Coastal Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest

Elizabeth Horn

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Coastal Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest

Wildflowers & Flowering Shrubs from British Columbia to Northern Calif

  Author:   Elizabeth Horn    
  Publisher:  Mountain Press Publishing

In nature, harsh environments commonly yield great beauty. Such is the case along the Pacific Northwest, where flowering plants lend brilliant colour to expanses of shifting sand, windswept bluffs, and fog-shrouded forests. Coastal Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest introduces seaside visitors and residents to 164 common wildflowers and flowering shrubs of the rugged Pacific shore from southern British Columbia to Mendocino, California.

This field guide is organized according to five habitats: beaches and dunes, wetlands, cliffs and grasslands, brushfields, and coastal forests. Within the habitat sections, superb colour photographs illustrate nontechnical descriptions of each plant’s physical characteristics, historical uses, flowering period, and distribution. A special discussion of wildflower photography offers tips for camera-toting flower hunters. An illustrated glossary and references provide additional information for neophyte naturalists. With Coastal Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest, wildflower enthusiasts will learn to recognize individual plants and begin to know–and look for–entire plant communities.

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ISBN associated with this title:9780878422913
Item MC0189
PublisherMountain Press Publishing
PublisherMountain Press Publishing
Published onJune 6 2016
Language eng
Pages 188
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.38(in) x 5.38(in)
Shipping weight344(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Elizabeth L. Horn began her study of the Northwest's wildflowers as a ranger-naturalist at Crater Lake National Park and botany instructor at Central Oregon Community College. Later, as director of the U.S. Forest Service's Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, Horn explored the rich plant life along the central Oregon coast. A native of Crown Point, Indiana, she holds a bachelor's degree in biology and a master's degree in plant ecology. Horn lives near West Yellowstone, Montana