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The Best Books About Plants

Best Plant Books

“What are the best books about Plants?” We looked at 299 of the top Plant Related books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 17 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Plant” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 275+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!


 


Top 17 Plant Books



17 .) A Seed is Sleepy written by Dianna Aston

	A Seed is Sleepy

Lists It Appears On:

  • Table Life Blog
  • This Reading Mama

Award-winning artist Sylvia Long and author Dianna Hutts Aston have teamed up again to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to seeds. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to a fascinating array of seed and plant facts, making it a guide that is equally at home being read on a parent’s lap as in a classroom reading circle.



16 .) Homegrown Herbs: A Complete Guide to Growing, Using, and Enjoying More than 100 Herbs written by Tammi Hartung

	Homegrown Herbs: A Complete Guide to Growing, Using, and Enjoying More than 100 Herbs

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bonnie Plants
  • Mountain Rose Herbs

Enjoy a thriving, fragrant herb garden and use your harvest to bring beauty, flavor, and health to your everyday life. Tammi Hartung provides in-depth profiles of 101 popular herbs, including information on seed selection, planting, maintenance, harvesting, and drying. Hartung also shows you how to use your herbs in a variety of foods, home remedies, body care products, and crafts. Whether you’re a seasoned herbalist or planting your first garden, Homegrown Herbs will inspire you to get the most out of your herbs.



15 .) My Garden written by Kevin Henkes

	My Garden

Lists It Appears On:

  • Table Life Blog
  • This Reading Mama

The girl in this book grows chocolate rabbits, tomatoes as big as beach balls, flowers that change color, and seashells in her garden. How does your garden grow?



14 .) Oh, Say Can You Seed?

	Oh, Say Can You Seed?

Lists It Appears On:

  • Table Life Blog
  • The Measured Mom

With the able assistance of Thing 1 and Thing 2 — and a fleet of Rube Goldbergian vehicles — the Cat in the Hat examines the various parts of plants, seeds, and flowers; basic photosynthesis and pollination; and seed dispersal.



13 .) One Bean written by Anne Rockwell

	One Bean

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Measured Mom
  • This Reading Mama

What happens when you plant just one little bean? A fundamental childhood experiment charmingly unfolds in this first science book about planting and observation. A perfect balance of simple narration and cheerful, thoughtful three-dimensional paper sculptures just right for the very young, One Bean carefully and joyfully takes the young observer step-by-step through a plant’s growth cycle, from planting the bean in a paper cup to the tasty results. Created with respect to the developmental needs of the youngest learner, here’s a concept book that tips its hat to children’s never-ending curiosity about the world around them.





11 .) The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants, Mushrooms, Fruits, and Nuts: How to Find, Identify, and Cook Them written by Katie Letcher Lyle

	The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants, Mushrooms, Fruits, and Nuts: How to Find, Identify, and Cook Them

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Mountain Rose Herbs

An illustrated field guide to the most common edible wild plants, complete with recipes and folklore.



10 .) The Curious Garden

	The Curious Garden

Lists It Appears On:

  • Read Brightly
  • Table Life Blog

One boy’s quest for a greener world… one garden at a time. While out exploring one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world. This is an enchanting tale with environmental themes and breathtaking illustrations that become more vibrant as the garden blooms. Red-headed Liam can also be spotted on every page, adding a clever seek-and-find element to this captivating picture book.



9 .) The Empty Pot written by Demi

	The Empty Pot

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Measured Mom
  • This Reading Mama

An IRA-CBC Children’s Choice. An American Bookseller “Pick of the Lists.” When Ping admits that he is the only child in China unable to grow a flower from the seeds distributed by the Emperor, he is rewarded for his honesty.



8 .) The Secret Life of Trees written by Colin Tudge

	The Secret Life of Trees

Lists It Appears On:

  • Five Books
  • Goodreads



7 .) The Tiny Seed

	The Tiny Seed

Lists It Appears On:

  • Table Life Blog
  • The Measured Mom

In autumn, a strong wind blows flower seeds high in the air and carries them far across the land. One by one, many of the seeds are lost — burned by the sun, fallen into the ocean, eaten by a bird. But some survive the long winter and, come spring, sprout into plants, facing new dangers — trampled by playing children, picked as a gift for a friend. Soon only the tiniest seed remains, growing into a giant flower and, when autumn returns, sending its own seeds into the wind to start the process over again. Eric Carle’s eloquent text and brilliant collages turn the simple life cycle of a plant into an exciting story, a nature lesson, and an inspiring message of the importance of perseverance.



