A guide to finding the native orchid species found in the fields and forests of the Canadian Maritimes and shorelines of the Northern Great Lakes. This work illustrates each species and variety, with photographs, a diagnostic line drawing and a distribution map, as well as a description of the habitat, range, and flowering time.
Geographical coverage includes: Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and southeastern Quebec; Ontario's northern shores of Lakes Michigan, Huron, and Ontario; 10 detailed area treatments: Northern Shore of Lake Superior - Isle Royale - Timmins and the Polar Bear Express - Anticosti and the Mingan Islands - The Gaspe: Bic, Mt. Albert, Bonaventure Island - New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island - southwestern Nova Scotia - Cape Breton - western Newfoundland - Cape Norman, Burnt Cape, and Cook's Harbour - the Mystery of Tilt Cove.
A comprehensive and long-overdue look at one of the continent's outstanding orchid floras. - Brian Cassie, author, National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England "Too many of us only think of orchids as tropical and subtropical plants. Brown's guide is a must for anyone with an interest in orchids or the flora of this region. For those not interested in orchids, be warned that this book will go a long way toward developing an interest (some say an addiction) in these fascinating plants." - David Campbell, professional photographer"