Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast

Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska

Book - 2016
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"This classic, bestselling field guide features 794 species of plants commonly found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska, including trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatic plants, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens. Areas covered are the coastal region from shoreline to alpine, including the western Cascades--from tide pools to rain forests and meadows. Included in this massive, indispensable guide are 1100 color photographs; more than 1000 line drawings and silhouettes; clear species descriptions and keys to groups; descriptions of each plant's habitat and range; 794 range maps in color; indexes, glossary, and bibliography. Rich and engaging notes on each species describe aboriginal and other local uses of plants for food, medicine and implements, along with unique characteristics of the plants and the origins of their names.
Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia : Partners Publishing : Lone Pine Media Productions (B.C.) Ltd. : B.C. Ministry of Forests, [2016]
Edition: New edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781772130089
Branch Call Number: 581.97111 P6949 2016
Characteristics: 528 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm


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SnoIsleLib_BrianTH Feb 26, 2018

If you look closely at a patch of moss along a trail through old-growth forest, you'll recognize several different species. This book helps you identify a huge range of different greenery, from the giant sitka spruce to the moss and lichen growing on its limbs.

Apr 07, 2017

This is my favorite general field guide for Pacific Northwest plants - trees, flowers, grasses, ferns, moss, etc. A great starter if you want to learn more about the plants in your yard, or that you see when out and about on the beaches or in the forests. Lots of great information packed into each entry.

Jul 09, 2012

This is it. This is the real deal. This is the book that's slightly too heavy to carry with you every time you hike around the Pacific Northwest, but it's waterproof, just in case. Great color pictures, lots of information on each plant (including historic pioneer and Native American usage!), and they're grouped together in a way that's fairly easy to figure out. If you have any interest in what those plants are that you hike by, what that flower is by the side of the road, what that striking tree is that you see on your way home every night, then you should check out this book. And then probably buy it, eventually.


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