Written expressly for the Seattle area, from its woods to its alleyways, this book covers a spectrum of over 500 wild plants, from escaped garden ornamentals to weeds to native species. Wild Plants of Greater Seattle is the first and only field guide to feature reliable accounts and finely detailed drawings of so many Seattle area plants in everyday, non-technical language. Both native and non-native species are covered.
- 53 trees
- 49 shrubs
- 6 woody vines
- 6 brambles
- 314 weeds & wildflowers
- 65 grasses, rushes
- 11 ferns and horsetails & sedges
Wild Plants of Greater Seattle contains two books worth of information: an illustrated guide to common plants and a 57 page comprehensive annotated checklist of 1,270 species. This book not only explains where to find and how to identify species, but also provides appealing notes on edibility, toxicity or medicinal roles of many species. Also included is a complete 36-page index.