528 pages, 1100 colour photos, 1000+ b/w illustrations, 794 colour distribution maps
This classic, bestselling field guide features 794 species of plants commonly found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska, including trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatic plants, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens. Areas covered are the coastal region from shoreline to alpine, including the western Cascades – from tide pools to rain forests and meadows.
Included in this massive, indispensable guide are 1100 color photographs; more than 1000 line drawings and silhouettes; clear species descriptions and keys to groups; descriptions of each plant's habitat and range; 794 range maps in color; indexes, glossary, and bibliography.
Rich and engaging notes on each species describe aboriginal and other local uses of plants for food, medicine and implements, along with unique characteristics of the plants and the origins of their names.
For both amateurs and professionals, this is the best and most accessible guide of its kind.
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Jim Pojar is executive director of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Yukon chapter. He has spent more than 35 years as an internationally respected forest ecology research scientist with the B.C. Forest Service. He is the author of numerous books and scientific papers related to the boreal forest, aspen parklands and coastal ecosystems.