"This is more than just a simple flower guide; it is an invitation to discover canyon country. By addressing the relationships between plants and environmental factors such as pollinators, soil type, and microclimate, Canyon Country Wildflowers will enhance anyone's appreciation of these lands." ―David Williams, Seasonal Park Ranger, Arches National Park and author of Naturalist Guide to Canyon Country (FalconGuides) "Teaching students from elementary through adult is a challenge, but this guide will assist all participants in their exploration of the plants of the Colorado Plateau. The entire package, from the general information on the region to the specific species identification information, is accurate, concise, easy to follow, and meets a wide range of interests and abilities." ―Ed DeFrancia, Former Field Director, Canyonlands Field Institute
From the Back Cover
A detailed guide to the plants and wildflowers of the CanyonlandsPublished in cooperation with Canyonlands Natural History Association, Canyon Country Wildflowers is a comprehensive field guide to the unique and diverse flora of the canyonlands region of the Southwest, including Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. This valuable and easy-to-use reference will help you identify and appreciate the varied flora of this beautiful region. It features: detailed descriptions and color photos of more than 200 plants; an introduction to the habitats and ecology of the Canyonlands region; a primer on plant characteristics; and a glossary of botanical terms.