302 pages, colour photos, colour distribution maps
Many recreational hikers have stopped along the trail to admire a wild-flower only to wonder what, exactly, they are seeing. This is a useful field guide that makes flower identification easy for the general outdoor enthusiast. Covering New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Oregon, Wildflowers of the Mountain West is perfect for the enthusiasts who has little botanical knowledge but would like to know more about the wild-flowers they are seeing.
Organised by flower colour for easy reference, plant records include the common and scientific names, a description of typical characteristics, habitat information and distribution maps, look-alike species, colour photographs, and informative commentary. In addition, Wildflowers of the Mountain West 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. An ideal companion for hiking, backpacking, or biking, it includes stunning full colour photographs that help make visual confirmation of flower type simple and straightforward.
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