National Wildlife Federation® Field Guide to Wildflowers of North America
Product Number: SB52548
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Grades 8-12.Wherever even the smallest green thing grows, wildflowers will also be found, whether they are huge, showy tropical blossoms or pretty, tiny bloomers. North America alone is home to thousands of species, and this guide celebrates that wide diversity in grand fashion. From Acanthaceae to Zygophyllaceaei, this beautiful, portable volume provides the common and scientific names for each flower family, information on the flowering season, leaf, stalk, and blossom descriptions with measurements, and color range maps of more than 700 species for both native and introduced types. Features over 2,200 species of wildflowers and 4,019 stunning color photographs by leading nature photographers. Wildflowers are arranged by genus and include genus descriptions and range maps. Species introduced to North America can be found in a separate section. Captions highlight important field marks. Also contains a range map showing U.S. distribution, a quick-identification key arranged by color and shape, information on season and habitat for each species, fruit illustrations for several plant families, a detailed, illustrated visual glossary of flower parts and leaf types, and essays on wildflower habitats and conservation. Waterproof cover is ideal for use in the field. 672 pages.