"This field guide, in a size and format useful for educators, naturalists, and life-long learners, is illustrated with excellent photographs, some artistically back lit, and line drawings. Appendicies offer keys to the major families, comparisons of new and old taxonomy, selected references, an alphabetized species index by flower color, and a species index. There is also a good glossary, which includes page references back to species and diagrams....I would recommend it highly to Albertans and anyone Alberta-bound." Melanie Elliot, Great Plains Research
From the Back Cover
Have you ever wanted to identify the wildflowers you see when you hike, bike or travel around Alberta? Are you curious about their histories, their special qualities, their range and distribution-and whether or not you can eat them?
This simple-to-use field guide will make your time in Alberta's outdoors richer and better informed. With authority and ease, it opens up the world if Alberta's wildflowers for beginner and intermediate naturalists alike.
Wild flowers of Alberta features: --detailed accounts of 244 primary plant species, plus descriptions of more than 300 related species; --more than 500 colour photographs and 150 line drawings; --a helpful introduction that explains the natural regions of the province; --an illustrated glossary, an index to plants by colour and detailed identification keys.
Keep this handy book in your backpack, glove compartment or camping gear, and you will be able to identify hundreds of Alberta's most common and characteristic flowering plants.