Synopses & Reviews
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 commonly encountered species, both native and nonnative, including perennials, annuals, and shrubs. Encompassing the Pacific Northwest from southern British Columbia to northern California, from the coast to the mountains and high desert, this handy book is perfect for hikers, naturalists, native plant enthusiasts, and anyone wishing to learn about the amazingly diverse wildflowers of the region. Organized by flower color and shape, and including a range map for each flower described, it is as user-friendly as it is informative.
"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." Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"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." Medford Mail Tribune
"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." East Oregonian
"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." Oregonian
"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." American Society of Media Photographers Bulletin
"The Northwest's most complete field guide ever, this lovely volume pictures 1,220 wildflowers that grow from the Siskiyous to southwestern British Columbia."
—Sunset, June 2006
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.
About the Author
Mark Turner is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.
Phyllis Gustafson ran a small seed-collection business specializing in Northwest natives and has worked with native plants in the nursery trade for more than 20 years. She is an officer of the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS) and writes frequently for their bulletin.