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A Field Guide to Wildflowers: Northeastern and North-central North America (Peterson Field Guides) Paperback – March 15, 1998
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In the next stage of the Peterson wildflower guide's organization, the plants are arranged by similar visual characteristics. There is a simple outline and description of this system at the beginning of the book. The book utilizes helpful icons, which are featured at the tops of all the descriptive pages for quick thumb-through reference. I have found this icon system very helpful in teaching plant identification because it provides a systematic approach that the beginner can pick up quickly and easily. The Peterson system greatly facilitates intial accuracy of identification at the level of plant family.Read more ›
issues while cherishing my issue from the 1970's. Anyone seeking to
comprehensively identify wildflowers from color plate photographs alone
is not only missing the point of field work, but may miss the flower as
well- colors look different in different light and in different photo- op's.
There are many other features to consider in correct plant ID.
The relevant ID features are often more obscure, yet are dutifully pointed
out in the Peterson guides - characteristics such as "mottled stems",
"fringed bracts", various leaf attachment features, size and range of
plant, and so on. As the director of a high quality school dealing in
herbal studies and nature research, as well as a college level teacher,
this and a small cadre of supplemental ID resources, including Steve
Brill's book, are going to remain on my list of required books for
all students , one they will use , along with their friends and family,
again and again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These field books are great. Love the drawings and descriptions.Published 22 days ago by Nicole Tolentino
Nice books for what I was looing for. Wished it had more color pictures and more info about each flowerPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
The book was deliver on time and wish it had more colorful pictures of the flowers !!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Most pages are not in color. One page that is in color is blurry. Next wildflower field guild I purchase, I will try to find something more localized as well.Published 3 months ago by marie ford
Worth having, not as many color plates as I would have liked.Published 4 months ago by James Hudson
It has a huge amount of flowers in it, and the illustrations are phenomenal. Exactly what I needed.Published 5 months ago by Ben