paper, 143 pp., $12.95
This is an indispensable, pocket-sized guide to the wildflowers in the Shenandoah National Park, in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, near Washington, D.C. This guide identifies more than 125 wildflowers along the 100–mile meandering Appalachian Trail. The text is organized by flower color, with photographs and a description of each plant, with a helpful ruler on the back cover.
If you plan a hike in the Shenandoah Park, this work should be in your backpack.
— Adele Kleine, volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden