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Reviews of National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers: Eastern Region

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Book Profile
Author (1): John W. Thieret
Author (2): Nancy C. Olmstead
Author (3): William A. Niering

Hardcopy edition:
Publish date: April 2001
Published by: Alfred A. Knopf
List price: $19.95
ISBN Number: 0375402322



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Positive ViolaValley On Oct 26, 2007, ViolaValley wrote:

Now this is Bobbys favorite book. He has had one of the originals from copyright 1979. He carried it for years. Wore it out. Bought the newer version but not as good as this older version. Every wildflower imaginable in this resource field guide. Definitely considered a field guide literally for us. If you can ever get a copy, you would never regret it. WONDERFUL!!!

Positive melody On Apr 14, 2005, melody wrote:

My guide stays in the car....I've been known to pull over to the side of the road when I spy something interesting and the book is a 'must have'.

The color plates divided into petal types and color families make for a quick over-view and the detailed information in the second half of the book lets you fine-tune your ID to be sure.

The book has plants that are considered 'wildflowers' and plants that are considered 'weeds' makes no distinction, as I'm sure somewhere folks would cultivate the common stuff that I pull out.

From the beautiful Trilliums to the common Chickweed, they are all there. Very handy and useful to anyone who is curious about their surroundings.

Positive handhelpers On Jul 25, 2004, handhelpers wrote:

I take this into the yard and fields and have been able to identify almost everything I've tried to. Part 1 of the book are color photographs [638 of them] which are beautifully detailed, and are divided by color groups and petal types. Part 2 of the book are Family and Species descriptions. Both parts of the book cross-reference each other.

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