A full-color, illustrated guide to over 200 different varieties of wildflowers found in Colorado, organized by color and size.
Wildflowers of Colorado
Author: John Fielder
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
Author: Charlotte Foltz Jones
Publisher: Falcon PressPub Company
A beginner's field guide to the state's most common flowers.
This newly revised second edition contains 35 new wildflower profiles. Together, Volume 1: Plains & Foothills and Volume 2: Mountains catalog nearly 700 Colorado wildflower species. Also, the names and page numbers of crossover species that you might encounter in the mountain life zone, but also grow at lower elevations and are covered fully in Volume 1, now appear at the end of each chapter in a handy reference system.
The state flower, the Rocky Mountain Columbine, is one of thousands of species of plants growing in the diverse ecosystems found throughout Colorado. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers and also includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.
Wildflowers of the Mountain West
Author: Richard M. Anderson, Jay Dee Gunnell, Jerry L. Goodspeed
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Many recreational hikers have stopped along the trail to admire a wildflower only to wonder what, exactly, they are looking at. Wildflowers of the Mountain West is a useful field guide that makes flower identification easy for the general outdoor enthusiast. Many available plant guides are too technical or cumbersome for non-specialists to embrace. Covering New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Oregon, this book is perfect for the enthusiasts who has little botanical knowledge but would like to know more about the wildflowers they are seeing. Organized by flower color for easy reference, plant records include the common and scientific names, a description of typical characteristics, habitat information and distribution maps, look-alike species, color photographs, and informative commentary. In addition, the book provides a useful introduction to the Mountain West region, along with line drawings to illustrate basic flower parts, shapes, and arrangements; a glossary of common botanical terms; a quick search key; and an index. The book is spiral-bound, making it easy to bring along while hiking, backpacking, or biking, and stunning full color photographs make visual confirmation of flower type simple and straightforward.
Meet the Natives
Author: M. Walter Pesman, Dan Johnson
Publisher: Bower House
A must-have for hikers and nature lovers. To the millions of people who visit the Rocky Mountains each and every year, Meet the Natives has long aided in the identification of the diverse and appealing plant life found in its many ecosystems. In order to meet the great demand for an up-to-date and comprehensive book, this classic guide has been revised and updated. This edition is the first to feature full color photography, contains over 400 plants, and is organized by color for easy identification.
Focusing on wildflowers in Colorado and southern Wyoming, this tabbed booklet features detailed photographs of wildflowers, organized by color to help readers quickly and easily identify the wildflowers they see.
Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountain Region—from the Denver Botanic Garden, the region’s recognized leader in horticulture—describes and illustrates more than 1,200 species commonly encountered in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and the northern parts of Nevada, New Mexico, and Arizona. This comprehensive guide includes perennials, annuals, and bulbs, both native and naturalized, and is organized by flower color and petal shape. Introductory information includes an explanation of the plant parts, keys to the plants, and information on plant names. Species profiles include color photographs and range maps.
Author: William A. Weber, Ronald C. Wittmann
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope describes the remarkable flora of the state, distinctive in its altitudinal range, numerous microhabitats, and ancient and rare plants. Together with Colorado Flora: Western Slope, Fourth Edition, these volumes are designed to educate local amateurs and professionals in the recognition of vascular plant species and encourage informed stewardship of our biological heritage. These thoroughly revised and updated editions reflect current taxonomic knowledge. The authors describe botanical features of this unparalleled biohistorical region and its mountain ranges, basins, and plains and discuss plant geography, giving detailed notes on habitat, ecology, and range. The keys recount interesting anecdotes and introductions for each plant family. The book is rounded out with historical background of botanical work in the state, suggested readings, glossary, index to scientific and common names, references, and hundreds of illustrations. The books also contain a new contribution from Donald R. Farrar and Steve J. Popovich on moonworts. The fourth editions of Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope and Colorado Flora: Western Slope are ideal for both student and scientist and essential for readers interested in Colorado's plant life.
Most wildflower enthusiasts have several or more books on wildflowers in their libraries, but if you can only have one wildflower book in your pack, make it Rocky Mountain Flora. Jim Ells spent 25 years working on the first edition of Rocky Mountain Flora. One of the many features of this second edition is that he has photographed both the flower and plant to aid in identification. An additional feature of the second edition is that some of the photos from the first edition have been upgraded with the help of volunteer wildflower photographers. Organized by color and then alphabetically by family name and genus, Rocky Mountain Flora has images of each flower, the plant, and detailed descriptions of stems, leaves and flowers, and includes the specific location, elevation, and time of the year the flower was found. A special feature called, "LOOK FOR" helps with quick plant identification.
The most popular guide to wildflowers in Colorado, updated with new photos andclassifications.- Fully revised edition uses the latest classifications- New photos make identification easier- Covers 180 of the most common wildflowersFrom late spring to early fall, Colorado's dazzling display of wildflowers charms and sometimes overwhelms anyone who visits the backcountry. The new edition of Rocky Mountain Wildflowers makes identification easy. Updated information and photos make this the must-have guide for flower lovers. The compact size is perfect for hikers and backpackers.