The first comprehensive field guide to cover the flora of this unique region. The author, Stacy Studebaker, illustrates and describes 365 species of vascular plants with over 650 full color photographs. The plants are organized by flower color in an easy-to-use format that is full of interesting information on habitats, uses, folklore, history, and other fascinating natural history. In addition to wildflowers, the book also includes ferns, horsetails, club mosses, shrubs, trees, and graminoids. In the introduction, readers learn about the geology, glacial history, soils, the Kodiak glacial refugium, the recovery of plant life after the ice age, Alaska's early and modern botanists and how they work to document the plant life of Alaska.
219 pages, 9.25 by 6.25 inches.