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Science Botany

Trees and Shrubs of British Columbia

by (author) T. Christopher Brayshaw

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2007
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 1996
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2007
    List Price

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The woody plant flora of British Columbia is rich and diverse. In the majestic rain forests of the coast and the expansive grasslands of the interior, in river valleys and alpine meadows, trees or shrubs usually dominate the plant communities. Trees and Shrubs of British Columbia is the definitive guide to all native and naturalized species of woody plants in the province. It is comprehensive and technically complete, yet easy to use. T. Christopher Brayshaw describes almost 300 species of trees and shrubs, as well as many subspecies and varieties. Each description is accompanied by beautifully detailed illustrations of leaves, flowers, fruit and woody parts. Effective keys and comparative diagrams aid in identification.

About the author

Contributor Notes

T. Christopher Brayshaw is Curator Emeritus of Botany at the Royal British Columbia Museum. He has written major works on several important groups of plants in British Columbia.

Editorial Reviews

If you are at all interested in what comprises that magnificent green growth out there, this easy-to-use guidebook will be indispensable. -- Will Wigle, The Province In writing the present Trees and Shrubs of British Columbia, Brayshaw has made significant revisions and updates regarding taxonomy, nomenclature, species included and keys. The result is an impressive treatise that describes all woody species in BC from the tallest tree to mat-forming alpine species. -- Wilf Nicholls, Discovery Christopher Brayshaw... has produced another fine edition of this useful handbook on B.C.'s trees and shrubs. The attractive guide includes new material, revised nomenclature and keys, and updated sources. ...technical but user-friendly text... References, an index, and an especially useful glossary are provided. The volume will serve as a valuable resource guide in the province. -- Patrick Colgan, Canadian Book Review Annual, 1996

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