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Colorado has a rich diversity of ecosystems and vegetation communities, ranging from 3 500 ft to over 14 000 ft in elevation, and ultimately supports over 3 300 vascular plant species. Flora of Colorado is a comprehensive guide to the vascular plants in Colorado, and contains descriptions, distribution maps, habitat information, flowering times, and elevation ranges for all species. Color photographs for nearly 1/3 of the species are also included. The aim of Flora of Colorado is to enable students, researchers, amateur and professional botanists, or anyone interested in the flora of Colorado to successfully identify plants with confidence and satisfaction.
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Jennifer Ackerfield has been studying the flora of Colorado for nearly 20 years. During this time, she has traveled extensively across the state of Colorado documenting its rich floristic diversity. She is currently the curator at Colorado State University Herbarium and teaches Plant Identification at CSU. She has served on the board for the Colorado Native Plant Society, and written several articles on the flora of Colorado. She enjoys hiking, photographing wildflowers, botanical illustration, and educating students on the wonderful world of botany.
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