Covering the vast region from Alaska to California and east to the Great Plains, this well-produced, compact guidebook contains color plates depicting more than 650 wildflower species grouped by flower color to suit the needs of inexperienced enthusiasts. The plates are keyed to texts that offer physical descriptions of the flowers and their leaves and, where applicable, fruit, along with notes on habitat and range and, often, further notes on the flower's name (e.g., "The common name, Clammyweed, refers to the sticky, moist glands on the surface of this plant"). Expertly written and photographed, this guide is just the book to have on hand when traversing western wildflower country. --Gregory McNamee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This revision of the 1979 publication contains all new photography--941 color photos showing flowers close-up and in their natural surroundings, organized by flower color and shape, with a visual key to aid identification. Six hundred and fifty-four species covered in detail and notes on hundreds more are packed into a small, plastic covered vade mecum (4x7.5).Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR
This fully revised edition brings a new level of beauty, accuracy, and usefulness to the field guide that wildflower enthusiasts have relied upon for more than 20 years.
More than 940 all-new, full-color images show the wildflowers of western North America close-up and in their natural habitats. The guide has been completely revised to make identification in the field easier than ever. Images are grouped by flower color and shape and keyed to clear, concise descriptions that reflect current taxonomy.
About the Author
The author, Richard Spellenberg, is Professor Emeritus of Biology at New Mexico State University.