From sea to sagebrush, this field guide covers the identification and natural history of over 400 wildflowers, shrubs and trees across Oregon. Beautiful colour photographs and written descriptions help the wildflower enthusiast or mountain meadow day hiker identify many of the common plants of Oregon. For each plant, Fagan explains the derivation of the common and scientific names, along with interesting natural history tidbits about historical or cultural uses, pollinator ecology, edibility, and other details about the plants.
Damian Fagan, writer, photographer and naturalist, is the Communications Manager at the High Desert Museum. A former National Park Service Ranger and wildlife biologist, Fagan also leads outdoor recreational trips for the Central Oregon Community College's Continuing Education program. He received a B.S. in Botany from the University of Washington before moving to Utah to work at Arches National Park. He is the author of three FalconGuide books Canyon Country Wildflowers and Pacific Northwest Wildflowers, as well as Arches and Canyonlands Natural Parks Pocket Guide. He has written hiking guides and numerous magazine and newspaper articles focused on natural history. Fagan currently lives in Bend, Oregon.