Hiker's Guide to Trailside Plants in Hawaii

Hiker's Guide to Trailside Plants in Hawaii

by John B. Hall


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Hiker's Guide to Trailside Plants in Hawaii by John B. Hall

From arid coastal plains to chilly cloud forests, Hawai'i is home to an astonishing range of flora. Many of our plant species, like the regal koa and hardy silversword, can be found nowhere else in the world!

Knowing how to identify these plants, and learning their historical uses and associated legends will greatly enrich your hiking experience. In A Hiker's Guide to Trailside Plants, author John B. Hall introduces you to many of the plants - both native and non-native - that you are likely to encounter on Hawai'i's trails.

For easy reference, plants in this handy book have been divided into the following climatic zones: Coastal, Dry Forest, Mesic Forest, Wet Forest, and Alpine. Each color-coded zone is further subdivided into Herbs, Shrubs, Trees, Vines, Ferns, and Miscellaneous. Along the way, the author points out notable features - leaf shape, flower color, and even taste - that will help you identify each plant.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566478724
Publisher: Mutual Publishing Company
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Pages: 241
Sales rank: 408,842
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

John B. Hall has explored Hawai'i's trails for more than 40 years. After obtaining his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, he went on to become Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and later a Professor of Microbiology. A life member of both the Hawaiian Botanical Society and the Hawai'i Audubon Society, he has also led tours into the Honouliuli Forest Reserve as a docent for the Nature Conservancy and has served on the Citizens Advisory Council in the Hawai'i State Division of Lands and Natural Resources unit.

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