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Uncommon Beauty

Wildflowers and Flowering Shrubs of Southern Alberta and Southeastern BC

by (author) Neil L. Jennings

Rocky Mountain Books
Initial publish date
Feb 2011
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2006
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Feb 2011
    List Price

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Uncommon Beauty explores the wildflowers and flowering shrubs of a large area including Jasper down to Cranston, over to Glacier National Park in Montana, and up to Lethbridge and Edmonton. Extensively researched by author and outdoors enthusiast Neil L. Jennings, this guide will inform and intrigue the reader, while also assisting with plant identification and recognition.

Exceptional photographs of over 200 species of flowering plants, plus information about each plant, make Uncommon Beauty the ideal field guide for hikers (and amblers) of all skill levels. For ease of reference, the book is arranged by flower colour and by plant family. A complete index is included, using common and scientific names for all plants.

One final cautionary note—the pursuit of wildflowers can be addictive, though not hazardous to your health.

About the author

Neil Jennings is an ardent hiker, photographer, and outdoorsman who loves “getting down in the dirt” pursuing his keen interest in wildflowers. For 22 years he was a co-owner of a fly-fishing retail store in Calgary, and he has fly-fished extensively, in both fresh and saltwater, for decades. His angling pursuits usually lead him to wildflower investigations in a variety of venues. He taught fly-fishing-related courses in Calgary for over 20 years, and his photographs and writings on the subject have appeared in a number of outdoor magazines. Neil has previously written several volumes published by Rocky Mountain Books dealing with wildflowers in western Canada, fly fishing, and hiking venues in southern Alberta. Neil lives in Calgary, Alberta, with Linda, his wife of over 40 years. They spend a lot of time outdoors together chasing fish, flowers, and, as often as possible, grandchildren.

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