference for bushwalkers, gardeners, bush care workers, environmentalists, botanists, landscape architects and students. It has been completely rewritten with descriptions of nearly 1400 plant species, some only recently discovered, as well as many new colour photographs and revised names in an up-to-date taxonomy.

Reviews of the previous edition:

'A superbly researched and printed book, breathtaking in its detail. This masterly work is an important contribution to the protection and understanding of our native flora.' - The Sun-Herald

'A marvellous book and a must for the Sydney nature lover.' - Tim Low

'Many living outside the area will wish to own this book, either because they are growing plants mentioned or because they will visit the area.' - The Age

Author bio:

Alan Fairley has published more than 30 nature books, including walking guides and field guides, and has lectured at TAFE colleges on native plant identification. Philip Moore is a retired nuclear scientist with a passion for native flora. He is the author of A Guide to Plants of Inland Australia.

Category: Natural history
ISBN: 9781741755718
Edition No: 3rd
Table Of Contents: Abbreviations


The Sydney Environment

Major Vegetation Types

Fork Ferns

Club Mosses



Pines (Conifers)

Flowering Plants




Leaf and Flower Shapes


Further Reading
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Jacana
Pub Date: September 2010
Page Extent: 624
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Trees, wildflowers & plants