paper, 392 pp., $39.95
This book is an authoritative guide to the rare wild plants of Washington, and destined to become a classic. Each plant is listed alphabetically by family and common name, and further categorized by location on a state map, general and floral characteristics, ID tips, and habitat. Each plant has botanical parts drawn, and is photographed in detail and in situ.
The range of each plant is tallied and its rarity is classified. Some of plants described in this work are also found in Oregon, California, and even Alaska. Some plants, such as the lady’s slipper orchid, have a wider range. Carefully detailed, this book brings to life a rich variety of plants in Washington state and the Northwest.
— Adele Kleine, volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden