Wildflowers in the Field and Forest: A Field Guide to the Northeastern United States

Paperback | April 15, 2006

bySteven Clemants, Carol Gracie

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Many of us have stopped to pick bunches of wildflowers or have admired them as they flourished in fields, hiking trails, and roads. Always appreciated but not always recognized, now these beauties can easily be identified with Wildflowers in the Field and Forest, the most inclusive field guideavailable to the wildflowers of the northeastern United States. Designed for easy use, the book features two-page spreads with descriptive text and range maps on one side facing pages of color photos on the other. The descriptions are concise, but thorough, and the range maps show both where the plant grows and what time of year it is likely to be in bloom.Plants are grouped by flower color, usually the feature first noticed by the observer. The species are subsequently grouped by petal arrangement, type of leaves, and number of flower parts as indicated in the "quick characters" box at the top of each page. There is also a simple key in the beginningof the book that allows one to quickly narrow the search to a few pages. In addition to the more common and conspicuous wildflowers, many of the lesser known, and often overlooked, species are also depicted. Full-color photos generally show the flowers of the plant, and while insets of leaves (andoccasionally fruits) are often included to help in identification. A bar on each photo allows users to accurately judge the actual size of each flower. Both serious botanists and casual nature observers will welcome this beautifully illustrated and expertly detailed guide. * The most comprehensive field guide for the northeastern United States, including New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, with additional coverage of adjacent areas in eastern Canada * Over 1,400 species are described; nearly all are illustrated by beautiful color photographs * Photographs accurately depict the flowers; insets show details of leaves and other features* Photos, descriptions, and maps on facing pages make the book simple to use * Color-coded maps indicate both the range of the species and the time when it is in bloom

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Many of us have stopped to pick bunches of wildflowers or have admired them as they flourished in fields, hiking trails, and roads. Always appreciated but not always recognized, now these beauties can easily be identified with Wildflowers in the Field and Forest, the most inclusive field guideavailable to the wildflowers of the northea...

Steve Clemants is Vice President of Science at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. In this role he manages the Science, Publications, and Plant Information Departments. He is also co-Director of the Center for Urban Restoration Ecology and co-editor of the on-line journal urbanhabitats.com. He has been convener of international plant symposi...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 5.51 × 8.19 × 0.98 inPublished:April 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195150058

ISBN - 13:9780195150056

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"Will be widely appreciated by amateurs and professionals alike, and should find a wide audience in schools, natural history museums, botanical gardens, nature study societies, and conservation groups."--Peter Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden