If you are looking to identify wildflowers of the northeast, this is the best pocket field guide out there.
The book makes use of a dichotomous key, whereby you answer simple questions about the structure of the flower to narrow down your final choices.
This book is the most useful, comprehensive resource for identifying wild plants and flowers that money can buy.
Excellent guide to keying out wildflowers using five questions and a numerical key to identification.Published 1 month ago by Blair Buck
Very informative and detailed diagrams of every plant it talks about. Roughly a 10th of the diagrams are in color and those that are not, are labeled with the color they should... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jason
Very easy to use for the beginner once you have understood the formula for identifying the components of the plant. Fun to use.Published 2 months ago by marianne bagliani
I bought this book for my botany class, and this is one book that I do not plan on immediately selling back to Amazon after the class is over. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Andrew Shall
I have used Newcombs for several years and the only thing I'd request is that they could somehow also group plants by flower color. My plant i.d. Read morePublished 3 months ago by kmrusso
All in all, this is a sturdy booklet that will serve wildflower enthusiasts well outdoors. Unfortunately, for anyone else this guide has little practical use. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kevin
The problem with this book is most of the flower illustrations are not in color; they are black and white line drawings.
There are some color drawings, but no photographs. Read more
Some taxonomy has changed in recent years, but the identifying characteristics and excellent botanical drawings really helps students identify plants to species level. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Deborah Layton
At some point you should outgrow looking at picture guides for plant identification. If not you are either not seeing enough flora or horribly miss-identifying stuff. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mollysydney