cloth, 272 pp., $29.95
Extensively researched and handsomely photographed by a naturalist known for her expertise on the subject, this book focuses on the natural history of more than 35 species of wildflowers found in the Northeast of North America. The engaging text contains the most recent scientific research on the flora, combined with their range, habitat, lore, and cultural uses by Native Americans. The clarity and composition of floral illustrations reveal the beauty of individual species. A glossary and listing of reference materials, arranged by species, provide readers with further knowledge of individual plants.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden