WILDFLOWERS OF THE YUKON AND NORTHWESTERN CANADA, INCLUDING ADJACENT ALASKA
John G. Trelawny.
Volume 12 Number 1
A book to be enjoyed and used all year. Take it with you in the summer to identify plants, and during the winter months revel in the colour photos while you browse and learn about the wild-flowers you will look for the next summer.
The author is well-qualified in this area. John Trelawny has been a senior laboratory instructor in the biology department at the University of Victoria since 1969.
A beginner could learn a lot from Wildflowers of the Yukon and a more experienced person would not be bored. Two plants per page with each photograph accompanied by two paragraphs of description and location. Both the Latin and English names are used, and if you know neither, there is a "Key to species using flower colour and shape." Being one of the less-experienced plant hunters, I had a little trouble locating the ones I wanted, but it may not be a fault of the book. Plants are grouped according to families, and an index is included.
This book, Wildflowers of the Yukon and Northwestern Canada, Including Adjacent Alaska, is very much like The Alaska-Yukon Wild Flowers Guide from the editors of Alaska Magazine. The photos are larger in the latter with the informational paragraphs shorter, and they both include about 360 plants in colour.
Recommended for anyone interested in wildflowers, and especially for those in the area covered.
Gem Young, Fort Nelson, BC.
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