From the eastern grasslands to the alpine habitats in the west, thousands of species of plants inhabit the diverse ecosystems found throughout Montana. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers and also includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.
About the Author
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh’s path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.
With 650+ titles in print and 6.5 million copies sold, Waterford Press publishes the largest line of folding-format reference guides in the industry. Our mission is to connect people to the natural world by making knowledge about wildlife identification, outdoor recreation, travel, and safety and survival skills accessible to a wide audience.
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TREES & SHRUBS
American Elm, Ulmus Americana, To 100 ft. (30 m). Leaves are toothed. Fruits have a papery collar and are notched at the tip.
Queen Anne's Lace, Daucus Carota, To 3 ft. (90 cm). Flower clusters become cup-shaped as they age.
BLUE & PURPLE FLOWERS
Pickerelweed, Pontederia cordata, To 4 ft. (1.2 m). Aquatic plant has dense spike of blue flowers.
Table of Contents
(1) Botanical Sanctuaries (2) Trees & Shrubs (3) White Flowers (4) Yellow Flowers (5) Red & Pink Flowers (6) Blue & Purple Flowers