National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers

Western Region

By Richard Spellenberg; National Audubon Society

Alfred A. Knopf, Hardcover, 9780375402333, 896pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2001

WESTERN REGIONThis fully revised edition brings a new level of beauty, accuracy, and usefulness to the field guide that wildflower enthusiasts have relied upon for more than 20 years.More than 940 all-new, full-color images show the wildflowers of western North America close-up and in their natural habitats. The guide has been completely revised to make identification in the field easier than ever. Images are grouped by flower color and shape and keyed to clear, concise descriptions that reflect current taxonomy.

About the Author
Las Cruces, New Mexico resident Richard Spellenberg has a doctoral degree in botany and is Professor Emeritus of Biology at New Mexico State University. He has studied plants in western North America, particularly those of the desert Southwest, contributing to technical classification works and several books on wildflowers and general ecology.

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