Press kit for Wildflowers of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region

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Wildflowers of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region
A Comprehensive Field Guide
Second Edition
By Merel R. Black and Emmet J. Judziewicz
Publication date March 20, 2009
LC: 2008043121 QK
320 pp. 6 x 9
2100 color photos, 300 drawings, 1085 range maps
ISBN-13: 978-0-299-23054-8
Paper $29.95 t

Press Release:

Describing more than 1,100 species, this is a comprehensive guide to wildflowers in Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Ontario. A new introduction to this second edition discusses wildflowers in the context of their natural communities. Packed with detailed information, this field guide is compact enough to be handy for outdoors lovers of all kinds, from novice naturalists to professional botanists. It includes:

• more than 1,100 species from 459 genera in 100 families
• many rare and previously overlooked species
• 2,100 color photographs and 300 drawings
• Wisconsin distribution maps for almost all plants
• brief descriptions including distinguishing characteristics of the species
• Wisconsin status levels for each species of wildflower (native, invasive, endangered, etc.)
• derivation of Latin names.


“This accurate, usable guide to our flora will undoubtedly find its way into the backpacks of many a naturalist.”—Thomas A. Meyer, conservation biologist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources


Merel R. Black has been an honorary fellow in botany at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. She manages the “Plants of Wisconsin” Web site.
Emmet J. Judziewicz is associate professor of biology at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point and curator of vascular plants at the Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium.

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