6 .) A Tree is a Plant written by Clyde R. Bulla

	A Tree is a Plant

Lists It Appears On:

  • Table Life Blog
  • The Measured Mom
  • This Reading Mama

A tree is the biggest plant that grows. Trees can live for a very long time, and they are alive all year long, even when they look dead in winter. In this newly illustrated book, you will learn how a tree grows and how it gets food and water. You can also find out what happens to water after it travels through a tree’s roots, branches, and leaves, and how to figure out a tree’s age. Clyde Robert Bulla’s simple and concise text and Stacey Schuett’s lush illustrations follow a tree’s continuous life cycle through spring, summer, winter, and fall.



5 .) Flip, Float, Fly!

	Flip, Float, Fly!

Lists It Appears On:

  • Table Life Blog
  • The Measured Mom
  • This Reading Mama

Fans of From Seed to Plant, a perennial seller by Gail Gibbons, will want this lushly illustrated picture book. A gust of wind lifes a maple seed, sending it spinning like a shiny green helicopter throught the sky. Where wil it land? From splashing away in a raindrop to scurrying with scampering squirrels to hitching rides on your sleeves and socks, seeds have many ingenious ways to traveling to new laces, growing roots, and beginning the cycle again.



4 .) From Seed to Plant written by Gail Gibbons

	From Seed to Plant

Lists It Appears On:

  • Table Life Blog
  • The Measured Mom
  • This Reading Mama

Flowers, trees, fruits–plants are all around us, but where do they come from? With simple language and bright illustrations, non-fiction master Gail Gibbons introduces young readers to the processes of pollination, seed formation, and germination. Important vocabulary is reinforced with accessible explanation and colorful, clear diagrams showing the parts of plants, the wide variety of seeds, and how they grow. The book includes instructions for a seed-growing project, and a page of interesting facts about plants, seeds, and flowers. A nonfiction classic, and a perfect companion for early science lessons and curious young gardeners. According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons “has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children’s writer-illustrator.” Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly. Her many honors include the Washington Post/Childrens Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award. From Seed to Plant was included in the Common Core State Standards Appendix B.



3 .) How a Seed Grows written by Helene J. Jordan

	How a Seed Grows

Lists It Appears On:

  • Table Life Blog
  • The Measured Mom
  • This Reading Mama

How does a tiny acorn grow into an enormous oak tree? With beautiful and accurate watercolor illustrations from Loretta Krupinski, this book by Helene Jordan traces the process of how a little seed grows into the plants and trees that surround us. This is a Stage 1 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explains simple science concepts for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Let’s-Read-And-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series. Supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.



2 .) The Dandelion Seed written by Joseph P. Anthony

	The Dandelion Seed

Lists It Appears On:

  • Table Life Blog
  • The Measured Mom
  • This Reading Mama

The last dandelion seed clings to the flower until it is blown away to discover there is more to the world than it had believed.



1 .) The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives written by Stephen Buchmann

	The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Table Life Blog
  • The Measured Mom

Cultural history at its best—the engaging, lively, and definitive story of the beauty, sexuality, ecology, myths, lore, and economics of the world’s flowers, written by a passionately devoted author and scientist, and illustrated with his stunning photographs. Flowers, and the fruits that follow, feed, clothe, sustain, and inspire all humanity. They have done so since before recorded history. Flowers are used to celebrate all-important occasions, to express love, and are also the basis of global industries. Americans buy ten million flowers a day and perfumes are a worldwide industry worth $30 billion dollars annually. Yet, we know little about flowers, their origins, bizarre sex lives, or how humans relate and depend upon them. Stephen Buchmann takes us along on an exploratory journey of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, perfumes, while simultaneously bringing joy and health. Flowering plants continue to serve as inspiration in our myths and legends, in the fine and decorative arts, and in literary works of prose and poetry. Flowers seduce us—and animals, too—through their myriad shapes, colors, textures, and scents. And because of our extraordinary appetite for more unusual and beautiful “super flowers,” plant breeders have created such unnatural blooms as blue roses and black petunias to cater to the human world of haute couture fashion. In so doing, the nectar and pollen vital to the bees, butterflies, and bats of the world, are being reduced. Buchmann explains the unfortunate consequences, and explores how to counter them by growing the right flowers. Here, he integrates fascinating stories about the many colorful personalities who populate the world of flowers, and the flowers and pollinators themselves, with a research-based narrative that illuminates just why there is, indeed, a Reason for Flowers.




