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Flowers: A Guide to Familiar American…

Flowers: A Guide to Familiar American Wildflowers (1950)

by Herbert Spencer Zim, Alexander C. Martin

Other authors: Rudolf Freund (Illustrator)

Series: Golden Guides (Nature), Golden Nature Guides

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Despite a lack of Latin names (which is a bit stunning, even for an entry-level guide book), this is a useful little tome that helps one to get a broader perspective on flowering plants of the U.S. without getting too caught up in minutiae. A simplistic map for each genus shows its range acrtoss the entire U.S. without focusing on which species live where.
  YESterNOw | Oct 1, 2012 |
A guide to approximately 200 of the most commonly viewed American wildflowers, with 134 color paintings. Flowers are grouped by color. ( )
  provinceoftheheart | Jul 21, 2009 |
From childhood, this sweet little handbook still is a useful and practical, easy-to-use guide to flowers.. ( )
  sungene | Nov 16, 2007 |
Check my review on "Birds." Until I get to Heaven and know every flower's name, I will continue to collect books like these to help me here below. I wish I had met Herbert Zim. I love his books.
1 vote MerryMary | Feb 28, 2007 |
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Foreword: this book is a guide to the most common groups of American wildflowers: the Violets, Coneflowers, Milkweeds, Asters and the like.
Foreword: For more than a generation this book, along with other Golden Guides, has introduced thousands of children and adults to the diversity of the natural world.
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A guide to 200 common American wildflowers, grouped by predominating color.

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