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Wildflowers of California

A Month-by-Month Guide

Laird Blackwell


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Paperback (5/8/2012)


In this photograph-driven field guide to California’s spectacular wildflowers, Laird R. Blackwell expertly provides several ways to find them in bloom: by month, by place, and by flower. The month-by-month descriptions—found in no other statewide guide—suggest what to see and where to go throughout the state during the blooming season. The author also supplies more than 300 locations arranged in 10 geographical regions, highlighting 67 of his favorite places with detailed driving and walking directions and difficulty, blooming times, and lists of predominant wildflowers as well as a featured flower. The guide contains more than 650 color photographs by the author, including 600 species arranged by flower, with natural history notes and places and months to find the flower in bloom. Throughout, experienced wildflower guide Blackwell shares his love of the beautiful places and flowers he has visited throughout California.

Praise For Wildflowers of California: A Month-by-Month Guide

“A useful resource for wildflower enthusiasts who are planning to visit California's many natural areas. . . . Recommended.”

— A. L. Jacobsen, California State University, Bakersfield

University of California Press, 9780520272057, 588pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2012

About the Author

Laird R. Blackwell is Professor of Psychology and Humanities at Sierra Nevada College and the author and photographer of six previous regional field guides to California wildflowers.