The 275+ Additional Best Plant Related Books



#MoviesDirectorsLists
18100 Best Native Plants for New Zealand Gardens 
Book Depository
19
100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for American Gardeners in Temperate Zones
 Plant Native
20100 Flowers and How They Got Their NamesDiana WellsGoodreads
21100 Himalayan Flowers 
Mushroaming
22100 Perfect Plants 
Book Depository
23100 Vegetables and Where They Came FromWilliam Woys WeaverGoodreads
24A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and Central North AmericaLee Allen PetersonGoodreads
25A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and HerbsSteven FosterGoodreads
26A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds, 
The Measured Mom
27A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of PlantsRuth KassingerGoodreads
28A Modern Herbal 
Book Depository
29A Natural History of ConifersAljos FarjonGoodreads
30A Natural History of English Gardening: 1650-1800Mark LairdGoodreads
31A Natural History of North American TreesDonald Culross PeattieGoodreads
32
A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape
 
Signature Reads
33
A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live, and Why They Matter
 
Signature Reads
34A New Beginning 
Read Brightly
35A Pictorial Guide to the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent 
Mushroaming
36A Plant’s-Eye View of the World 
Signature Reads
37A Supplement. 
Mushroaming
38A Tiny SeedEric Carle
This Reading Mama
39A Tree is NiceJanice May Udry
This Reading Mama
40A Weed by Any Other Name: The Virtues of a Messy Lawn, or Learning to Love the Plants We Don’t PlantNancy GiftGoodreads
41Adventures in Edible Plant Foraging: Finding, Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Native and Invasive Wild PlantsKaren MongerGoodreads
42Adventures in Search of the World’s Rarest Species 
Signature Reads
43Alpine Flowering Plants in 
Mushroaming
44Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of DiscoveryDavid AttenboroughGoodreads
45American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a NationEric RutkowGoodreads
46American Chestnut: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Perfect TreeSusan FreinkelGoodreads
47An Instant Guide to Rare Wildlife of 
Mushroaming
48An Orchard Invisible: A Natural History of SeedsJonathan SilvertownGoodreads
49Anatomy Of A Rose: Exploring The Secret Life Of FlowersSharman Apt RussellGoodreads
50Annuals and Biennials 
Gardens Illustrated
51As an Oak Tree Grows 
Table Life Blog
52Australian Coastal Gardens 
Book Depository
53Australian Native Plants 
Book Depository
54Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the WorldDan KoeppelGoodreads
55Be a Friend to TreesPatricia Lauber
This Reading Mama
56Beauty by Design 
Book Depository
57Beginner Gardening for Canada 
Book Depository
58Berry Finder 
Book Depository
59Beth Chatto’s Gravel Garden 
Gardens Illustrated
60Birds of 
Mushroaming
61Birdscaping Australian Gardens 
Book Depository
62Bizarre Botanicals: How to Grow String-of-Hearts, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Panda Ginger, and Other Weird and Wonderful PlantsLarry MellichampGoodreads
63Bizarre Plants: Magical, Monstrous, MythicalWilliam A. EmbodenGoodreads
64Botany for Gardeners 
Gardens Illustrated
65Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of PlantsRobin Wall KimmererGoodreads
66Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We LoveSimran SethiGoodreads
67Bring the Outside InVal Bradley
Independent
68British Gardens in Time: The Greatest Garden Makers from Capability Brown to Christopher LloydChris BeardshawGoodreads
69Bulb 
Gardens Illustrated
70by JoAnn E. Macken 
This Reading Mama
71Concise Flowers of the 
Mushroaming
72Container Gardening for Washington and Oregon 
Book Depository
73Cork Wars: Intrigue and Industry in World War IIDavid A. TaylorGoodreads
74Creating an Australian Garden 
Book Depository
75Creative Vegetable GardeningJoy Larkcom
Urban Turnip
76Daffodil : biography of a flowerHelen O’NeillGoodreads
77Delira and Excira: Visions of the Flowers of SpringStephen TomaskoGoodreads
78Designing Gardens With Flora of the American East 
Book Depository
79Dream Plants for the Natural Garden 
Gardens Illustrated
80Eating the SunOliver MortonFive Books
81Edible and Useful Plants of California 
Honest Food
82Edible Native Plants of the Rocky Mountains 
Honest Food
83Edible Wild Plants 
Honest Food
84
EIEIO: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm with a Little Help From a Hen
 
Read Brightly
85Empire of Vines: Wine Culture in AmericaErica HannickelGoodreads
86Explorer’s Guide to Wildlife AdventuresJ.Z. HuntGoodreads
87Feeding the Ten BillionL T EvansFive Books
88
Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Ganzi. 2007. Wang Chen, Flora & Fauna International, 146p.
 
Mushroaming
89Flora Illustrata: Great Works from the LuEsther T. Mertz Library of The New York Botanical GardenSusan M. FraserGoodreads
90Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of FlowersAmy StewartGoodreads
91Flowers of the 
Mushroaming
92Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers, Plants and TreesErnst LehnerGoodreads
93Foraging & Feasting 
Mountain Rose Herbs
94Gardening with Native Wild Flowers Plant Native
95Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of MossesRobin Wall KimmererGoodreads
96Gathering the Desert 
Honest Food
97Ginseng Dreams: The Secret World of America’s Most Valuable PlantKristin JohannsenGoodreads
98Ginseng, the Divine Root: The Curious History of the Plant That Captivated the WorldDavid A. TaylorGoodreads
99Gods and Goddesses in the Garden: Greco-Roman Mythology and the Scientific Names of PlantsPeter BernhardtGoodreads
100Good Bug Bad Bug: Who’s Who, What They Do, and How to Manage Them OrganicallyJessica Walliser
Bonnie Plants
101Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small SpacesGayla Trail
Bonnie Plants
102Grow Your Own Crops in PotsKay Maguire
Urban Turnip
103Growing At-Risk Medicinal Herbs 
Mountain Rose Herbs
104Guide to the Flowers of Western China. 
Mushroaming
105Heirloom Harvest: Modern Daguerreotypes of Historic Garden TreasuresAmy GoldmanGoodreads
106Hello, World! Backyard Bugs 
Read Brightly
107Henk Gerritsen: Essay on Gardening 
Gardens Illustrated
108Herbs and Medicinal Plants Knowledge Cards 
Mountain Rose Herbs
109Himalayan Plants Illustrated 
Mushroaming
110House of PlantsCaro Langton and Rose Ray
Independent
111How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (but True) Stories of Common VegetablesRebecca RuppGoodreads
112How Do Apples Grow? 
The Measured Mom
113How Does a Seed Grow? 
The Measured Mom
114How Not to Kill Your HouseplantVeronica Peerless
Independent
115How Not to Kill Your PlantsNik Southern
Independent
116How to Grow Perennial VegetablesMartin Crawford
Urban Turnip
117How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness 
Signature Reads
118I Can Name 50 Trees Today!: All About Trees 
Table Life Blog
119If You Hold A Seed 
This Reading Mama
120If you Plant a Seed, 
The Measured Mom
121Indian Wildlife 
Mushroaming
122Indigenous 
Book Depository
123Indoor Kitchen GardeningElizabeth Millard
Urban Turnip
124Into the Wild 
Mushroaming
125Jack’s Garden 
Table Life Blog
126Lab GirlHope JahrenGoodreads
127Latin for Gardeners: Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and ExploredLorraine HarrisonGoodreads
128Leave a comment below! 
Urban Turnip
129Lichens (New Naturalist, #86)Oliver GilbertGoodreads
130Little Honey Bee 
Read Brightly
131Little Seeds, 
The Measured Mom
132Lives of the Trees: An Uncommon HistoryDiana WellsGoodreads
133Living Treasures 
Mushroaming
134Living with Natives 
Book Depository
135Living with PlantsSophie Lee
Independent
136Lois Hole’s Flowers Box Set 
Book Depository
137Lois Hole’s Rose Favorites 
Book Depository
138Lola Plants a Garden 
Table Life Blog
139Lorraine Cavanagh’s Mediterranean Garden Plants 
Book Depository
140Making a Garden on a Greek Hillside 
Book Depository
141Making a Garden: Successful gardening by nature’s rules 
Gardens Illustrated
142McGee & Stuckey’s Bountiful Container: Create Container Gardens of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Edible FlowersRose Marie Nichols McGee and Maggie Stuckey
Bonnie Plants
143Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West 
Mountain Rose Herbs
144Medicinal Plants of the Southern AppalachiansPatricia Kyritsi HowellGoodreads
145Medieval FlowersMiranda InnesGoodreads
146Mediterranean Gardens 
