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



# Movies Directors Lists
18 100 Best Native Plants for New Zealand Gardens  
Book Depository
19
100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for American Gardeners in Temperate Zones
  Plant Native
20 100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names Diana Wells Goodreads
21 100 Himalayan Flowers  
Mushroaming
22 100 Perfect Plants  
Book Depository
23 100 Vegetables and Where They Came From William Woys Weaver Goodreads
24 A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and Central North America Lee Allen Peterson Goodreads
25 A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs Steven Foster Goodreads
26 A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds,  
The Measured Mom
27 A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants Ruth Kassinger Goodreads
28 A Modern Herbal  
Book Depository
29 A Natural History of Conifers Aljos Farjon Goodreads
30 A Natural History of English Gardening: 1650-1800 Mark Laird Goodreads
31 A Natural History of North American Trees Donald Culross Peattie Goodreads
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
34 A New Beginning  
Read Brightly
35 A Pictorial Guide to the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent  
Mushroaming
36 A Plant’s-Eye View of the World  
Signature Reads
37 A Supplement.  
Mushroaming
38 A Tiny Seed Eric Carle
This Reading Mama
39 A Tree is Nice Janice May Udry
This Reading Mama
40 A Weed by Any Other Name: The Virtues of a Messy Lawn, or Learning to Love the Plants We Don’t Plant Nancy Gift Goodreads
41 Adventures in Edible Plant Foraging: Finding, Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Native and Invasive Wild Plants Karen Monger Goodreads
42 Adventures in Search of the World’s Rarest Species  
Signature Reads
43 Alpine Flowering Plants in  
Mushroaming
44 Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery David Attenborough Goodreads
45 American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation Eric Rutkow Goodreads
46 American Chestnut: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree Susan Freinkel Goodreads
47 An Instant Guide to Rare Wildlife of  
Mushroaming
48 An Orchard Invisible: A Natural History of Seeds Jonathan Silvertown Goodreads
49 Anatomy Of A Rose: Exploring The Secret Life Of Flowers Sharman Apt Russell Goodreads
50 Annuals and Biennials  
Gardens Illustrated
51 As an Oak Tree Grows  
Table Life Blog
52 Australian Coastal Gardens  
Book Depository
53 Australian Native Plants  
Book Depository
54 Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World Dan Koeppel Goodreads
55 Be a Friend to Trees Patricia Lauber
This Reading Mama
56 Beauty by Design  
Book Depository
57 Beginner Gardening for Canada  
Book Depository
58 Berry Finder  
Book Depository
59 Beth Chatto’s Gravel Garden  
Gardens Illustrated
60 Birds of  
Mushroaming
61 Birdscaping Australian Gardens  
Book Depository
62 Bizarre Botanicals: How to Grow String-of-Hearts, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Panda Ginger, and Other Weird and Wonderful Plants Larry Mellichamp Goodreads
63 Bizarre Plants: Magical, Monstrous, Mythical William A. Emboden Goodreads
64 Botany for Gardeners  
Gardens Illustrated
65 Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants Robin Wall Kimmerer Goodreads
66 Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love Simran Sethi Goodreads
67 Bring the Outside In Val Bradley
Independent
68 British Gardens in Time: The Greatest Garden Makers from Capability Brown to Christopher Lloyd Chris Beardshaw Goodreads
69 Bulb  
Gardens Illustrated
70 by JoAnn E. Macken  
This Reading Mama
71 Concise Flowers of the  
Mushroaming
72 Container Gardening for Washington and Oregon  
Book Depository
73 Cork Wars: Intrigue and Industry in World War II David A. Taylor Goodreads
74 Creating an Australian Garden  
Book Depository
75 Creative Vegetable Gardening Joy Larkcom
Urban Turnip
76 Daffodil : biography of a flower Helen O’Neill Goodreads
77 Delira and Excira: Visions of the Flowers of Spring Stephen Tomasko Goodreads
78 Designing Gardens With Flora of the American East  
Book Depository
79 Dream Plants for the Natural Garden  
Gardens Illustrated
80 Eating the Sun Oliver Morton Five Books
81 Edible and Useful Plants of California  
Honest Food
82 Edible Native Plants of the Rocky Mountains  
Honest Food
83 Edible Wild Plants  
Honest Food
84
EIEIO: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm with a Little Help From a Hen
 
Read Brightly
85 Empire of Vines: Wine Culture in America Erica Hannickel Goodreads
86 Explorer’s Guide to Wildlife Adventures J.Z. Hunt Goodreads
87 Feeding the Ten Billion L T Evans Five Books
88
Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Ganzi. 2007. Wang Chen, Flora & Fauna International, 146p.
