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Newcomb's Wildflower Guide [Paperback]

Lawrence Newcomb
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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April 13 1989
An ingenious new key system for quick, positive field identification of wildflowers, flowering shrubs and vines in paperback for the first time. 1,075 drawings, 175 in color.

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Newcomb's Wildflower Guide + Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America, Third Edition + A Field Guide to Wildflowers: Northeastern and North-central North America
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hands-down best (for the Northeast) March 27 2004
This is the easiest-to-use and most thorough flower guide I've ever seen. Yes, most illustrations are black-and-white. It's an initial disappointment; however, the quick and sure five-step identification process is worth the lack of color (and the drawings are expertly done). It's much more complete than, say, the Audubon guide. Newcomb has yet to leave me stumped for the identity of any flowering plant. As has been noted, this guide is valid for the Northeast U.S., from Virginia-Kentucky up; and for Canada from Thunder Bay to Newfoundland. I wish the rest of you had a version -- it's indispensible.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A useful book Sept. 14 2002
By gfweb
Newcomb's guide is a great book, once you get past the initial training period. For those of us used to flipping through pictures of flowers and fruit until we think we have the right one, this book can be initially off-putting.
My advice...get used to it. Newcomb's system is more efficient and more certain than flower-flipping. A good book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple System Eases Wildflower Identification Oct. 8 2002
The author's system allows even amateurs like me to quickly and accurately identify wildflowers.
It is as simple as answering five questions which point the user to the appropriate page in the book where the flower is described and pictured. The text is great. The first sentence of each description distinguishes that plant from all others in that group.
If you are looking for a wildflower guide, they do not get better than this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Biology students love this book! June 19 2002
By A Customer
I have talked to all my classmates in my Field Biology class and they think this book is terrific. It's actually a required handbook for that class. Instead of returning it to get my money back, I decided to keep it to use in my biology classroom when I become a teacher. This is an easy to use book that has great pictures. I carry it with me when I go on nature hikes. I have yet to find a plant that is not in this book! If my biology teachers can realize the value of this book enough to make it required material, I am sure you will love this book. Whether you are a serious biologist, student, or someone that loves nature, this is the book for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good key to native wildlfowers April 12 2014
Haven't found anything comparable in the format of a field guide. Recommended for anyone trying to learn about native plants.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome guide! Feb. 1 2014
By Lynda
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Went camping at Fort Ingall, QC and saw so many wildflowers we had never seen before. This guide identified them all for us. We would have been so frustrated without it. Want to give this guide a good run for your money? Head to Fort Ingall on Lac Temiscouata in mid July.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best Nov. 2 2013
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Amazing book for anyone getting into wildflower ID, great drawings and descriptions make it so easy. Highly recommend for all skill levels
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic that still impresses May 31 2013
By Jethier
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This is a great field guild for any one from beginner to intermediate identification skills. The drawings are fantastic and the guide in its entirety is well organised.
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