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A NATURALIST'S GUIDE TO FIELD PLANTS: An Ecology for Eastern North America
Donald Cox.  An abundance of information on the simple field plants in Eastern North America and their profound impact on regional and global ecosystems.  Includes origins and types of soils and how they relate to vegetation; climate and human culture; plants and fungi growth in fields; adaptations for survival; field plant reproduction and seed dispersal, as well as; toxic, medicinal, and edible plants that flourish in fields.  Features details on collecting and/or preserving field plants, in addition to special projects and investigations.  A valuable reference for professional and amateur naturalists, students and the general public. 6 x 9, 216p, 112 line drawings, 2004.
N7806 paperback ..........US $19.95 CAN $26.95

A NATURALIST'S GUIDE TO FOREST PLANTS: An Ecology for Eastern North America
Donald Cox.  A wealth of information about the forests of eastern North America, including: soils; forest plants and fungi; reproduction, and; toxic, medicinal, and edible forest plants.  Includes details for identifying and collecting forest plants, as well as non-technical investigations, activities, and projects.  An illustrated guide to forest ecology provides an appreciation for forest plants and their role in local ecosystems. 6 x 9, 216p, 98 illustrations, 4 charts, 2003. 
N7792 paperback ..........US $19.95 CAN $26.95

THE BOOK OF FIELD AND ROADSIDE: Open-Country Weeds, Trees, and Wildflowers of Eastern North America
John Eastman.  Detailed portraits of eighty-five (85) species of wildflowers, trees, and weeds commonly found in fields, open meadows, and along roadsides in eastern North America.  Offers a wealth of information not found in typical field guides.  Includes a natural history, where and how it grows, how it survives in the wild, and what animals rely on it for food and shelter.  Straightforward, non-technical language.  A handy reference, combining fascinating fact and folklore. 5-1/2 x 8-1/4, 352p, 99 b&w illustrations, 2003.
B6258 paperback ..........US $18.95 CAN $25.95

BOOK OF FOREST & THICKET: Trees, Shrubs & Wildflowers of Eastern North America
John Eastman.  Starts where other guides end, exploring the complex world of woodlands and brushy edges.  Every tree, shrub, and wildflower are part of a fascinating community whose members include birds, mammals, insects, fungi, and other plants.  Explains "the intricate biological webs that connect all forms of wildlife..." in clear, non-technical language.  An insightful reference that combines facts and folklore with detailed descriptions of wildlife and plant communities as well as their interactions. 5 x 8, 224p, 129 b&w illustrations, 1992.
B0468 paperback ..........US $18.95 CAN $25.95

BOOK OF SWAMP & BOG: Trees, Shrubs & Wildflowers of Eastern Freshwater Wetlands
John Eastman.  Picks up where the typical field guides leave off - once you know a plant's name, you can learn how it grows, its preferred habitat, what animals depend on it for food and shelter, and much more.  Non-technical language.  With its ecological approach, this reference provides complete descriptions of 80 plants - from alders to willows - and the wildlife communities associated with them.  A handy, fact-filled guide - and a lot more. 5 x 8, 256p, 120 b&w illustrations, 1995.
B5189 paperback ..........US $18.95 CAN $25.95

H. Wayne Phillips.  With excerpts from the journals and non-technical descriptions, the book mixes history with botany and invites readers to see wildflowers, shrubs, and trees as the explorers first saw them, from the indigo brush in Missouri to feather boa kelp on the Pacific Coast.  Plants are organized into six (6) ecological and geographical regions.  A unique meld of 21st century knowledge with the excitement of 19th century exploration. 6 x 9, 288p, 315 color photos, b&w historic photos + maps, 2003.
P4776 paperback ..........US $20.00 CAN $29.95
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Native Plants

BRINGING NATURE HOME: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants (Updated and Expanded)
Douglas W. Tallamy.  Given the unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife (most native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants), this book is a "call to action" - gardeners can help protect diminishing wildlife by using native plants in gardens and landscapes.  Includes fascinating explanations, extensive lists of native plants for regional habitats (New England, Mid-Atlantic & Middle States, Southeast,
Midwest & Eastern Great Plains, Pacific Northwest, & Southwest), and a section on host plants of butterflies and showy moths.  "...Tallamy presents a powerful and compelling illustration of how the choices we make as gardeners can profoundly impact the diversity of life in our yards, towns and on our planet.  This important work should be required reading for anyone who ever put shovel to earth" - William Cullina, New England Wild Flower Society. 6 x 9, 352p, color photos throughout, 2007, 2009.
B9921 paperback.......... US $19.95 CAN $26.95

