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Newcomb's Wildflower Guide : An Ingenious New Key System for Quick, Positive Field Identification of the Wildflowers, Flowering Shrubs and Vines
by Lawrence Newcomb, Gordon Morrison (Illustrator)
Paperback Reprint edition (April 1989)
Little Brown & Co (Pap); ISBN: 0316604429
An ingenious key system for quick, positive field identification of wildflowers, flowering shrubs and vines in paperback for the first time. 1,075 drawings, 175 in color.

Young Naturalist Guide to Wildflowers
by Jonathan P. Latimer, Karen Stray Nolting, Virginia Marie Peterson, Roger Tory Peterson (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover - 48 pages (March 27, 2000)
Houghton Mifflin Co (Juv); ISBN: 0395979404
Based on the Peterson Identification System, which uses life-like illustrations to help young naturalists make accurate identifications. The design of each book is straightforward, simple, friendly, and easy to use -- ensuring the success of beginners

The Peterson First Guide to Wildflowers of Northeastern and North-Central North America
Roger Tory Peterson
Format:Paperback, 2nd ed., 126pp.
ISBN: 0395906679
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Pub. Date: December 1997

A Field Guide to Wildflowers : Northeastern and North-Central North America (Peterson Field Guides)
by Roger Tory Peterson, Margaret McKenny
Paperback Revised edition (March 15, 1998)
Houghton Mifflin Co (Pap); ISBN: 0395911729

Format:Paperback, 2nd ed., 420pp.
ISBN: 0395911729
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Pub. Date: April 1998
Grouped by color and by plant characteristics, 1,293 species in 84 families are described and illustrated. Included here are all the flowers you are most likely to encounter in the eastern and north-central U.S., westward to the Dakotas and southward to North Carolina and Arkansas, as well as the adjacent parts of Canada.

Wildflowers of North America : A Guide to Field Identification (The Golden Field Guide Series)
by Frank D. Venning, Manabu C. Saito (Illustrator)
Paperback - 340 pages Rev edition (April 2001)
St. Martin's Press; ISBN: 1582381275
An identification guide with illustrations and descriptive information on over 1500 common species of wildflowers.

Wildflowers (National Audubon Society First Field Guide)
by Susan Hood
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback - 160 pages (June 1998)
Scholastic Trade; ISBN: 0590054864
Hardcover - 160 pages (May 1998)
Scholastic Trade; ISBN: 0590054643

This book has been chosen as an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council

Each book has an introductory section filled with interesting facts, descriptions of early naturalists, definitions of many of the terms used in the book, and a guide to using the field guide portion of the book. Best of all, the books also come equipped with laminated field "cheat sheet" cards, for quick identification while on the go, in any kind of weather. Each field guide features 50 common wildflowers with photos and brief descriptions of many more regionally occurring species. Brief discussions of threatened and endangered species are particularly valuable. Great first guides for children and adults with limited natural history background.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers : Eastern Region
by John W. Thieret,John W. Thieret,William A. Niering,Nancy C. Olmstead, National Audubon Society/ Knopf Alfred A / April 2001

Hardcover - 879 pages Revised edition (April 3, 2001)
Knopf; ISBN: 0375402322

More than 950 all-new, full-color images show the wildflowers of eastern North America close-up and in their natural habitats. The guide has been completely revised to make identification in the field easier than ever. Images are grouped by flower color and shape and keyed to clear, concise descriptions that reflect current taxonomy.

Wildfower Identification by State:

Wild Flowers of North Carolina
William S. Justice C. Ritchie Bell
Format: Paperback, 217pp.
ISBN: 0807841927
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Pub. Date: July 1987
Edition Desc: REPRINT
This classic guide features 408 full color photographs in a book designed for easy handling in the field. Each species description provides common and scientific names; brief notes about habitat, range size and month of bloom; and characteristics for identification. Rare and common species are included as well as native and naturalized plants.

North Carolina Trees and Wildflowers : An Introduction to Familiar Plants (Pocket Naturalist)
by Kavanagh
Paperback Pocket edition (February 2001)
Waterford Press; ISBN: 1583551131
Highlights up to 150 familiar trees, shrubs, cacti, and wildflowers. Cards are laminated for durability.

Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas
Albert E. Radford C. Ritchie Bell Harry E. Ahles
Format:Textbook Hardcover, 1183pp.
ISBN: 0807810878
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Pub. Date: September 1968

One of the best floras of any region. Provides complete coverage of all vascular plants of North and South Carolina. Features excellent keys, drawings, and range maps. The manual treats in detail more than 3,200 species of trees, shrubs, vines, herbs and ferns that grow without cultivation in the Carolinas. This is the established reference for professionals, students, and plant enthusiasts throughout the southeastern United States.

A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina
by Richard Dwight Porcher (Photographer), Douglas Alan Rayner

Paperback - 496 pages (February 2002)
Univ of South Carolina Pr; ISBN: 1570034389
Hardcover - 496 pages (September 2001)
Univ of South Carolina Pr; ISBN: 1570034370

Wildflowers of Georgia
by Hugh O. Nourse, Carol Nourse
Hardcover - 120 pages (April 2000)
Univ of Georgia Pr; ISBN: 0820321796

Wildflowers of the Blue Ridge Parkway
by J. Anthony Alderman
Paperback - 136 pages (June 1997)
Univ of North Carolina Pr; ISBN: 0807846511

Florida Wild Flowers and Roadside Plants
by Ritchie C. Bell, Bryan J. Taylor
Paperback (June 1982)
Laurel Hill Pr; ISBN: 0960868836

Florida Wildflowers in Their Natural Communities
by Walter Kingsley Taylor
Paperback - 400 pages (January 1999)
University Press of Florida (T); ISBN: 0813016169

The Guide to Florida Wildflowers
by Walter Kingsley Taylor
Hardcover - 320 pages (February 1992)
Taylor Pub; ISBN: 0878337474

Louisiana Wildflowers
by Jan Midgley
Hardcover (September 1999)
Sweetwater Press; ISBN: 158173185X

Wildflowers of Tidewater Virginia
by Oscar W. Gupton, Swope Fred C., Fred C. Swope (Contributor)
Hardcover - 208 pages (February 1989)
Univ Pr of Virginia; ISBN: 0813909228

Gardening with Wildflowers:

The New England Wild Flower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada
by William Cullina, Bill Cullina
Hardcover - 384 pages (April 15, 2000)
Houghton Mifflin Co; ISBN: 0395966094

The New England Wild Flower Society is the oldest plant conservation organization in North America. This beautiful and useful guide to identifying, growing, and propagating native wildflowers provides superb, detailed information on growing and propagating 200 genera and 1,000 species of wildflowers native to North America. Native range is always provided, along with cultural requirements, size, color, and a description, with close relatives often described as well. Excellent color photographs and personable, authoritative text.

Southeastern Wildflowers
by Jan W. Midgley
Paperback illustrated edition (August 1999)
Crane Hill Publishers; ISBN: 1575871068

Southeastern Wildflowers is a very informative and useable book. Its small format and plastic cover make it even useable in the garden! The author covers basics of culture and propagation in a "reader friendly" way. The language is informative and concise, without talking over the heads of beginners. Cultural requirements and propagation notes for featured plants are covered in depth, and in most cases, the author also lists several related species, with notes on differing cultural requirements for those as well.

Growing and Propagating Wild Flowers
by Harry R. Phillips, J. Kenneth Moore (Editor), C. Ritchie Bell (Editor)
Paperback - 331 pages (May 1985)
Univ of North Carolina Pr; ISBN: 0807841315

This is a practical guide to propagating native plants. It is specific to the U.S. southeast to mid-atlantic regions. I have had pretty good results & the directions are very specific. Recommended for beginners and seasoned gardeners.

Gardening With Native Wild Flowers
by Leonard E. Foote (Contributor), Samuel B., Jr. Jones
Paperback - 209 pages (April 1997)
Timber Pr; ISBN: 0881923818
Hardcover (January 1991)
Timber Pr; ISBN: 0881921750

This book provides practical advice on the uses of wildflowers and hardy ferns native to the eastern and midwestern United States, including grasses, sedges, and rushes. Information on which natives to use and how to use them is given. Also included is information on propagation and descriptions of specific groups to be used in shady, sunny, or wetland settings

Landscaping With Wildflowers : An Environmental Approach to Gardening
by Jim Wilson, James W., III Wilson
Paperback Reprint edition (April 1993)
Mariner Books; ISBN: 039566926X
Hardcover (March 1992)
Houghton Mifflin Co; ISBN: 0395565200

A practical guide by the host of The Victory Garden covers preparation, planting, maintenance, sources of seed, attracting birds and insects. Wilson shows how to incorporate wildflowers into gardens in every part of the country. 100 color photographs.

Gardening With Native Plants of the South
by Sally Wasowski, Andy Wasowski (Contributor)
Hardcover - 196 pages (March 1994)
Taylor Pub; ISBN: 0878338020

If you live in the Southeast and want to know more about gardening with native plants, this is THE place to start. This book not only gives plant data and describes plant uses by native wildlife from toads to birds to insects, including those used as larval food for butterflies.

Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast : Landscaping Uses and Identification
by Leonard E. Foote, Samuel B. Jones Jr.
Paperback - 255 pages (March 1998)
Timber Pr; ISBN: 0881924164
Hardcover (June 1989)
Timber Pr; ISBN: 0881921289

The Wild Gardener : On Flowers and Foliage for the Natural Border
by H. Peter Loewer, Peter Loewer
Paperback - 256 pages (February 2000)
Stackpole Books; ISBN: 0811724794
Hardcover - 256 pages (October 1991)
Unknown; ISBN: 0811708853

Selected as one of the 75 Great Garden Books by the American Horticultural Society
* Winner of the Garden Writers of America Art of Communication Award, 1991
In this modern classic of gardening, noted author and artist Peter Loewer explores native American plants for the wild garden, whether it's a green sanctuary in the midst of a concrete landscape or a natural area on the edge of virgin forest. The book includes reliable information on cultivating and propagating the best wildflowers and shrubs and offers curious folklore and historical footnotes on wild flora and fauna



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