Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Washington offers a window into the beauty and diversity of the rarest plants in the state.
The field guide includes:- 317 vascular plants, six mosses, and one lichen- Full-color photographs of the plants and their habitats, line drawings, and distribution maps- Detailed species descriptions, identification tips, and easiest times to identify the plants- Current conservation status and state rank- Complete reference list and glossary
Each rare plant is fully characterized according to its appearance, reproductive strategy, associated plants, habitat, current threats, and scarcity in areas outside the state. A trip across Washington presents an array of habitats, from dripping spruce and hemlock forests along the coast to arid grasslands, shrub-steppe, and sand dune systems east of the mountains, from low-elevation outwash prairies to alpine slopes, from basalt flows and rocky islands to salt marshes and riverbanks. This book brings attention to the rarest and least understood plant species that find niches in this complex landscape.
|Publisher:||University of Washington Press and Washington Natural Heritage Program and Washington State Department of Natural Resources|
|Product dimensions:||8.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Pamela Camp is a private consultant in field biology and restoration ecology and former Spokane District Botanist with the Bureau of Land Management. John G. Gamon is a Natural Heritage Program Manager with the Department of Natural Resources in Olympia, Washington.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments Abbreviations IntroductionRare Species Nonvascular Species Ferns and Fern Allies Dicots Monocots Appendix A. Synonymy Appendix B. Rare Plant Sighting Form Glossary References Illustration Credits Index
What People are Saying About This
By refreshing the great botanical legacy of Hitchcock, Kruckeberg, Denton, and their ilk with contemporary knowledge and nomenclature, the authors have created a clear and handsome volume of immense conservation importance for our time and for the challenging times to come. What we manage to save of our rich floristic heritage may be largely thanks to this book and its contributors.
This guide will be the primary source of information on rare plants for land managers, ecological consultants, and others who need the most recent data on Washington’s rare plants. I heartily endorse and recommend it.