Book Depository
147Mushrooms Demystified 
Honest Food
148Mushrooms: How To Identify and Gather Wild Mushrooms and Other FungiThomas LæssøeGoodreads
149My Garden (Book)Jamaica KincaidGoodreads
150My Tiny Indoor GardenLia Leendertz
Independent
151My Vegetable LoveCarl H. KlausGoodreads
152Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of MushroomsEugenia BoneGoodreads
153Namche Barwa Grand Canyon 
Mushroaming
154Nathaniel’s Nutmeg: How One Man’s Courage Changed the Course of HistoryGiles MiltonGoodreads
155National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant 
Table Life Blog
156Native: Art and Design with Australian Plants 
Book Depository
157
Natural Landscaping: Designing With Native Plant Communities
 Plant Native
158Nature’s Palette: The Science of Plant ColorDavid LeeGoodreads
159Nature’s Garden 
Honest Food
160New Annuals for Canada 
Book Depository
161New Zealand Native Ground Cover Plants 
Book Depository
162Nieuwe flora in kleur : zaadplantenMogens Skytte ChristiansenGoodreads
163
Noah’s Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards
 Plant Native
164Once There Was a Seed 
The Measured Mom
165One Man’s Long View of Nature 
Signature Reads
166One Watermelon Seed, 
The Measured Mom
167Orchids 
Mushroaming
168Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh 
Mushroaming
169Other books worthy of a mention 
Urban Turnip
170Out of Nature: Why Drugs from Plants Matter to the Future of HumanityKara RogersGoodreads
171Papyrus: The Plant that Changed the World: From Ancient Egypt to Today’s Water WarsJohn GaudetGoodreads
172Pawpaw: In Search of America’s Forgotten FruitAndrew MooreGoodreads
173Peppa Pig and the Vegetable Garden 
Read Brightly
174Perennial Garden Plants or the Modern Florilegium 
Gardens Illustrated
175Perennials for Saskatchewan and Manitoba 
Book Depository
176Pick, Pull, Snap!, 
The Measured Mom
177PlantJanet MarinelliFive Books
178Planting a Rainbow 
Table Life Blog
179
Planting Noah’s Garden: Further Adventures in Backyard Ecology
 Plant Native
180Plants Feed MeLizzy Rockw
This Reading Mama
181Plants: From Roots to RichesKathy WillisGoodreads
182Potato: A History of the Propitious EsculentJohn ReaderGoodreads
183Rambling over the 
Mushroaming
184Rare and Exotic OrchidsJoel L. SchiffGoodreads
185Rare and Precious Wild Flowers of 
Mushroaming
186Rare Flowers and Unusual Trees 
Mushroaming
187RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening 
Gardens Illustrated
188RHS Good Plant Guide 
Book Depository
189RHS Latin for Gardeners 
Gardens Illustrated
190RHS Miniature Garden GrowerHolly Farrell
Independent
191Salad Leaves for All SeasonsCharles Dowding
Urban Turnip
192Second Nature: A Gardener’s EducationMichael PollanGoodreads
193Secrets of Saffron: The Vagabond Life of the World’s Most Seductive SpicePat WillardGoodreads
194Secrets of the Garden 
Read Brightly
195Seeds and More Seeds 
The Measured Mom
196Seeds Go, Seeds Grow, 
The Measured Mom
197Seeds of Change: Six Plants That Transformed MankindHenry HobhouseGoodreads
198Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of PlantsJane GoodallGoodreads
199Seeds, 
The Measured Mom
200Seeds! Seeds! Seeds! 
The Measured Mom
201Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday TreesNancy Ross HugoGoodreads
202Shakespeare’s Flora and FaunaTrafalgar SquareGoodreads
203Small-Space Plants to Grow Indoors or Out 
Signature Reads
204Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural HistoryCarol GracieGoodreads
205Square Metre GardeningMel Bartholomew
Urban Turnip
206Stalking The Blue-Eyed Scallop 
Honest Food
207Stalking The Healthful Herbs 
Honest Food
208Stories from Bug Garden 
Read Brightly
209Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors 
Signature Reads
210Sturtevant’s Edible Plants of the World 
Honest Food
211Succulents SimplifiedDebra Lee Baldwin
Independent
212Tea: The Drink that Changed the WorldLaura C. MartinGoodreads
213Tell Me, TreeGail Gibbons
This Reading Mama
