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Posted February 20, 2010
Fantastic pictures, great information and historical background
I met Sylvan Runkel in the late 70's and enjoyed the environmental campout at which he presented. This book was presented at this conference. I'm an outdoor person so I quickly was able to start learning about Iowas' wildflowers. The book is so well worn it's being held together by a rubberband. When I saw that it was being reprinted I ordered several copies.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This book contains very detailed pictures, accurate information about each wildflower and historical references as to how the flower or root may have been used. As a teacher I used some of the information to teach my middle schoolers how plants were used in pioneer days and the botantical facts.
Don't pass up a chance to own this book. It's well worth the price and you'll be able to identify wildflowers very easily. I live in Michigan and most of Iowa's wildflowers are found here also. Sylvan Runkel published 2 other books that are well worth owning.