This beautiful book features 544 photos as well as range maps for each of the 150 treated species. The maps cover the six states of the upper Midwest with species arranged alphabetically by flower colour and floret type. Several habitat shots are full-page, providing the reader with a view of associated plant species and a feel for where to find them. The Sunflower Family in the Upper Midwest is an eye-catching book suitable for display or reference.
Thomas Antonio formerly worked for the Chicago Botanic Garden and was Curator of Collections for Garfield Park and Lincoln Park Conservatories (Chicago Park District). He now works and lives in New Mexico.
Susanne Masi, a native Chicagoan, is Research Botanist at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. Her field work focuses on regional native flora, endangered and threatened species, floristic surveys, and natural area vegetation.