Colorado Flora

Western Slope, Fourth Edition
A Field Guide to the Vascular Plants

by William A. Weber and Ronald C. Wittmann

"The completely revised edition of this outstanding guide to the fascinating plants of Colorado provides an improved means of identifying and learning about them. Based on decades of experience in the state and around the world, the authors offer unique insights and a sound basis for expanding our knowledge into the future."
—Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis

"These books are common sense, timely, broad in scope, accurate, and based on the extensive field experience of Weber and Wittman. The authors also present the art and science of their study—the heart of this enterprise."
—T. Johnson, Choice

"You will not only use these books, you will enjoy them."
New Mexico Botanist Newsletter

"An evolutionary and quasi-revolutionary update"
—Rudolf Schmid, Taxon

 

Colorado Flora: Western Slope describes the remarkable flora of the state, distinctive in its altitudinal range, numerous microhabitats, and ancient and rare plants. Together with Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope, Fourth Edition, these volumes are designed to educate local amateurs and professionals in the recognition of vascular plant species and encourage informed stewardship of our biological heritage.

These thoroughly revised and updated editions reflect current taxonomic knowledge. The authors describe botanical features of this unparalleled biohistorical region and its mountain ranges, basins, and plains and discuss plant geography, giving detailed notes on habitat, ecology, and range. The keys contain interesting anecdotes and introductions for each plant family. The book is rounded out with historical background of botanical work in the state, suggested readings, glossary, index to scientific and common names, references, and hundrends of illustrations. The books also contain a new contribution from Donald R. Farrar and Steve J. Popovich on moonworts. The fourth editions of Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope and Colorado Flora: Western Slope are ideal for both student and scientist and essential for readers interested in Colorado's plant life.

 

Media

Bill Weber's interview on Colorado Public Radio

  

William A. Weber is Professor and Curator Emeritus of the Herbarium, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. A highly acclaimed author with over 65 years of botanical experience in Colorado, he has written extensively on the flora of Colorado, including Rocky Mountain Flora (UPC 1991), A Rocky Mountain Lichen Primer (with James N. Corbridge, UPC 1998), and three books with Ronald Wittman: Bryophytes of Colorado (Pilgrims Process 2010), Colorado Flora: Western Slope (UPC 2001) and Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope (UPC 2001).

Ronald C. Wittmann is Museum Associate at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History. He became an expert on the flora of the state collaborating closely with Dr. William Weber over the past 30 years in the field and laboratory. Books include Colorado Flora: Western Slope (UPC 2001), Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope (UPC 2001), Catalog of the Colorado Flora (UPC 1992), and Bryophytes of Colorado (Pilgrims Process 2010).

Imprint: University Press of Colorado

Book Details

  • Paperback Price: $29.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60732-142-2
  • Ebook Price: $23.95
  • 30-day ebook rental price: $9.99
  • EISBN: 978-1-60732-143-9
  • Publication Month: March
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Pages: 608
  • Illustrations: 108 line drawings, 1 map, 4 tables
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: by William A. Weber and Ronald C. Wittmann
  • ECommerce Code: 978-1-60732-142-2