Wildflowers of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region: A Comprehensive Field Guide

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Describing more than 1,100 species, this is a comprehensive guide to wildflowers in Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Ontario. A new introduction to this second edition discusses wildflowers in the context of their natural communities. Packed with detailed information, this field guide is compact enough to be handy for outdoors lovers of all kinds, from novice naturalists to professional botanists. It includes:

• more than 1,100 species ...

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Overview


Describing more than 1,100 species, this is a comprehensive guide to wildflowers in Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Ontario. A new introduction to this second edition discusses wildflowers in the context of their natural communities. Packed with detailed information, this field guide is compact enough to be handy for outdoors lovers of all kinds, from novice naturalists to professional botanists. It includes:

• more than 1,100 species from 459 genera in 100 families
• many rare and previously overlooked species
• 2,100 color photographs and 300 drawings
• Wisconsin distribution maps for almost all plants
• brief descriptions including distinguishing characteristics of the species
• Wisconsin status levels for each species of wildflower (native, invasive, endangered, etc.)
• derivation of Latin names.

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Editorial Reviews

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“This accurate, usable guide to our flora will undoubtedly find its way into the backpacks of many a naturalist.”—Thomas A. Meyer, conservation biologist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

“No other manual combines the accessible approach with the species coverage of this book. Accurate and highly usable, it will likely become the wildflower field guide of choice for our region.”—Andrew L. Hipp, the Morton Arboretum, author of Sedges of Wisconsin

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299230548
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 2/13/2009
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 317,086
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Merel R. Black has been an honorary fellow in botany at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. She manages the “Plants of Wisconsin” Web site. Emmet J. Judziewicz is associate professor of biology at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point and curator of vascular plants at the Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium.
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Table of Contents


Alphabetic Family Listings
Introduction
Wisconsin Natural Communities
Identification Method
Understanding the Plant Descriptions
Pictorial Glossary
Glossary
Identification Guides
Plant Details:
    3-6 Parts
    4 Parts
    5 United Parts
    5 Separate Parts
    7 or more Parts
    Tiny Parts
Appendix
    Wisconsin county map
    Photographer credits
    Bibliography
Index
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