This exquisitely illustrated volume provides an in-depth look at spring-blooming wildflowers of the Northeast, from old favorites to lesser-known species. Featuring more than 500 full-color photos in a stunning large-sized format, the book delves deep into the life histories, lore, and cultural uses of more than 35 plant species. The rich narrative covers topics such as the naming of wildflowers; the reasons for taxonomic changes; pollination of flowers and dispersal of seeds; uses by Native Americans; related species in other parts of the world; herbivores, plant pathogens, and pests; medicinal uses; and wildflower references in history, literature, and art. The photos capture the beauty of these plants and also illustrate the concepts discussed in the text.
A book unlike any other, Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast combines the latest scientific research with an accessible, entertaining style, making it the ideal volume for readers of all levels of expertise.
- Showcases the Northeast's most spectacular spring-blooming wildflowers
- Features more than 500 full-color photos
- Covers the life histories, lore, and cultural uses of more than 35 species
- Combines the latest scientific research with an easy-to-read style
- Offers something new for seasoned botanists as well as armchair naturalists
Carol Gracie is an acclaimed naturalist, photographer, and writer. Now retired, she worked for many years as an educator and tour leader with the New York Botanical Garden before teaming up with Scott Mori, her husband, on botanical research projects in South America. Her books include Wildflowers in the Field and Forest.
More about this book
- Honorable Mention for the 2012 National Outdoor Book Awards, Nature & Environment Category
- Winner of the 2013 Cover/Jacket Merit Award in the Professional, Reference category, New York Book Show
Other Books Written by this Author(s)
- Carol Gracie
- Eric Lamont
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