214The (New) Vegetable & Herb ExpertDr. D.G. Hessayon
Urban Turnip
215The Alpine Plants of 
Mushroaming
216The Aromatherapy Garden 
Mountain Rose Herbs
217The Balcony GardenerIsabelle Palmer
Urban Turnip
218The Beautiful Edible GardenLeslie Bennett and Stefani Bittner
Bonnie Plants
219The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the WorldMichael PollanGoodreads
220The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an ObsessionAndrea WulfGoodreads
221The Busy Tree 
Table Life Blog
222The Carrot Seed 
The Measured Mom
223The Coastal Garden 
Book Depository
224The Colour Handbook of the Birds of 
Mushroaming
225The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great DrinksAmy StewartGoodreads
226The Education of a Gardener 
Gardens Illustrated
227The Emerald PlanetD J BeerlingFive Books
228The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes 
Gardens Illustrated
229The Flower Alphabet Book 
Table Life Blog
230The Flower of Empire: An Amazonian Water Lily, the Quest to Make It Bloom, and the World It CreatedTatiana HolwayGoodreads
231The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in NatureDavid George HaskellGoodreads
232The Forever Garden 
Read Brightly
233The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce, and ObsessionAdam Leith GollnerGoodreads
234The Gardener’s Book of Colour 
Gardens Illustrated
235The Giant Panda 
Mushroaming
236The Giving TreeShel Silverstein
This Reading Mama
237The Heirloom Tomato: From Garden to Table: Recipes, Portraits, and History of the World’s Most Beautiful FruitAmy GoldmanGoodreads
238The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret WorldPeter WohllebenGoodreads
239The High Frontier: Exploring the Tropical Rainforest Canopy,Mark W. MoffettGoodreads
240The Hillier Manual of Trees and Shrubs 
Gardens Illustrated
241The House GardenerIsabelle Palmer
Independent
242The Kew Tropical Plant Families Identification HandbookTimothy M.A. UtteridgeGoodreads
243The Kingdom of PlantsWill BensonGoodreads
244The Landscaping Revolution Plant Native
245The Little Book of Cacti and Other SucculentsEmma Sibley
Independent
246The Living Forest: An Eye-Opening Journey from the Canopy to the Woodland FloorRobert LlewellynGoodreads
247The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds, 
The Measured Mom
248The Medicinal Herb Grower 
Mountain Rose Herbs
249The Native Plant Primer Plant Native
250The Natural Habitat Garden Plant Native
251The Natural History of 
Mushroaming
252The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and ObsessionSusan OrleanGoodreads
253The Plant Hunters: The Adventures of the World’s Greatest Botanical ExplorersCarolyn FryGoodreads
254The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World’s Rarest SpeciesCarlos MagdalenaGoodreads
255The Pollination Of Flowers (New Naturalist, #54)Michael C.F. ProctorGoodreads
256The Private Life of Plants: A Natural History of Plant BehaviourDavid AttenboroughGoodreads
257The Rare Plants and Flowers of 
Mushroaming
258The Red-Crowned Crane 
Mushroaming
259The Rose 
Gardens Illustrated
260The Secret Garden 
Read Brightly
261The Secret Life of Plants: A Fascinating Account of the Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Relations Between Plants and ManPeter TompkinsGoodreads
262The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of NatureStephen Harrod BuhnerGoodreads
263The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great ConnectorsDavid George HaskellGoodreads
264The Story of the English Garden 
Book Depository
265The Tea CompanionJane PettigrewGoodreads
266The Top 100 Herbal Remedies: Safe, Effective Remedies for 100 Common Ailments. Anne McIntyreAnne McIntyreGoodreads
267The Tree: A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live & Why They MatterColin TudgeGoodreads
268The Trees in My ForestBernd HeinrichGoodreads
269The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human HistoryThor HansonGoodreads
270
The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats
 
