Yosemite Wildflowers: A Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Yosemite National Park (Wildflower Series)
Yosemite National Park is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Besides having spectacular waterfalls and cliffs, it is filled with wildlife and amazing plant-life. For those who love wildflowers—and really, who doesn’t?—this book will be a real treasure. It includes native and non-native plants as well as trees and shrubs that have conspicuous flowers. After a good introduction and a how-to-use section, the main part of the book is broken into six sections arranged by colors: white to cream; yellow; red and orange; pink, rose, and magenta; blue, purple, and lavender; and green and brown flowers. The tops of the pages are colored to make finding the sections easy. There are two flowers on each page with a gorgeous close-up photo, common name, scientific name and family, description flowering time, habitat/range, and comments and/or similar plants. Back-matter includes an excellent glossary, a family index, and a general index. There is even a handy little ruler on the back cover. For those who appreciate wildflowers and those who enjoy visiting Yosemite, this book will be an invaluable guide.
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