This book is the most comprehensive work on alders, birches, oaks, poplars, willows and other catkin-bearing plants in British Columbia. Dr. T.C. Brayshaw describes all 67 species?and many subspecies and varieties?each accompanied by a detailed line drawing and a distribution map. The book also includes diagnostic keys to the families, genera and species.
About the author
Dr. T.C. Brayshaw (1919–2014) worked for many years as curator of botany at the Royal BC Museum, then in his retirement as curator emeritus, when he wrote many of his books on botany, including this one. All of his books feature his precisely rendered botanical drawings.