Signature Reads
271The Vegetable Gardener’s BibleEdward C. Smith
Bonnie Plants
272The Well-Tempered Garden 
Gardens Illustrated
273The Wild Flowers of Yunnan in China. 
Mushroaming
274The Wild Lawn Handbook Plant Native
275The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and DaringRichard PrestonGoodreads
276The Wildlife Treasure-House 
Mushroaming
277Tibetan Medicinal Plants 
Mushroaming
278Tokyo Digs a Garden 
Read Brightly
279Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring FruitBarry EstabrookGoodreads
280Tops and BottomsJanet Stevens
This Reading Mama
281Tree for All SeasonsRobin Bernard
This Reading Mama
282Trees: Their Natural HistoryPeter ThomasGoodreads
283Trung-pe trime shelgyi Melong, 
Mushroaming
284Tulipomania: The Story of the World’s Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It ArousedMike DashGoodreads
285Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt 
Read Brightly
286Viridarium Umbris: The Pleasure Garden of ShadowDaniel A. SchulkeGoodreads
287Wangari’s Trees of Peace, 
The Measured Mom
288Weeds: How Vagabond Plants Gatecrashed Civilisation and Changed the Way We Think About NatureRichard MabeyGoodreads
289What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the SensesDaniel ChamovitzGoodreads
290Which Native Forest Plant? 
Book Depository
291Which Native Tree? 
Book Depository
292Who Named the Daisy? Who Named the Rose?: A Roving Dictionary of North American WildflowersMary B. DurantGoodreads
293Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical AtrocitiesAmy StewartGoodreads
294Wiggly Worms at WorkWendy Pfeffer
This Reading Mama
295Wild Flowers of Britain and Northwest EuropeChristopher Grey-WilsonGoodreads
296Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten 
Honest Food
297Witch’s Guide to GardeningDorothy JacobGoodreads
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16 Best Plant Book Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
Bonnie Plants 6 Great Books for New Gardeners – Bonnie Plants
Book Depository Botany books for artists – Botanical Art & Artists
Five Books The Best Books on Plants | Five Books
Gardens Illustrated The best books for plant lovers | Gardens Illustrated
Goodreads Nonfiction Books about Plants (199 books) – Goodreads
Honest Food Best Foraging Books – Books on Edible Plants
Independent 11 best indoor planting books | The Independent
Mountain Rose Herbs Plant Identification & Gardening Books – Mountain Rose Herbs
Mushroaming Books on Plants, Mushroom & Wildlife of the Tibetan Plateau …
Plant Native Books on Native Plants, Landscaping, Naturescaping and Xeriscaping
Read Brightly Little Green Thumbs: 12 Garden-Filled Picture Books for Spring | Brightly
Signature Reads 10 Books About Botany and the Power of Plants – Signature Reads
Table Life Blog What to Read: 20 Children’s Books About Seeds and Plants …
The Measured Mom Books about seeds and plants – The Measured Mom
This Reading Mama Seeds and Plants Book List for Kids – This Reading Mama
Urban Turnip Best books about urban gardening and container growing – Urban …

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