 
Mushroaming
89 Flora Illustrata: Great Works from the LuEsther T. Mertz Library of The New York Botanical Garden Susan M. Fraser Goodreads
90 Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers Amy Stewart Goodreads
91 Flowers of the  
Mushroaming
92 Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers, Plants and Trees Ernst Lehner Goodreads
93 Foraging & Feasting  
Mountain Rose Herbs
94 Gardening with Native Wild Flowers   Plant Native
95 Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses Robin Wall Kimmerer Goodreads
96 Gathering the Desert  
Honest Food
97 Ginseng Dreams: The Secret World of America’s Most Valuable Plant Kristin Johannsen Goodreads
98 Ginseng, the Divine Root: The Curious History of the Plant That Captivated the World David A. Taylor Goodreads
99 Gods and Goddesses in the Garden: Greco-Roman Mythology and the Scientific Names of Plants Peter Bernhardt Goodreads
100 Good Bug Bad Bug: Who’s Who, What They Do, and How to Manage Them Organically Jessica Walliser
Bonnie Plants
101 Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces Gayla Trail
Bonnie Plants
102 Grow Your Own Crops in Pots Kay Maguire
Urban Turnip
103 Growing At-Risk Medicinal Herbs  
Mountain Rose Herbs
104 Guide to the Flowers of Western China.  
Mushroaming
105 Heirloom Harvest: Modern Daguerreotypes of Historic Garden Treasures Amy Goldman Goodreads
106 Hello, World! Backyard Bugs  
Read Brightly
107 Henk Gerritsen: Essay on Gardening  
Gardens Illustrated
108 Herbs and Medicinal Plants Knowledge Cards  
Mountain Rose Herbs
109 Himalayan Plants Illustrated  
Mushroaming
110 House of Plants Caro Langton and Rose Ray
Independent
111 How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables Rebecca Rupp Goodreads
112 How Do Apples Grow?  
The Measured Mom
113 How Does a Seed Grow?  
The Measured Mom
114 How Not to Kill Your Houseplant Veronica Peerless
Independent
115 How Not to Kill Your Plants Nik Southern
Independent
116 How to Grow Perennial Vegetables Martin Crawford
Urban Turnip
117 How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness  
Signature Reads
118 I Can Name 50 Trees Today!: All About Trees  
Table Life Blog
119 If You Hold A Seed  
This Reading Mama
120 If you Plant a Seed,  
The Measured Mom
121 Indian Wildlife  
Mushroaming
122 Indigenous  
Book Depository
123 Indoor Kitchen Gardening Elizabeth Millard
Urban Turnip
124 Into the Wild  
Mushroaming
125 Jack’s Garden  
Table Life Blog
126 Lab Girl Hope Jahren Goodreads
127 Latin for Gardeners: Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored Lorraine Harrison Goodreads
128 Leave a comment below!  
Urban Turnip
129 Lichens (New Naturalist, #86) Oliver Gilbert Goodreads
130 Little Honey Bee  
Read Brightly
131 Little Seeds,  
The Measured Mom
132 Lives of the Trees: An Uncommon History Diana Wells Goodreads
133 Living Treasures  
Mushroaming
134 Living with Natives  
Book Depository
135 Living with Plants Sophie Lee
Independent
136 Lois Hole’s Flowers Box Set  
Book Depository
137 Lois Hole’s Rose Favorites  
Book Depository
138 Lola Plants a Garden  
Table Life Blog
139 Lorraine Cavanagh’s Mediterranean Garden Plants  
Book Depository
140 Making a Garden on a Greek Hillside  
Book Depository
141 Making a Garden: Successful gardening by nature’s rules  
Gardens Illustrated
142 McGee & Stuckey’s Bountiful Container: Create Container Gardens of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Edible Flowers Rose Marie Nichols McGee and Maggie Stuckey
Bonnie Plants
143 Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West  
Mountain Rose Herbs
144 Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians Patricia Kyritsi Howell Goodreads
145 Medieval Flowers Miranda Innes Goodreads
146 Mediterranean Gardens  
Book Depository
147 Mushrooms Demystified  
Honest Food
148 Mushrooms: How To Identify and Gather Wild Mushrooms and Other Fungi Thomas Læssøe Goodreads
149 My Garden (Book) Jamaica Kincaid Goodreads
150 My Tiny Indoor Garden Lia Leendertz
Independent
151 My Vegetable Love Carl H. Klaus Goodreads
152 Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms Eugenia Bone Goodreads
153 Namche Barwa Grand Canyon  
Mushroaming
154 Nathaniel’s Nutmeg: How One Man’s Courage Changed the Course of History Giles Milton Goodreads
155 National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant  
Table Life Blog
156 Native: Art and Design with Australian Plants  
Book Depository
157
Natural Landscaping: Designing With Native Plant Communities
  Plant Native
158 Nature’s Palette: The Science of Plant Color David Lee Goodreads
159 Nature’s Garden  
Honest Food
160 New Annuals for Canada  
Book Depository
161 New Zealand Native Ground Cover Plants  
