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Wildflowers of the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains

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By: OW Gupton and FC Swope

224 pages, 200 col illus, map

University of Virginia Press

Paperback | Apr 2002 | #129361 | ISBN: 0813921139
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About this book

Covers 285 species of wildflower, with concise, accessible text and colour-coded photographs.

Virginians are justifiably proud of the beauty of this part of our state and this book goes a long way towards illustrating just why this is so. The book covers 285 species of wildflowers in one of the most beautiful areas of the United States. - Virginia Wildlife "Perfect for both hikers and campers." - Roanoke Times and World News "This book is designed for those who have had no training in biology: the text is brief and succinct, the photographs are color-coded. It is small enough to carry in the field, attractive enough to leave out on a table as a ready reference." - Garden Club of Virginia "This lovely book on the wildflowers found in a very floriferous nine-county section of Virginia shows 285 species of wildflowers in beautiful color photographs. The large photographs and accompanying text make it possible to identify a good part of our native flora. The book is centered along a color system, which is not the most scientific, but is easy to work with. The book covers a unique part of the country, whose wildflower heritage dates back to colonial times. The area covered and the photos make it an excellent reference source." - Arboretum Leaves, The Holden Arboretum


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Biography

Oscar W. Gupton and Fred C. Swope were both affiliated with the Virginia Military Institute. Oscar W. Gupton was Professor of Biology and Fred C. Swope was Associate Professor of Biology.

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