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.
Wyoming is home to a host of spectacular wildflowers which collectively are unique to the Rocky Mountain West. In their extensive Wyoming travels, Diantha and Jack States photographed over 325 of the most common and showy wildflowers that inhabit vegetation zones from prairie, steppe, foothills, montane, subalpine to alpine. They are presented in this 2nd edition of their full color field guide that includes thumbnail photos of flowers by color and shape for ease of identification. Also included is a key to plant families with line drawings of 16 of those most commonly encountered families. Thus this guide is useable and appropriate for flower enthusiasts at all levels of experience.
In the first update since the original printing in 1979, renowned herbalist Michael Moore adds another twenty years of research and expertise working with medicinal plants to his classic Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West. In this greatly expanded revised and enlarged edition, the book covers the entire range of medicinal herbs found in New Mexico, Arizona, west Texas, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and California.
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: Richard J. Shaw
Publisher: Utah State Univ Pr
A visual guide to the wildflowers that inhabit the mountains and valleys of northern and central Utah every spring and summer. A must for the hiker, biker, or lover of the outdoors. Includes over 100 full-color photographs.
Designed for those with no biological training, this volume is small enough to carry in the field. It uses a colour-coded system for the photographs, and contains 285 species of wildflowers from the floriferous nine-county section of Virginia.
Author: Laird R. Blackwell
Publisher: Falcon Guides
With 350 stunning color images and descriptive text, Laird Blackwell reveals the diversity and beauty of the Great Basin through its wildflowers. This book is a handy introduction to the region''s plants for beginners and a fascinating study of the ecosystem that will appeal to experts.
Acclaimed author, photographer, and North Carolina native Kevin Adams in your guide on this delightful series of colorful hikes through the Tar Heel State's high country. With lively text, beautiful photography, detailed maps, and informative wildflower profiles, this guidebook is sure to enhance and expand your appreciation of North Carolina's Appalachian landscape.
Author: Steve Hegji
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Nothing's more beautiful than a meadow full of wildflowers swaying in the mountain breeze, and with Wasatch Wildflowers you'll be able to appreciate that sight more than ever before. Experienced hiker and wildflower enthusiast Steve Hegji has scaled mountain heights to bring you this priceless collection of over 200 different flowers indigenous to the Wasatch Region, like Prince's Plume, Glacier Lily, and Wandering Daisy. with gorgeous full-color photos, you'll soon be able to find and identify each specimen as you learn fun facts about its name and history. Wasatch Wildflowers is an indispensible guide to recognizing the simple beauties all around you?sometimes even in your own backyard.
A Delicate Art
Author: Mary-Beth Laviolette
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
A Delicate Art highlights the paintings and photography of six artists in Alberta who with passion and long moments of observation have made an inspired contribution to wildflower art. Covering a period of one hundred years to the present, the story behind these creators Mary Schäffer Warren, Mary Vaux Walcott, William Copeland McCalla, Annora Brown, Robert Sinclair and Carole Harmon is also told. A blend of biography, botanical and regional art history and commentary by the artists themselves about their treasured subject, A Delicate Art is intended for the lay reader and is accompanied by sumptuous reproductions of the artwork and an alluring overall design that will appeal to anyone interested in art, mountain-life and gardening.
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.
Published in cooperation with the Rocky Mountain Nature Association. This book describes 200 wildflowers common to the Rocky Mountains.
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.
Foraging the Mountain West is a guide to harvesting and celebrating nature's abundance.