Synopses & Reviews
A great resource for botanists, native plant enthusiasts, ecologists, conservationists, and amateur naturalists who desire a comprehensive, up-to-date, and well-illustrated book for the identification of plants of the Pacific Northwest. This is the definitive guide to the rich and varied plant life of the region, from the ocean shore to the crest of the Cascades, from British Columbia south through the Klamath Mountains of southwestern Oregon and the Siskiyous in northwestern California. Its botanical coverage is complete, including plants native to the region as well as those that have been introduced and become naturalized. More than 2500 species are fully described, with user-friendly keys and more than 700 color photographs and 350 line drawings to facilitate successful identification.
"The user-friendly keys, the heart and soul of this volume, appear to be effective and Kozloff's book undoubtedly will quickly find its way into wide use."
—Guy Nesom, Sida, Contributions to Botany, Summer/Fall 2006 Contributions to Botany
"As an authority on the natural history of the Pacific Northwest and advocate of growing native plants, Kozloff provides up-to-date identification keys to the native and introduced flora of this diverse region."
Shannon Hendrickson, SciTech Book News, Summer 2006 SciTech Book News
Definitive guide to the rich and varied plant life of the Pacific Northwest from the shores of the Pacific Ocean east to the crest of the Cascades, and from northwestern California through Oregon, Washington, and into British Columbia.
About the Author
Eugene N. Kozloff, professor at the University of Washington, does his research at Friday Harbor Laboratories. An authority on the natural history of the Pacific Northwest, his previous books include Seashore Life of the Northern Pacific Coast, Plants and Animals of the Pacific Northwest, and Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region, among others. He enjoys introducing others to the wonders of plants and animals by teaching nature classes in the San Juan Islands and other areas of western Washington. One of his hobbies is growing native plants and promoting their use in gardens.