NATIVE ALTERNATIVES TO INVASIVE PLANTS (Brooklyn Botanic Garden All-Region Guide)
B. Colston Burrell.  Identifies native plants for every region (native trees, shrubs, vines, herbaceous plants, and grasses) selected as alternatives to the invasive species degrading and destroying the continent’s natural habitats.  For each invasive species, profiles 1-4 regional natives that match most or all of the invasive's desirable characteristics, like flowers, fruit, fall color, and ease of care.  Features: easy-to-identify alternatives to the worst invasive plants used in horticulture; “attributes at a glance” box highlights each plant’s most attractive features, and; growing tips.  An “indispensable guide for everyone who loves dazzling gardens and cares about the health of North America’s remaining wild landscapes.” 6 x 9, 240p, color photos, map, 2006.
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N8744 paperback ..........US $14.95 CAN $19.95

Allan Armitage.  Describes more than 630 species and cultivars of perennials, biennials, and annuals native to the United States.  Includes a general description of each plant, as well as the essential data needed to grow it successfully, including habitat, hardiness, correct garden site and preparation, maintenance, and propagation.  Clear, easy-to-use format.  Filled with a wealth of practical knowledge and expertise.  An authoritative and "everything you need" guide from one of the world's foremost horticulturists. 7-1/2 x 10-1/2, 452p, 443 color photographs, 2006. OVERSIZE.
A7600 hardcover ..........US $49.95 CAN $69.95

NATIVE PLANTS OF THE NORTHEAST: A Guide for Gardening and Conservation
Donald Leopold.  No other single volume on native plants has such comprehensive horticultural coverage.  Includes nearly 700 species of native trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses, and wildflowers from eastern North America.  Provides a foundation for the choice of plants for different areas, situations, and climates, attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife, as well as the restoration of native plant habitats.  Features practical advice on cultivation and propagation, as well as descriptions, ranges, and hardiness.  An essential resource for everyone interested in gardening with native plants of all kinds, and those who need information for habitat restoration and enhancement of biodiversity for the sake of conservation. 7-1/2 x 10-1/2, 304p, approx. 500 color photos, 2 maps, 2005. OVERSIZE.
N6736 hardcover ..........US $39.95 CAN $55.95

Lorraine Johnson.  A "fail-safe reference" for introducing 100 beautiful and robust (low-maintenance) native plants into your own garden.  Features: handy profiles of each native plant; creative suggestions for pairing plants; propagation and cultivation tips, and; extensive plant charts by region, habitat and conditions.  A concise, straightforward guide for those "who want to be part of an ecological trend … and stay native." 8 x 9-1/4, 160p, color photos throughout, 1999, reprint 2005.
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E6577 paperback ..........US $29.95 CAN $29.95

THE NEW ONTARIO NATURALIZED GARDEN: The Complete Guide To Using Native Plants
Lorraine Johnson.  Explains the naturalized approach to landscaping that blends environmental concerns with an appreciation of nature's inherent beauty.  Johnson celebrates the diversity of Ontario's native plants (“native plant communities”) and outlines the benefits of native plant gardening, such as attracting wildlife and recreating various habitats, from prairie pockets to lush urban woodlands.  Includes an insightful discussion of the plants, methods, philosophy, ethics, and more.  …"A guide for native plant gardeners that brings it all together." 7-1/2 x 9-1/4, 224p, 40 color photos, b&w illustrations, 2001.
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O2008 paperback ..........US $29.95 CAN $29.95

BOTANICA NORTH AMERICA: The Illustrated Guide to Our Native Plants, Their Botany, History, and the Way They Have Shaped Our World
Marjorie Harris.  A comprehensive encyclopedia of the wonderfully diverse North American native plants.  Over 420 entries provide essential details on each plant's physical attributes, natural history, common uses, and ethnobotany.  Filled with fascinating anecdotes, color photographs, and insightful quotes from a variety of gardening experts and amateurs, from Rachel Carson to John Muir.  "A reference no gardener or environmentalist should be without."  8-1/2 x 10-7/8, 688p, color photos, 2003. OVERSIZE.
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B2319 hardcover ..........US $59.95 CAN $83.95

Gary L. Hightshoe.  A basic planting design reference.  The first section of this book describes different factors normally considered in selecting plantings, classifying more than 250 woody plants by their characteristics (visual characteristics, ecological relationships, and cultural requirements).  The second is an encyclopedia of native woody plants.  Each “master plate” includes the plant’s scientific and common names, as well as all the plant’s characteristics as described in the first section.  A map showing the plant’s native region, a drawing of its twigs, leaves, flowers and fruit, and a photograph of its bark.  A comprehensive reference that provides the amateur, student and professional with information that assists in simplifying plant-use decisions where native plants are desired.  6-1/4 x 9-1/4, 819p, color photos, b&w illustrations, 1998. OVERSIZE.
N8799 hardcover ..........US $220.00 CAN $242.00

