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Finding Wildflowers in the Washington-Baltimore Area

Cristol Fleming, Marion Blois Lobstein, and Barbara Tufty

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Illustrated with more than forty line drawings, the book presents a broad representation of local wildflowers, focusing on the showier native and naturalized herbaceous plants of woods, fields, rocky areas, and wetlands. The author begin with a general description of the geology of the Washington-Baltimore area: the piedmont, the coastal plain to the east, nd the mountains to the west. They describe the plants' various habitats and the effects of seasonal changes and topographical variations in climate. Common and scientific names appear throughout.

The heart of the book presents detailed…

Illustrated with more than forty line drawings, the book presents a broad representation of local wildflowers, focusing on the showier native and naturalized herbaceous plants of woods, fields, rocky areas, and wetlands. The author begin with a general description of the geology of the Washington-Baltimore area: the piedmont, the coastal plain to the east, nd the mountains to the west. They describe the plants' various habitats and the effects of seasonal changes and topographical variations in climate. Common and scientific names appear throughout.

The heart of the book presents detailed information on specific parks, trails, riverbanks, marshes, and other natural areas where wildflowers thrive. Detailed maps of the locations and directions show readers how to get to each site. A final section lists some 450 wildflower species found in the region, noting each flower's blooming period, its preferred habitat, the locations where it can be found, and whether it is common, uncommon, or rare.

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Cristol Fleming, Marion Blois Lobstein, and Barbara Tufty

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A rich and welcome resource for everyone who enjoys wildflowers—casual walker and dedicated student alike... Finding Wildflowers describes dozens of parks, preserves, and other sites within about a hundred miles of the Baltimore-Washington corridor. And it goes well beyond simple description, placing these sites in the context of the region's natural environment, and providing a detailed checklist of species the visitor may see.

A trio of authors (two from the Audubon Society) deliver loads of information about plant life and geology, as well as outlining scores of trails and sites to visit in natural areas... Includes a month-by-month guide to blooming seasons for a variety of plants.

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328
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9780801849954
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Cristol Fleming

Cristol Fleming, former director of the Audubon Naturalist Society's education program, is a freelance botanist and teacher.
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Barbara Tufty

Barbara Tufty is a widely published natural science writer and conservation editor for the Audubon Naturalist Society.