Book Depository
162 Nieuwe flora in kleur : zaadplanten Mogens Skytte Christiansen Goodreads
163
Noah’s Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards
  Plant Native
164 Once There Was a Seed  
The Measured Mom
165 One Man’s Long View of Nature  
Signature Reads
166 One Watermelon Seed,  
The Measured Mom
167 Orchids  
Mushroaming
168 Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh  
Mushroaming
169 Other books worthy of a mention  
Urban Turnip
170 Out of Nature: Why Drugs from Plants Matter to the Future of Humanity Kara Rogers Goodreads
171 Papyrus: The Plant that Changed the World: From Ancient Egypt to Today’s Water Wars John Gaudet Goodreads
172 Pawpaw: In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit Andrew Moore Goodreads
173 Peppa Pig and the Vegetable Garden  
Read Brightly
174 Perennial Garden Plants or the Modern Florilegium  
Gardens Illustrated
175 Perennials for Saskatchewan and Manitoba  
Book Depository
176 Pick, Pull, Snap!,  
The Measured Mom
177 Plant Janet Marinelli Five Books
178 Planting a Rainbow  
Table Life Blog
179
Planting Noah’s Garden: Further Adventures in Backyard Ecology
  Plant Native
180 Plants Feed Me Lizzy Rockw
This Reading Mama
181 Plants: From Roots to Riches Kathy Willis Goodreads
182 Potato: A History of the Propitious Esculent John Reader Goodreads
183 Rambling over the  
Mushroaming
184 Rare and Exotic Orchids Joel L. Schiff Goodreads
185 Rare and Precious Wild Flowers of  
Mushroaming
186 Rare Flowers and Unusual Trees  
Mushroaming
187 RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening  
Gardens Illustrated
188 RHS Good Plant Guide  
Book Depository
189 RHS Latin for Gardeners  
Gardens Illustrated
190 RHS Miniature Garden Grower Holly Farrell
Independent
191 Salad Leaves for All Seasons Charles Dowding
Urban Turnip
192 Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education Michael Pollan Goodreads
193 Secrets of Saffron: The Vagabond Life of the World’s Most Seductive Spice Pat Willard Goodreads
194 Secrets of the Garden  
Read Brightly
195 Seeds and More Seeds  
The Measured Mom
196 Seeds Go, Seeds Grow,  
The Measured Mom
197 Seeds of Change: Six Plants That Transformed Mankind Henry Hobhouse Goodreads
198 Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants Jane Goodall Goodreads
199 Seeds,  
The Measured Mom
200 Seeds! Seeds! Seeds!  
The Measured Mom
201 Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees Nancy Ross Hugo Goodreads
202 Shakespeare’s Flora and Fauna Trafalgar Square Goodreads
203 Small-Space Plants to Grow Indoors or Out  
Signature Reads
204 Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History Carol Gracie Goodreads
205 Square Metre Gardening Mel Bartholomew
Urban Turnip
206 Stalking The Blue-Eyed Scallop  
Honest Food
207 Stalking The Healthful Herbs  
Honest Food
208 Stories from Bug Garden  
Read Brightly
209 Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors  
Signature Reads
210 Sturtevant’s Edible Plants of the World  
Honest Food
211 Succulents Simplified Debra Lee Baldwin
Independent
212 Tea: The Drink that Changed the World Laura C. Martin Goodreads
213 Tell Me, Tree Gail Gibbons
This Reading Mama
214 The (New) Vegetable & Herb Expert Dr. D.G. Hessayon
Urban Turnip
215 The Alpine Plants of  
Mushroaming
216 The Aromatherapy Garden  
Mountain Rose Herbs
217 The Balcony Gardener Isabelle Palmer
Urban Turnip
218 The Beautiful Edible Garden Leslie Bennett and Stefani Bittner
Bonnie Plants
219 The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World Michael Pollan Goodreads
220 The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession Andrea Wulf Goodreads
221 The Busy Tree  
Table Life Blog
222 The Carrot Seed  
The Measured Mom
223 The Coastal Garden  
Book Depository
224 The Colour Handbook of the Birds of  
Mushroaming
225 The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks Amy Stewart Goodreads
226 The Education of a Gardener  
Gardens Illustrated
227 The Emerald Planet D J Beerling Five Books
228 The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes  
Gardens Illustrated
229 The Flower Alphabet Book  
Table Life Blog
230 The Flower of Empire: An Amazonian Water Lily, the Quest to Make It Bloom, and the World It Created Tatiana Holway Goodreads
231 The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature David George Haskell Goodreads
232 The Forever Garden  
Read Brightly
233 The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce, and Obsession Adam Leith Gollner Goodreads
234 The Gardener’s Book of Colour  
Gardens Illustrated
235 The Giant Panda  
Mushroaming
236 The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein
This Reading Mama
