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New York State Trees and Wildflowers: An Introduction to Familiar Species
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New York State Trees and Wildflowers: An Introduction to Familiar Species

by James Kavanagh, Waterford Press, Raymond Leung (Illustrator)
 

The state flower, the rose, is one of thousands of species of plants growing in the diverse ecosystems found throughout the Empire State. 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

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The state flower, the rose, is one of thousands of species of plants growing in the diverse ecosystems found throughout the Empire State. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583552971
Publisher:
Waterford Press Ltd.
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Series:
Pocket Naturalist Guide Series
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
524,489
Product dimensions:
3.75(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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Text and illustrations are displayed on page panels for easy field identification purposes. Examples include:
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.
White Flowers: 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.

Meet 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.

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