Wildflowers of Ohio, Second Edition

Wildflowers of Ohio, Second Edition

Robert L. Henn
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 03/12/2008
Format: Paperback 3 figures, 287 color photos
ISBN: 978-0-253-21951-0
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Over the past decade, Wildflowers of Ohio has become the standard for field identification in Ohio, used by both college biology students and wildflower enthusiasts alike. This second edition marks the 10th anniversary of Robert L. Henn's popular guide. It has been expanded to include more than 300 species of wildflowers arranged by color and taxonomy, each with a thorough description of characteristics, habitat, distribution, and human uses. Henn includes a glossary, diagrams of flower parts and leaf arrangements, and a succinct, informative introduction. Designed for durability, the guide retains its innovative side-flip design for ease of use. Any Ohioan or resident of neighboring states who is captivated by the wonders of the natural world will find this pocket guide to be indispensable.

Author Bio

Robert L. Henn is a biologist, naturalist, teacher, and a native and lifelong resident of Ohio. He taught biology for 36 years, and is currently the curator of the Herbarium at the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm in Dayton. He lives in Lebanon, Ohio.

Reviews

““Anyone living in Ohio or the Midwest who is interested in the out-of-doors and its natural wonders will benefit from this handy, authoritative, and easy-to-use regional field guide.” —Bookman’s Weekly “The beautifully clear photos, helpful color coding, and identification tips make it a truly useful, informative guide. This book is a must for anyone hiking Ohio’s trails and for everyone interested in native Ohio species.” —Aullwood-Audubon Center & Farm “The guide has handsome color photographs of flowers and tells where they bloom, in what habitat they can be found and provides descriptions and comments about the plants.” —Columbus Dispatch “An excellent, affordable full-color guide to 286 species of the most common wildflowers growing throughout Ohio and adjacent states . . . An excellent choice for those interested in plants as well as professionals in the botanical fields . . . “ —Choice Here is a user-friendly guide to the identification of 281 of Ohio’s common wildflowers. Each flower is presented in a full-color photograph showing it in its natural habitat, accompanied by informative text on the plant’s life and its relationship to the environment—and where it can be found in Ohio. A truly lovely and useful fieldguide.”

“An excellent choice for those interested in plants as well as professionals in the botanical fields; especially useful to those just starting to explore the beauty of wildflowers and travelers interested in wildflowers.”
 — Choice

“This guide to 313 wildflowers foudn in Ohio is narrow engouth to fit in a hiker's pocket. Biologist and naturalist Robert Henn has made it easty to use, too.Vol. 40”
 — American Reference Books Annual 2009

“This second edition marks the 10th anniversary of Robert Henn's popular guide. It has been expanded to include over 300 species of wildflowers arranged by color and taxonomy, each with a thorough description of characteristics, habitat, distribution, and human uses.”

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Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Photo Credits
Introduction
Parts of a Flower (Illustrated)
Glossary

White Flowers
Yellow and Orange Flowers
Red and Pink Flowers
Blue and Purple Flowers
Green and Brown Flowers

Bibliography
Index