"The best bang for your buck if you are serious about wildflower identification."
—Heidi Anderson, Yellowstone National Park
Many recreational hikers have stopped along the trail to admire a wildflower only to wonder what, exactly, they are seeing. Wildflowers of the Mountain West is a useful field guide that makes flower identification easy for the general outdoor enthusiast.
Covering New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Oregon, this book is perfect for enthusiasts who have little botanical knowledge but would like to know more about the wildflowers they are seeing. Organized by flower color for easy reference, plant records include the common and scientific names, a description of typical characteristics, habitat information and distribution maps, look-alike species, color photographs, and informative commentary. In addition, the book provides a useful introduction to the Mountain West region, along with line drawings to illustrate basic flower parts, shapes, and arrangements; a glossary of common botanical terms; a quick search key; and an index.
An ideal companion for hiking, backpacking, or biking, it includes stunning full color photographs that help make visual confirmation of flower type simple and straightforward.
The Herald Journal, November 9, 2012, By Lance Frazier