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Flora of the Pacific Northwest: An Illustrated Manual by C Leo Hitchcock
Flora of the Pacific Northwest: An Illustrated Manual

jerbear50, April 5, 2007

This book is absolutely indispensable for the amateur botanist in the field. At the same time, it is well written and quite complete for the professional. Most steps in the keys are illustrated by line drawings so you don't have to guess as much as to whether you are interpreting the verbiage as the guy who wrote it did. I also love the keys because they are truly dichotomous and subset: Everything under a given branch of a key is physically in that branch. You don't have to skip from number to number and hope that you remember how you got there so you can back track if you have to. There are a couple of minor errors at the lowest levels of the keys to figure out families, but most of the time, they don't prevent you from getting to the correct family.
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