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Alberta Field Guides

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With its distinct geography and climate, Alberta is home to a fascinating and unique assortment of flora and fauna. Here are some guides to help you discover it.
Plants of the Rocky Mountains

Plants of the Rocky Mountains

edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged : reference

Over 1300 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens are described and illustrated. Notes on origin of name, ecology, native uses, edibility and similar species are included, as are color-coded sections to allow for quick identification.

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Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Rockies

Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Rockies

by Linda Kershaw
edited by Lee Craig
illustrated by Ian Sheldon
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback

Throughout human history, plants have provided us with food, clothing, medicine and shelter. The Rocky Mountains are home to a diversity of plant species that have helped native peoples and settlers survive through the centuries. EDIBLE AND MEDICINAL PLANTS OF THE ROCKIES describes 333 common trees, shrubs, flowers, ferns, mosses and lichens that have been used by people from ancient times to the present. This comprehensive guide contains: * More than 700 color photographs and illustrations * An …

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Compact Guide to Wildflowers of the Rockies

Compact Guide to Wildflowers of the Rockies

illustrated by C. Dana Bush
edited by Mary Walters Riskin
edition:Paperback
tagged : flowers, reference

This pocket-sized guidebook describes 100 species of wildflowers commonly found in the Rockies, classified according to elevation and topography to assist in identification. It is easy to flip through and small enough to carry.

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Mosses, Lichens and Ferns of Northwest North America

Mosses, Lichens and Ferns of Northwest North America

edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged : reference

Discover the world of mosses, liverworts, lichens and ferns. Contains descriptions of the major vegetation zones and species distribution maps. Habitats are described in detail and each plant group is keyed.

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Rare Vascular Plants of Alberta

Rare Vascular Plants of Alberta

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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This exhaustively researched project brings together for the first time a complete listing of Alberta's rare vascular plants with detailed plant descriptions, habitat information and notes of special interest. Accompanied by numerous colour photographs, B&W illustrations and frequency maps, this text is essential for naturalists, botanists, students, and others interested in the flora of Alberta.

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Plants of Alberta

Plants of Alberta

Trees, Shrubs, Wildflowers, Ferns, Aquatic Plants & Grasses
edition:Paperback
tagged : regional

From the prairie grasslands to the high mountains, Alberta's flora is diverse and fascinating. Discover the beauty and plant lore of the province in this extraordinary book: * More than 1000 colour photos * Over 700 primary species and over 300 secondary species of native and naturalized plants in 115 families * Clear descriptions to help identify plants * Habitat notes, range maps and similar species descriptions * Intriguing notes about edible plants, native and historical uses, and origins of …

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Best Garden Plants for Alberta

Best Garden Plants for Alberta

edition:Paperback
tagged : canada, reference

A great new gardening book for Alberta! This handy omnibus gardening guide is packed with the best plant varieties you'll want for your garden: annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, vines, climbers, roses, bulbs and herbs. Small enough to take to the garden centre or nursery yet filled with beautiful photos, it contains all the gardening information you need in order to decide which varieties to select and how to care for them:

- habitat, height and spread

· information on soil, light and water

- …

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Plants of Kananaskis Country in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta

Plants of Kananaskis Country in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta

edition:Paperback
tagged : canada

A comprehensive field-guide to the abundant plant life of Alberta's Kananaskis Country, including detailed descriptions of more than 430 native and introduced species. Features an extensive overview of the Kananaskis area, nearly 1,000 illustrations, botanical keys, maps, and an illustrated glossary.

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