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Native Orchids of Minnesota

Field / Identification Guide

By: Welby R Smith (Author), Vera Ming Wong (Illustrator), Bobbi Angell (Illustrator)

254 pages, 174 colour plates, 93 b/w line drawings, 53 b/w distribution maps

University of Minnesota Press

Paperback | Apr 2012 | #196375 | ISBN-13: 9780816678235
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NHBS Price: £25.99 $32/€29 approx

About this book

Though often considered exotic and rare, orchids actually can be found across climates and continents--and Minnesota is no exception. The state is home to forty-nine wild orchids, occurring in every county. With a little patience, a modicum of outdoor experience, and this handy book, any Minnesotan can discover the common species of orchids in the wild.

Native Orchids of Minnesota features detailed drawings and color photographs that make reliable identification practical even for beginners. In-depth discussions of habitats and natural history for each species reveal intricate ecological relationships and seldom-seen aspects of orchid biology. The book includes distribution maps for each species of wild orchid found in Minnesota as well as maps showing generalized distribution throughout North America. It also contains a phenology chart depicting the range of flowering dates and a comprehensive glossary of terms.

Native Orchids of Minnesota is both a guide and a resource for the serious naturalist, the weekend botanist, and the connoisseur of natural beauty.

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Welby R. Smith is the state botanist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in St. Paul. He is the author of Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota and a contributor to Minnesota's Endangered Flora and Fauna, both published by Minnesota.

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