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* More than 100 new wildflowers and plants were added to this second edition
* Complete, concise, and easy to use with a new design
* Authoritative authorship that sets a new standard for flora field guides
Most wildflower enthusiasts have several or more books on wildflowers in their libraries, but if you’ll only have one wildflower book in your pack, make it Rocky Mountain Flora.
Wildflower identification is a difficult endeavor. A common name in one region of the Rockies can also be known as something totally different someplace else. And scientific names have been jostled a bit through the years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The only answer to the problem is to have a horticulturist, who has spent his life hiking the foothills and mountains of Colorado with camera and notebook in hand, write a field guide.
Jim Ells spent 25 years working on his first edition of Rocky Mountain Flora. One of the most many new features of this second edition is it now includes photographs of both the flower and plant to aid in identification. An additional feature of the second one edition is that probably the most photos from the first edition have been upgraded with the assistance of volunteer wildflower photographers.
Organized by color and then alphabetically by family name and genus, Rocky Mountain Flora has images of each flower and all of the plant, and detailed descriptions of stems, leaves, and flowers and includes the specific location, elevation, and time of the year the flower used to be found. A special feature known as “LOOK FOR” helps with quick plant identification.
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