Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest
Featuring more than 1240 stunning color photographs, this comprehensive field guide will remain a trusted, authoritative trailside reference for years to come. It describes and illustrates 1220 commonly encountered species, both native and nonnative, including perennials, annuals, and shrubs. Encompassing the Pacific Northwest from southern British Columbia to northern California, from the coast to the mountains and high desert, this handy book is perfect for hikers, naturalists, native plant enthusiasts, and anyone wishing to learn about the amazingly diverse wildflowers of the region. Organized by flower color and shape, and including a range map for each flower described, it is as user-friendly as it is informative.
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alpine annual apiaceae ASTERACEAE Basal leaves base blue Bog/fen/wetland bracts branched brassicaceae calyx Coastal conifer crla dense disk flowers disturbed Dry rocky sites early summer east-side forest Erect edges egg-shaped Erect stem ericaceae fabaceae Flower heads Flower petals flower stalks flower stems forest Stem glands green Grows in dry Grows in moist Grows in open Grows in wet hairless hairs hairy high elevations Inflorescence lance-shaped late spring late spring-early summer leaf leaflets liliaceae lobes Locally common low elevations low to mid mid elevations mid to high midspring midsummer moist streambanks Mountains narrow Native noca Native olym noca Nonnative olym oblong Oregon pale Penstemon perennial petals petioles pink plant pointed tips polemoniaceae purple ranunculaceae ray flowers rosaceae rosette SCROPHULARIACEAE Seedpods sepals sessile shrub shrub-steppe shrub-steppe Erect slopes spike spreading stamens Stem erect stem leaves stem top subalpine subalpine Erect Subsp toothed Uncommon upper leaves upright Vernal-wet west-side forest yellow