The Flower of Empire

The Amazon's Largest Water Lily, the Quest to Make it Bloom, and the World it Helped Create
Author(s): 
Holway, Tatiana
ISBN: 
9780195373899
Date published: 
May 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£18.99

The fascinating story of the massive Amazonian water lily, the Victoria regia, from its discovery in the wilds of British Guiana in 1837 to its metamorphosis into a symbol of Victorian culture and of the British Empire itself