The flora of Armenia is one of the most diverse and interesting in the world and includes many favourite garden plants and their relatives. Tamar Galstyan has travelled the length and breadth of her native country to bring us this essential companion for plant enthusiasts and botanists that describes more than 1000 plants including bulbs, herbaceous plants, woody plants, grasses and ferns. Spectacular photos bring the plants vividly to life and each entry includes a full plant description to aid identification and accompanying distribution map. This is a wonderful way of getting to know the plants of this fascinating country whether exploring at home or in the field.
About the Author
Tamar Galstyan graduated from the University of Art and Theatre in Yerevan, Armenia and later studied ecology and began working as a teacher. She has traveled widely in Armenia, Georgia, Iran and Central Asia taking outstanding photographs which feature on her website, popular Facebook page ‘Plants of Armenia’ and now in a book. Tamar's deep knowledge of the region's flora is shared with many as she guides botany trips in the region.
"Wow! This is a remarkable and significant contribution to the literature of the region. The photography is exceptional and despite my vast botanical library I’ve not seen at least 50% of the plants in any other book of this nature." —Panayoti Kelaidis, Senior Curator Denver Botanic Gardens