A review by vg2
Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien's Legendarium, by Walter S. Judd, Graham A. Judd


There’s no denying that this is a very niche book, and the type of people likely to pick it up, those who love Middle Earth so deeply that they wish to know its every nook and cranny, are going to enjoy any text that delves in such scholarly detail into a specific part of the legendarium.

I am one of those people.

This reads exactly like a textbook, and as a result, I have been dipping in and out of it since it was published, learning more not only about the flora of Middle Earth, but also plants in general, so thorough were the introductory chapters and identification guides. References from all of Tolkien’s published texts on each tree/plant were carefully examined, set alongside wonderful illustrations. An excellent addition to any Tolkien collection.