Field Guide to Wildflowers of North America

Field Guide to Wildflowers of North America

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Wherever even the smallest green thing grows, there you'll find wildflowers, be they huge, showy tropical blossoms or pretty, tiny bloomers. North America alone is home to thousands of species--and the National Wildlife Federation Field Guide celebrates that wide diversity in grand fashion. From Acanthaceae to Zygophyllaceaei , this beautiful, portable volume provides the common and scientific names for each flower family; information on the flowering season; leaf, stalk, and blossom descriptions, with measurements; and color range maps of more than 700 species for both native and introduced types. There's no better guide to take along while camping, hiking, or enjoying a nature walk.

 

- More than 2,200 species of

- More than 2,200 species of wildflowers in a single, portable volume

- 4,019 stunning color photographs by leading nature photographers

- Wildflowers arranged by genus and include genus descriptions and range maps
- Captions highlight important field marks

- Information on season and habitat for each species

- Fruit illustrations included for several plant families

- Range map shows U.S. distribution

- Separate section on species introduced into North America

- Quick-identification key arranged by color and shape

- Detailed, illustrated visual glossary of flower parts and leaf types

- Essays on wildflower habitats and conservation

- Waterproof cover for use in the field

 

Publisher: New York : Sterling, c2010.
ISBN: 9781402741548
1402741545
Characteristics: 672 p. :,chiefly ill. (mainly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: National Wildlife Federation

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DellaV
Aug 01, 2012

While it lacks a bit in scope, it does have excellent descriptions and photos. Liked it so much we bought our own copy.

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Dec 20, 2010

While many of these plants can be found in our area, the book is really about wildflowers of the United States.

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Rowe
Nov 14, 2010

Apparently Canada and Mexico do not belong to North America. An impressive encyclopedia of wildflowers, but for the continental USA only. Very disappointed!

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