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Wild Plants of the San Juan Islands

Mountaineers Books


by Scott Atkinson and Fred Sharpe

This authoritative field guide, illustrates and describes more than 190 species of wildflowers, shrubs, trees and weeds that occur commonly throughout the Islands as well as the nearby Gulf Islands and southern Vancouver Island, Canada. The plant descriptions are divided by habitats-meadows, open rocky outcrops, woodlands, maritime, fresh water, disturbed sites, Mt. Constitution -- under which they are listed by type, then color. The text also includes information on how the climate, topography and geology of the Islands affect plant life.



Author Scott Atkinson and Fred Sharpe
Title Wild Plants of the San Juan Islands
Edition Second Edition
Publisher Mountaineers Books
Publication Date June 1, 1993
Pages 191
Format Paperback
ISBN-13 978-0898863567


"Wild Plants is the first really comprehensive guide to the unusual flora of this most interesting archipelago. As such it belongs in the library of every permanent and summer resident in the Islands who has even the slightest interest in plants." (Joseph W. Miller, Washington Native Plant Society)