This book is about women who have a plant species or genus named after them. The women were variously plant hunters, botanists, horticulturalists and botanical artists. Some are well known, others less so. They have not previously been brought together in this manner. For each of the 34 women, a short biography of their life is presented together with characteristics of the plants named after them. The women had varied and exciting lives and some went to considerable lengths to pursue their botanical interests, but have been overshadowed in the literature by men. This book aims to go some way towards rectifying this omission and give the women the credit they are due.