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Wildflowers of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region: A Comprehensive Field Guide

Wildflowers of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region: A Comprehensive Field Guide

by Merel R. Black, Emmet J. Judziewicz


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Describing more than 1,100 species, this is a comprehensive guide to wildflowers in Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Ontario. A new introduction to this second edition discusses wildflowers in the context of their natural communities. Packed with detailed information, this field guide is compact enough to be handy for outdoors lovers of all kinds, from novice naturalists to professional botanists. It includes:

• more than 1,100 species from 459 genera in 100 families
• many rare and previously overlooked species
• 2,100 color photographs and 300 drawings
• Wisconsin distribution maps for almost all plants
• brief descriptions including distinguishing characteristics of the species
• Wisconsin status levels for each species of wildflower (native, invasive, endangered, etc.)
• derivation of Latin names.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299230548
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 02/13/2009
Edition description: 2
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 414,417
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Merel R. Black has been an honorary fellow in botany at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She manages the “Plants of Wisconsin” Web site. Emmet J. Judziewicz is associate professor of biology at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and curator of vascular plants at the Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium.

Table of Contents

Alphabetic Family Listings
Wisconsin Natural Communities
Identification Method
Understanding the Plant Descriptions
Pictorial Glossary
Identification Guides
Plant Details:
    3-6 Parts
    4 Parts
    5 United Parts
    5 Separate Parts
    7 or more Parts
    Tiny Parts
    Wisconsin county map
    Photographer credits

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