51q8TE0-tML._SX373_BO1,204,203,200_“Botany for Artists” by Lizabeth Leech

Crowood Press, ISBN 978-1-84797-278-1

This essential book is aimed at giving botanical artists a better understanding of their subject plants and flowers, and to help them enhance their observational skills with the use of photocopyable, step by step, detailed worksheets which are designed to help the artist record all the necessary features of each plant before painting.

The intricacies of Flowering plants, Cone bearing plants, Mosses and Liverworts, Ferns, Fungi and Lichens and Carnivorous Plants are covered; also Naming Plants, Classification, Handy hints and more.

Liberally illustrated with photos and botanical artworks by members of the Hampton Court Palace Florilegium Society, this book is unique in that it makes no attempt to cover painting techniques but rather aims to botanically  inform in an accessible, easy to read style.

Recommended  by Chelsea School of Botanical Art and English Gardening School.
It is sold worldwide; available online on Amazon and American Society of Botanical Artists, and at shops at e.g. at Wisley and Kew .