Wildflowers of Calgary and Southern Alberta
France Royer and Richard Dickinson have created a great field guide for everyone who has ever wanted to know the name -- or the story -- of a wildflower. Perfect for your pocket, pack or glove box. Concise, readable descriptions accompany glorious colour photographs of more than 100 Alberta species, found from Red Deer to the Montana border, Banff National Park to the Cypress Hills.
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50 cm tall achene alternate leaves anemone aspen forests ASTER FAMILY Asteracea balsam poplar bark basal leaves beard-tongue berries Blackfoot bladderwort bloom from June blue bracts Canada catkins chokecherry closely related species clover cm long cm wide colour common name compound leaves contains Cypress Hills disc florets dry capsule eaten edges of aspen edible female flowers flower heads flowers appear flowers white flowers yellow found throughout Alberta Fruit appears golden bean grass-of-Parnassus greyish green habitats hairs hairy height June through August June through July KANANASKIS COUNTRY KNOW leaflets leaves simple little club-moss lobed loco-weed meadow rue Nose Hill Park numerous Nutt open areas opposite leaves orchid pappus petals phlox pinkish prairie grassland Pursh ray florets roadsides roots sepals SIMILAR SPECIES Solomon's-seal southern Alberta SPECIES A closely spruce stalkless stamens stem grows stonecrop terminal clusters throughout southern Alberta toadflax waste areas white flowers whorl wild wintergreen woods woody yellow flowers