Excellent Wildflower Guide
About 400 species of flowering wild plants are illustrated with clear, sharp, detailed photographs that make quick identification in field easy and accurate. Each description in written in prose form and not only includes the physical details of each species but also unique facts, such as the edibility or medicinal properties of a species or historical references. When first published, this book covered the wildflowers of the Canadian Rockes. This edition was later renamed and expanded to include wildflowers growing in the entire Rocky Mountains chain, from northern British Columbia to northern New Mexico. A "range of occurrence" map is included for each species. Since plants adapted to the environment of the Rocky Mountains are often found in many different parts of this chain, the wildflower enthusiast will find this book very helpful no matter where he or she may be located within the Rocky Mountains.