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Akron Beacon Journal -Ohio wildflowers in guide
It would be fascinating to go on a hike with a naturalist like Stan Tekiela. He could point out all the wildflowers, tell you their names, even give you a little insight into what they've been used for or how they got theirnames.
Maybe you can't take Tekiela along on a walk, but you can take his expertise in the form of his new field guide, Wildflowers of Ohio.
The book contains color photos and information about 200 of the most common wildflowers found in our state. An introductory section explains a five-step process for identifying plants, and the book arranges the entries by flower, color and size to make it easy for even a novice to use. Tekiela, a naturalist and wildlife photographer from Minnesota, offers tidbits about the flowers such as the origin of their names or the types of wildlife they attract. He also includes a ruler to help in determining the height of a plant or the size of its flowers.
Wildflowers of Ohio is published by Adventure Publications and priced at $16.95. It's sold in bookstores and gift stores, and it can also be ordered directly from the publisher at 1-800-678-7006
- Mary Beth Breckenridge