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Wildflowers of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island
in Color

William K. Chapman, Valerie A. Chapman, Alan E. Bessette, and Arleen R. Bessette

Cloth $59.95L    |    978-0-8156-3185-9    |    2008

Paper $24.95    |    978-0-8156-0926-1    |    2008

This field guide will give nature enthusiasts instant access to the diverse and beautiful flora of these New England states. Combining 400 color photographs with concise descriptions, it is written in easy-to-follow nontechnical language. Color illustrations have been carefully selected for their scientific accuracy and their aesthetic quality.

Comprehensive in scope, this guide book offers descriptions of commonly encountered, rare, and even protected species not seen in other guides. The authors provide keys to each species based on observable characteristics of color, flower shape, and leaf arrangement, allowing novices and experts alike to quickly identify flowers. Nomenclature has been updated to reflect current and correct usage.

William K. Chapman is an adjunct professor at Utica College. He is the author of numerous field guides, including Orchids of the Northeast, also published by Syracuse University Press.

Valerie A. Chapman’s photographs have been published in Birds of the Adirondacks and Mammals of the Adirondacks.

Alan E. Bessette is professor of biology at Utica College. He is the author of several books, including Mushrooms of Northeastern North Americaand North American Boletes: A Color Guide to the Fleshy Pored Mushrooms.

Arleen R. Bessette, a mycologist and botanical photographer, is the author of Taming the Wild Mushroom.

6 x 9, 200 pages, 400 illustrations, glossaries, indexes

Wildflowers of Massachusetts

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