With this basic beginner's field guide to North American wildflowers, all who enjoy nature and the outdoors can identify common wildflowers, from backyard weeds to dainty forest blossoms. In a logical, user-friendly, highly visual format, this new title offers key facts about 160 of the most common wildflowers and weeds, coast to coast, including Canada and Alaska. To help with identification, each of the 160 entries has both a photograph showing the blooming plant in context and a commissioned color illustration showing the blossom close-up. This book is the perfect starting point for anyone, young or old, interested in learning how to identify wildflowers.
Author Catherine Herbert Howell has been writing and editing natural history books and field guides for more than 20 years. She volunteers as a certified master naturalist for the Arlington Regional Master Naturalists, providing nature-related programs and activities for children and adults and is a founding member of the Arlington chapter of the Children and Nature Network.
Comments about National Geographic Pocket Guide to Wildflowers of North America:
This very nice compact pocket guide is great to have when exploring national parks or everyday use. Its detailed facts and great organization, by dividing the flowers by color,makes identifying every flower an exciting search. I always make sure to pack it with me whenever I go on hiking or long term camping trips. I especially loved that they even mentioned the bloom period as a part of the key facts. Overall this pocket guide is amazing and would definitely recommend it, it is a great purchase!
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