Wildflowers

Wildflowers
Author: 
Marfe Ferguson Delano
Publisher: 
National Geographic Society
Publication Date: 
2002
ISBN: 
0-792-26612-9

paper, 80 p., $5.95

This wonderful guide to wildflowers need not be limited to those ages 6 to 10! Featuring 34 wildflowers commonly found in the United States, this handy guide can delight and inform anyone interested in wildflowers. Learn why cows don't eat buttercups, why Indians fed blazing star flowers to their horses, and how the lupine got its name.

This book would be a great companion for a summer vacation. It's a book I would have loved as a child and then as a mother of young children. A combination of photographs and illustrations keeps the guide interesting and amusing. Kids certainly can use the book on their own or with an adult. Unfortunately, the only failing of this great little work is the absence of scientific names for its suite of wildflowers.

— Eileen Kelly Klehr, Volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
5
Number: 
3