Synopses & Reviews
Reminiscent of nineteenth-century botanical prints, the full-color illustrations in these small nature guides are miniature watercolors, as delightful to look at as they are accurate. Beneath each illustration the reader will find the popular and scientific names, size, range, and a concise description of the habitat or an interesting bit of lore. Ideal for the backpacker or dayhiker, the books fit handily in the pocket.
Coastal mountains share some flowers with the Rockies but boast many of their own, such as the Sierra star tulip, Sierra saxifrage, and Sierra gentian. Illustrations are arranged by color for easy identification.