Field guide to the rare plants of Washington
- edited by Pamela Camp & John G. Gamon ; with the assistance of Joseph Arnett ... [et al.].
- Seattle : University of Washington Press, 
- Physical description
- xi, 392 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 23 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-375) and index.
- Rare species
- Nonvascular species
- Ferns and fern allies
Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Washington offers a window into the beauty and diversity of the rarest plants in the state. The field guide includes: 317 vascular plants, six mosses, and one lichen Full-color photographs of the plants and their habitats, line drawings, and distribution maps Detailed species descriptions, identification tips, and easiest times to identify the plants Current conservation status and state rank Complete reference list, and glossary Each rare plant is fully characterized according to its appearance, reproductive strategy, associated plants, habi--tat, current threats, and scarcity in areas outside the state. A trip across Washington presents an array of habitats, from dripping spruce and hemlock forests along the coast to arid grasslands, shrub-steppe, and sand dune systems east of the mountains, from low-elevation outwash prairies to alpine slopes, from basalt flows and rocky islands to salt marshes and riverbanks. This book brings attention to the rarest and least understood plant species that find niches in this complex landscape. Pamela Camp is a private consultant in field biology and restoration ecology and former Spokane District Botanist with the Bureau of Land Management. John G. Gamon is a Natural Heritage Program Manager at the Department of Natural Resources in Olympia, Washington.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 9780295990927 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 0295990929 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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