The World of Flowers (1968)

“Emblazoned with beauty, this floral map shows the origins of 117 of man’s favourite flowers. As people began to move from one part of the world to another, they carried plants with them. Explorers, conquerors, and adventurers returned to their homelands with flowers from far-off places. Colonists carried seeds and bulbs to the New World. Some have done so well in their adopted regions that their beginnings are seldom remembered. Holland’s tulip is a native of Turkey; the “French” marigold arrived in Europe with the return of the conquistadors from Mexico. To trace these blossoms to their source, Geographic artist Ned Seidler consulted Dr. Mildred E. Mathias, Professor of Botany at the University of California at Los Angeles.”

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