Describes and illustrates 257 species of wildflowers that grow from the yellow pine belt up into the natural rock gardens that grow above timberline. First published in 1963, this fully revised and updated edition reflects the many advances in botany that have occured in the past 40 years.
Philip A. Munz (1892-1974) of the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden was Professor of Botany at Pomona College, serving as Dean for three years. Dianne Lake is Rare Plant Committee Co-Chair and Unusual Plants Coordinator at the California Native Plant Society, East Bay Chapter. Phyllis M. Faber is General Editor of the California Natural History Guides.
Presents information to help readers easily identify wildflowers, including either a drawing or a photograph of each wildflower discussed. A handy reference for outdoor enthusiasts.--"Better Homes and Gardens"