237 The Heirloom Tomato: From Garden to Table: Recipes, Portraits, and History of the World’s Most Beautiful Fruit Amy Goldman Goodreads
238 The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World Peter Wohlleben Goodreads
239 The High Frontier: Exploring the Tropical Rainforest Canopy, Mark W. Moffett Goodreads
240 The Hillier Manual of Trees and Shrubs  
Gardens Illustrated
241 The House Gardener Isabelle Palmer
Independent
242 The Kew Tropical Plant Families Identification Handbook Timothy M.A. Utteridge Goodreads
243 The Kingdom of Plants Will Benson Goodreads
244 The Landscaping Revolution   Plant Native
245 The Little Book of Cacti and Other Succulents Emma Sibley
Independent
246 The Living Forest: An Eye-Opening Journey from the Canopy to the Woodland Floor Robert Llewellyn Goodreads
247 The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds,  
The Measured Mom
248 The Medicinal Herb Grower  
Mountain Rose Herbs
249 The Native Plant Primer   Plant Native
250 The Natural Habitat Garden   Plant Native
251 The Natural History of  
Mushroaming
252 The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession Susan Orlean Goodreads
253 The Plant Hunters: The Adventures of the World’s Greatest Botanical Explorers Carolyn Fry Goodreads
254 The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World’s Rarest Species Carlos Magdalena Goodreads
255 The Pollination Of Flowers (New Naturalist, #54) Michael C.F. Proctor Goodreads
256 The Private Life of Plants: A Natural History of Plant Behaviour David Attenborough Goodreads
257 The Rare Plants and Flowers of  
Mushroaming
258 The Red-Crowned Crane  
Mushroaming
259 The Rose  
Gardens Illustrated
260 The Secret Garden  
Read Brightly
261 The Secret Life of Plants: A Fascinating Account of the Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Relations Between Plants and Man Peter Tompkins Goodreads
262 The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature Stephen Harrod Buhner Goodreads
263 The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors David George Haskell Goodreads
264 The Story of the English Garden  
Book Depository
265 The Tea Companion Jane Pettigrew Goodreads
266 The Top 100 Herbal Remedies: Safe, Effective Remedies for 100 Common Ailments. Anne McIntyre Anne McIntyre Goodreads
267 The Tree: A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live & Why They Matter Colin Tudge Goodreads
268 The Trees in My Forest Bernd Heinrich Goodreads
269 The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History Thor Hanson Goodreads
270
The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats
 
Signature Reads
271 The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible Edward C. Smith
Bonnie Plants
272 The Well-Tempered Garden  
Gardens Illustrated
273 The Wild Flowers of Yunnan in China.  
Mushroaming
274 The Wild Lawn Handbook   Plant Native
275 The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring Richard Preston Goodreads
276 The Wildlife Treasure-House  
Mushroaming
277 Tibetan Medicinal Plants  
Mushroaming
278 Tokyo Digs a Garden  
Read Brightly
279 Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit Barry Estabrook Goodreads
280 Tops and Bottoms Janet Stevens
This Reading Mama
281 Tree for All Seasons Robin Bernard
This Reading Mama
282 Trees: Their Natural History Peter Thomas Goodreads
283 Trung-pe trime shelgyi Melong,  
Mushroaming
284 Tulipomania: The Story of the World’s Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused Mike Dash Goodreads
285 Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt  
Read Brightly
286 Viridarium Umbris: The Pleasure Garden of Shadow Daniel A. Schulke Goodreads
287 Wangari’s Trees of Peace,  
The Measured Mom
288 Weeds: How Vagabond Plants Gatecrashed Civilisation and Changed the Way We Think About Nature Richard Mabey Goodreads
289 What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses Daniel Chamovitz Goodreads
290 Which Native Forest Plant?  
Book Depository
291 Which Native Tree?  
Book Depository
292 Who Named the Daisy? Who Named the Rose?: A Roving Dictionary of North American Wildflowers Mary B. Durant Goodreads
293 Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities Amy Stewart Goodreads
294 Wiggly Worms at Work Wendy Pfeffer
This Reading Mama
295 Wild Flowers of Britain and Northwest Europe Christopher Grey-Wilson Goodreads
296 Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten  
Honest Food
297 Witch’s Guide to Gardening Dorothy Jacob Goodreads
298 Wonder Plants Irene Schampaert
Independent
299 Zinnia’s Flower Garden  
Table Life Blog


16 Best Plant Book Sources/Lists



Source Article
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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