A Floral ABC


Contains Illustrations
ISBN 0-471-79830-4




Reviewed by L.M. Marsh

L.M. Marsh was a freelance writer and songwriter who lived in Ottawa.


The author’s desire to arouse her grandchildren’s interest in wildflowers and nature culminated in A Floral ABC. The book, which took three years to complete, is a book to be treasured and to be passed on to future generations.

A Floral ABC is exactly what the title suggests. For each letter of the alphabet, a corresponding wildflower has been depicted in vivid watercolours along with a hand-printed text. Anecdotes, legends, and original poetry (most often providing a chuckle or a smile) accompany the watercolours.

This is a book-lover’s book, suitable for children and adults alike. Even those who profess to have no interest in the topic of wildflowers must appreciate the craftsmanship involved in this publication.


Cameron, Elizabeth, “A Floral ABC,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 26, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/39028.