Wild Orchids of the Canadian Maritimes and Northern Great Lakes Region / Edition 1

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More than 60 native orchid species can be found in the fields and forests of the Canadian Maritimes and shorelines of the Northern Great Lakes, and this indispensable guide is your key to finding them all! Wild orchid expert and author Paul Martin Brown provides essential information, making it easy for both novices and experienced orchid hunters alike to find what they need quickly and efficiently. No other field guide has ever covered these regions so completely.

            Each species and variety is colorfully illustrated with photographs, a diagnostic line drawing and a distribution map, as well as a complete description of the habitat, range, and flowering time. Specific attention has been made to the numerous growth and color forms and a full, detailed list of synonyms for each species is included in a separate section. Simple, straightforward keys assist in identification so that removal of plants from the wild is unnecessary. New concepts in taxonomy and the place of hybrids are discussed and further aided by a comprehensive list of recent literature references and a bibliography.


Geographical coverage includes:

·         Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and

Labrador, and southeastern Quebec

·         Ontario’s northern shores of Lakes Michigan, Huron, and Ontario

·         10 detailed area treatments: Northern Shore of Lake Superior; Isle Royale; Timmins and the Polar Bear Express; Anticosti and the Mingan Islands; The Gaspe: Bic, Mt. Albert, Bonaventure Island; New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island; southwestern Nova Scotia; Cape Breton; western Newfoundland; Cape Norman, Burnt Cape, and Cook’s Harbour; The Mystery of Tilt Cove


55 species, 8 varieties, 72 forms, 7 hybrids

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813029115
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Martin Brown, author of three previous orchid books with the press, is a research associate with the University of Florida Herbarium at the Florida Natural History Museum in Gainesville, Florida. He is the founder and editor of the North American Native Orchid Journal.


Stan Folsom is a watercolorist and botanical illustrator whose work appears in Wild Orchids of Florida; The Wild Orchids of North America, North of Mexico; Wild Orchids of the Southeastern United States, North of Peninsular Florida; and Wild Orchids of the Pacific Northwest and Canadian Rockies.


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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Orchids and the Canadian Maritimes and Northern Great Lakes region
Pt. 2 Wild orchids of the Canadian Maritimes and Northern Great Lakes region
Pt. 3 References and resources
Pt. 4 Orchid hunting
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2006

    Enthusiastically recommended

    The collaborative effort of author Paul Martin Brown and artist Stan Folsom, Wild Orchids Of The Canadian Maritimes And Northern Great Lakes Region is an excellent identification guide for lay readers and botanists alike. Featuring entries for more than 60 native species, Wild Orchids offers multiple full-color photographs for each, which is particularly useful for species that come in different colors, as multiple common colors for a given species are represented. The text each flower's name, range, distinguishing features, habitat, flowering period, and more. In addition to the photograph-filled identification section, there is a section that explains in depth how and where to find all of the different species. Durable, water-resistant binding and an index for quick and easy reference make Wild Orchids a premier guide for taking on the trail. Enthusiastically recommended for orchid lovers of all walks of life.

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