WILDFLOWERS OF CALIFORNIA:
A Month-by-Month Guide
by Laird R. Blackwell
2012, 588 pages, color photos throughout, maps. In this photograph-driven field guide to Californias spectacular wildflowers, the author expertly provides several ways to find them in bloom: by month, by place, and by flower. The month-by-month descriptions, found in no other statewide guide, suggest what to see and where to go throughout the state during the blooming season. The author also supplies more than 300 locations arranged in 10 geographical regions, highlighting 67 of his favorite places with detailed driving and walking directions and difficulty, blooming times, and lists of predominant wildflowers as well as a featured flower. The guide contains more than 650 color photographs, including 600 species arranged by flower, with natural history notes and places and months to find the flower in bloom.
The Guide contains several lists: featured flowers and their locations, plants endemic to California, and plants on the California Native Plant Society inventory of rare and endangered plants. It also includes indexes of scientific names and common names. Paperback; 5 x 8″.
About the Author: – Laird R. Blackwell is Professor of Psychology and Humanities at Sierra Nevada College and the author and photographer of six previous regional field guides to California wildflowers.
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