220 pages, 650+ colour photos
This is the first comprehensive field guide to cover the flora of this unique region. The author illustrates and describes 365 species of vascular plants with over 650 full colour photographs. Included is a separate 18-page checklist of the vascular plants for the Kodiak Archipelago.
The plants are organized by flower color in an easy-to-use format and is full of interesting tidbits on habitats, uses, folklore, history, and other fascinating natural history information sprinkled throughout. In addition to wildflowers, Wildflowers and other Plant Life of the Kodiak Archipelago also includes ferns, horsetails, clubmosses, shrubs, trees, grasses, sedges, rushes and aquatic plants that are found throughout Southcentral Alaska.
In Wildflowers and other Plant Life of the Kodiak Archipelago's introduction, readers will learn about the geology, glacial history, soils, the Kodiak glacial refugium, the recovery of plant life after the ice age, Alaska's early and modern botanists and how they work to document the plant life of Alaska.
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The author has researched, documented, and photographed the flora of coastal Alaska since 1973 and has made her home in Kodiak since 1980.