Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Washington, Edited by Pamela Camp & John G. Gamon
Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Washington, Edited by Pamela Camp & John G. Gamon.
"Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Washington offers of 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 drawing, and distribution maps
- Detailed species descriptions, identification tips, and easiest times to identiry 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, habitat, current threats, and scarcity in areas outside the state.
A journey across Washington presents an array of habitats, from dripping spruce and hemlock forests along the coast to arid grasslands, shrub-steppe, and sand dunes 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 plants that find niches in this complex landscape.