Synopses & Reviews
Illustrated by two hundred and sixty color plates, Nebraska Wild Flowers depicts and describes the most conspicuous native and naturalized flowers which continue to thrive or which have recently invaded the various habitats of the state after well over a hundred years of settlement.
Most plant descriptions include the principal flower color, the time of blossoming, and the basis for the common and scientific names. The book also includes keys for identifying the plants, a glossary, and an index.
As the only recent work on the subject intended for the general public, Nebraska Wild Flowers will be welcomed by all flower lovers in this region. It also will be useful as a reference manual or textbook in a variety of natural history or local flora courses.
Robert C. Lommasson is a professor of botany at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he has taught since 1948. A native of Kansas, he holds A.B. and M.A. degrees from the University of Kansas and the Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.