smokeyglass1, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by smokeyglass1)
Moving to a country property 2 years ago, we have found this book to be a treasure. We also take it along on road trips from the coast to the desert in Oregon, Washington and California. There is a broad range of flowers covered, the photographs are beautiful and it is user friends, categorized in an easy to follow color section format. Of course not every flower imaginable is in this book but most of them are!
This is a must have for the rural property homeowner and the traveler that says "Hey, what is that flower?"
Bella the Deacon, May 20, 2011 (view all comments by Bella the Deacon)
I wanted a new wildflower ID book for hikes and post-hike wildflower identification. 'Nature' greeting cards created from my digital phots cry out for correct flower names. This one book insures that more of my flower finds are suitably named; besides it is a beautiful volume and, not too big for a small pack.
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by Seattle Post-Intelligencer,
"The beauty of this book...comes from the clever way it is organized. Specimens are arranged by flower color and shape and a range map for each flower is included."
by Medford Mail Tribune,
"The book differs from previously published guides in several critical ways. Its scale alone sets it apart: there are descriptions for more than 1,200 flowering plants."
by East Oregonian,
"The guide is so well organized, even beginning wildflower enthusiasts will be able to use it. The picture of the cover...is a good sample of the spectacular color photos filling the pages of the field guide."
"Just in time for spring blooming...an outstanding new guide to wildflowers of the Northwest from southern British Columbia to Northern California....An up-to-date reference to the entire region both east and west of the Cascades."
by American Society of Media Photographers Bulletin,
"With a clear and easy format, the authors promote the flora of this region with a particular emphasis on...areas that are often glossed over by other guides....This indispensable, captivating guide will be a welcome companion."
Featuring more than 1240 stunning color photographs, this comprehensive field guide will remain a trusted, authoritative trailside reference for years to come. It describes and illustrates 1220 species commonly encountered in the Pacific Northwest, both native and nonnative, including perennials, annuals, and shrubs.
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