This easy-to-use field guide features 794 species of plants commonly found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska, including trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatic plants, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens.
Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast covers the coastal region of from shoreline to alpine, including the western slope of the Cascades, including:
- 1100 color photographs
- More than 1000 line drawings and silhouettes
- Clear species descriptions and keys to groups
- Descriptions of each plant's habitat and range
- 794 color range maps
- Indexes for Latin and common names
- Illustrated glossary
Rich and engaging notes on each species describe indigenous and other local uses of plants for food, medicine and implements, along with unique characteristics of the plants and the origins of their names. For both amateurs and professionals, this is the best, most accessible, most up-to-date guide of its kind.
About the Author
Jim Pojar is one of the founding members of the Bulkley Valley Research Centre. Andy MacKinnon (MSc, DSc) whose graduate research was in mycology, is the co-author of six guidebooks to BC plants. He recently retired from a 30-year career as an ecologist with the Research Branch of the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources.