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Wildflowers of New England (Timber Press Field Guides) (Paperback)
For those of us that love to be outdoors, especially hiking and walking throughout the fields, forests, waterways, and coasts of New England, this is a book we all will treasure. With over 1100 photos and succinct details, this guide will help us determine the name of those lovely wildflowers that abound in our region. Ted Elliman is a trained botanist and has skillfully organized the guide by color and shape and the book includes a handy ruler on the back cover.— From Joan's Picks
Wildflowers of New England is for hikers, naturalists, gardeners, and anyone wishing to learn more about the region's diverse wildflowers, or just wanting to know the answer to "What's that plant?" Ted Elliman, a plant ecologist for the New England Wild Flower Society, describes and illustrates more than 1,000 species commonly found in all six New England states, including annuals, perennials, and biennials, both native and naturalized. This helpful field guide uses a logical and convenient identification key based on flower color, petal arrangement, and leaf characteristics. One thousand color photographs help to confirm that you've got the right plant. The introduction includes an explanation of plant parts and information on plant names.