Sierra Nevada Wildflowers, 2nd: A Field Guide to Common Wildflowers and Shrubs of the Sierra Nevada, including Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks

Sierra Nevada Wildflowers, 2nd: A Field Guide to Common Wildflowers and Shrubs of the Sierra Nevada, including Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks

by Karen Wiese

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Overview

The Sierra Nevada region is a land of alpine lakes, ubiquitous mountains, and meadows filled with a seemingly endless variety of wildflowers. This full-color book contains beautiful photos, easy-to-understand descriptions, and interesting facts about 290 wildflowers frequently encountered in this spectacular region. The species are arranged by color and plant family to aid in quick identification. Take this guide along on your next hike through this majestic mountain chain, which encompasses Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762780341
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 01/13/2013
Series: Wildflower Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 779,395
Product dimensions: 5.94(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Karen Wiese is a botanist with interests in plant ecology, restoration, soil science and plant- pollinator interactions. Karen has a Master of Science degree from the University of California at Davis in Plant Protection and Pest Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources from Michigan State University. Karen has been guiding natural history hikes throughout the West for over two decades. Karen is active in the California Native Plant Society, the Northern California Botanists and an avid hiker, backpacker and birder. Karen and her husband Carl own an organic farm in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, where when they aren't botanizing, garden year round with their snowshoe Siamese cat.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Preface vii

Introduction 1

Using This Guide 3

Blue, Purple, and Lavender Flowers 21

Pink Flowers 57

Red and Orange Flowers 91

Yellow Flowers 111

White Flowers 143

Brown and Green Flowers 193

Glossary 200

Appendix A Selected References 204

Appendix B List of Recent Scientific Name Changes 206

Index 207

About the Author 216

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