Beautifully illustrated with more than 350 color photographs and arranged to easily identify the species, Wildflowers of New York in Color is an easy-to-read introduction to the wildflowers of New York State.
The nontechnical language of the text is accompanied by both visual and scientific glossaries. The book is set up so that users can identify flowers by flower color. Within each color group, simple characteristics, such as the number of petals or flower shape further illustrate the most commonly encountered and best-known wildflowers. In addition, the guide includes a selection of rare and protected species. A number of the photographs depict wildflowers rarely represented in other guides. Given here are wildflowers of all the New York State habitats, from Long Island to the northern Adirondacks. Common Burdock.
Because the book covers only one state, the flowering seasons are more specific and accurate than those listed in national guides. This combination of features makes the book the most practical and user friendly wildflower guide available about New York State.
William K. Chapman, a biology teacher and member of the adjunct faculty at Utica College of Syracuse University, is the author of Plants and Flowers: An Archival Sourcebook, Pheasants under Glass, and Orchids of the Northeast: A Field Guide.
Valerie A. Chapman is employed by Utica College of Syracuse University. Her photography has been published in Birds of the Adirondacks and Mammals of the Adirondacks.
Douglas R. Pens teaches ecology and biology at New Hartford High School, New York, and runs the school's Environmental Studies Program at Raquette Lake.
Alan E. Bessette is professor of biology at Utica College of Syracuse University. His books include Mushrooms of North America in Color: A Field Guide Companion to Seldom Illustrated Fungi and Mushrooms of Northeastern
Arleen R. Bessette, a psychologist and botanical photographer, is the author of several books including Taming the Wild Mushroom.
6 x 9, 182 pages, 350 color illustrations