This handy field guide features nearly 700 species of plants commonly found in the region from the crest of the Rockies west to the Coast Mountains, including the interior of Washington and Idaho. Detailed species descriptions are combined with precise drawings and excellent color photographs to make the plants of the region easy to identify. Highlights include information on edible plants and First Nations uses of plants, gardening with wild plants, a color photo guide to wildflowers, more than 1000 color photographs and more than 700 illustrations. Whether you are an avid naturalist or an armchair explorer, you are bound to find this beautifully illustrated guide an essential addition to your backpack or library.
ROBERTA PARISH is a research scientist with the B.C. Ministry of Forests specializing in old growth subalpine forests. RAY COUPE is a forest ecologist who works in the Cariboo Forest Region for the BC Ministry of Forests. He has co-authored several books and numerous scientific papers on the plants of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. DENNIS LLOYD is a research ecologist for the B.C. Ministry of Forests who has spent the past 25 years studying the ecosystems of the southern interior of British Columbia.