Shrub and Plant Identification

THE SHRUB IDENTIFICATION BOOK: The Visual Method for the Identification of Shrubs, Vines and Ground Covers
George Symonds.  This reference presents the “visual method” for the identification and recognition of shrubs (as well as vines and ground covers).  In the first of two parts, the “Pictorial Keys” allow visual comparison to narrow identification to a small group – the family or genus.  Then, in the “Master Pages,” the species is determined by highlighting differences within the family group and eliminating other possibilities.  Well-organized, easy-to-use format.  A valuable and popular resource to help identify shrubs, vines, and ground covers.  8-1/2 x 11, 384p, 3,000+ b&w photos, 1973.
S0409 paperback ..........US $22.99 CAN $28.50
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N.L. Britton, A. Brown.  A monumental classic of botany supplying full, botanical information and an illustration for 4,666 species.  Remarkable clarity of detail.  The two (2) sub-kingdoms of ferns and seed-bearing plants are broken down into classes, orders, families, genera, species and race.  Includes 8-page analytical key and glossary.  A comprehensive, "must-have" reference on the subject. 6 x 9, 2,087p, b&w illustrations, 1913, reprint 1970, 2nd. enlarged, revised edition, 1975. OVERSIZE.
I6425 paperback (3 volumes) ..........US $56.95 CAN $78.95

Roger Phillips, Martyn Rix.  A uniquely comprehensive reference guide to 1,900+ shrubs.  Color photographs show many growing in gardens or in the wild.  Plants are arranged according to their growing season and the authoritative text describes each plant's origin, important characteristics and the growing conditions that suit it. 8-1/2 x 11, 288p, color photos, 1989.  This title has gone out of print.  We do have one copy available with slightly marked/damaged covers (new, not used).
S3455 paperback ..........US $29.95 CAN $41.95
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ARMITAGE'S VINES AND CLIMBERS: A Gardener's Guide to the Best Vertical Plants
Allan Armitage.  "Growing up is easy to do."  In this extensive reference, this renowned horticulturist selects and profiles the most useful and attractive climbing plants for a wide variety of sites and conditions.  Includes both woody and herbaceous plants, both annuals and perennials.  Contains profiles for over 115 plants (in 70 different genera) that features a general description, hardiness, plant family, best method of propagation, method of climbing, and the etymology of botanical and common names.  Applicable in all zones and regions.  A valuable, comprehensive resource. 7-3/8 x 10-3/8, 212p, color photos throughout, 2009. OVERSIZE.
A0392 hardcover..........US $29.95 CAN $36.95

J.H. Soper, M.L. Heimburger.  "The definitive work for shrubs growing outside of cultivation."  Combines excellent line drawings with detailed descriptions of more than two hundred (200) species found across Ontario.  A comprehensive volume, with keys, geo-referenced, and technically sound.  An invaluable reference for naturalists and botanists, both professional and amateur. 6-3/4 x 10, 495p, scaled line drawings, 1990, reprint 1994. OVERSIZE.
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paperback ..........US $45.00 CAN $45.00

Fiona Hamersley Chambers, Cory Harris.  Features detailed descriptions of 160 berries and berry-like fruits, organized by growth form into three sections: trees and shrubs; flowering plants, and; poisonous plants.  Contains color photos and illustrations to aid in identification, ethnobotanical uses and early Native management, edibility (highly edible to not palatable to poisonous), as well as range and seasons.  Includes descriptions of poisonous wild fruits and berries, so you know which ones to avoid.  Contains 19 recipes, including muffins, squares, popsicles and drinks.  A handy field guide to the wild berries of the Province. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, p, color photos & illustrations, map, 2012.
W8672 paperback..........US $21.95 CAN $21.95

WEEDS OF THE WOODS: small trees and shrubs of the eastern forest (3/e)
Glen Blouin.  Includes twenty (20) species or groups of species that provide a cross-section of some of the most common wild trees and shrubs in the eastern forest (deemed as “weeds” by loggers since they have no commercial value).  Color photographs and concise descriptions assist readers in identifying individual species by leaf, bark, flower, and fruit.  Includes facts on each plant’s habitat, importance in the larger ecosystem, and its ornamental and medicinal uses.  More than an i.d. guide.  Using early aboriginal and colonial accounts, Blouin provides a glimpse of the forest’s shared history with humans.  A handy, insightful guide to these wild trees and shrubs of eastern North America. 6 x 9, 125p, color photos, 2012.
W9500 paperback..........US $17.95 CAN $18.95

PLANTS OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO: Trees, Shrubs, Wildflowers, Grasses, Ferns & Aquatic Plants
Richard Dickinson, France Royer.  A field guide to 760 species in 138 plant families found in two large ecoregions, the Southern Deciduous Forest and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Forest
(area stretches north from Point Pellee to about Ottawa and west to North Bay & Sudbury).  Includes trees, shrubs and woody vines, wildflowers, aquatic plants, grasses, rushes and sedges, and ferns & fern allies.  Species accounts combine color photographs, concise text and notes on habitat, ecology, similar species, edibility, traditional uses and origins of plant names.  Features introductions to each plant family, color photo keys to aid in plant identification, common and scientific names, and much more.  A valuable, comprehensive reference. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 528p, color photos, 2014.
P9068 paperback..........US $29.95 CAN $29.95

Karen Legasy, Brenda Chambers.  Comprehensive color guide, with each section presenting plants by family found in the boreal forest of Northeastern Ontario (from Hudson Bay in the north to Kirkland Lake in the south, and from the Quebec border in the east to Manitouwadge in the west).  Contains more than 300 species.  For each plant, features facts on natural history, ethnobotany and potential hazards.  A good local resource. 4-1/4 x 8-1/2, 352p, 300+ color photos, 330 b&w illustrations, 1995.
F0641 paperback ..........US $29.95 CAN $29.95
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Brenda Chambers, et al..  Central Ontario is noted for its diverse mix of conifer and hardwood forest ecosystems.  Describes over 300 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, ferns, grasses, sedges, rushes, mosses, lichens and liverworts found in Cottage Country, Algonquin Park , the Ottawa Valley,  Lake Huron region and Georgian Bay.  Includes notes on natural history, ethnobotany, edibility, hazards and historical use of each plant.  A handy, popular reference. 4-1/4 x 8, 448p, 440 color photos, 407 illustrations, 1996.
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F0617 paperback ..........US $24.95 CAN $29.95

C. Leo Hitchcock, Arthur Cronquist.   Essentially a condensation of their five-volume work, Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest (1973).  Contains botanical information on all of the plant species and related taxa (approximately 4,730 plants) in their 1973 work - flowering plants, conifers, and fern-related plants native to or established in Washington, northern Oregon and Idaho, western Montana, and southern British Columbia.  Includes information on plant taxonomy, common names, habitat, range, and more.  A must for anyone interested in the plant life of this area. 7-1/4 x 10-1/2, 730p, 10,000+ illustrations, 1973, reprint 1976. OVERSIZE.
F2733 hardcover ..........US $65.00 CAN $79.95

PLANTS OF THE WESTERN FOREST: Alaska to Minnesota Boreal and Aspen Parkland
Derek Johnson, Linda Kershaw, Andy MacKinnon.  An easy-to-use field guide containing extensive information about 620+ species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens found in the boreal and aspen parkland regions extending from Alaska (AK) to Minnesota (MN).  Contains: concise species descriptions to help identify plants; a color photo guide to wildflowers, and; interesting notes about edible plants, native uses of plants and origins of plant names.  Whether you are a naturalist, a day hiker or an armchair adventurer, a handy reference to the forest plants found in these regions. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 392p, 800+ color photos, approx. 900 line drawings, 2009.
P8448 paperback..........US $23.95 CAN $29.95

James Miller, Karl Miller.  Award Winner.  Features descriptions of native and nonnative (exotic or invasive) plants, including 330 species of forbs (herbaceous plants), in 180 genera: grasses, sedges, and rushes; woody vines and semiwoody plants; shrubs; palms and yucca; cane; cactus; ferns, and; ground lichen.  Includes a special emphasis on the plants’ role in wildlife sustenance.   Color photographs show each plant’s distinctive feature.  A "must-have" guide to common and unique plants found in forests of the Southeast. 6 x 9, 464p, 650 color photos, 56 b&w drawings, 1 map, 1999, 2005.
F7484 paperback ..........US $35.95 CAN $48.95

PLANTS OF THE WESTERN FOREST: Alberta, Saskatchewan & Manitoba Boreal and Aspen Parkland
Derek Johnson, Linda Kershaw, Andy MacKinnon, Jim Pojar.  Provides detailed information about more than 620 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens found in the boreal and aspen parkland regions of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  Features: a colour photo guide to wildflowers; clear species descriptions to help identify plants, and; intriguing notes about edible plants, native uses of plants and origins of plant names.  Easy-to-use format.  A comprehensive, handy reference to the plants found in these forest regions. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 392p, 800+ color photos, 800+ line drawings, 2009.
P8456 paperback..........US $29.95 CAN $29.95

SEDGES OF MAINE: A Field Guide to Cyperaceae
Matt Arsenault, Glen Mittelhauser, Don Cameron, Alison Dibble, Arthur Haines, Sally Rooney, Jill Weber.  Like a number of other areas, sedges are important components of Maine’s biodiversity and natural heritage.  Proper identification of sedge species is an essential component of ecological studies, such as wetland delineations, wetland functional assessments, natural resource inventories, site suitability assessments, ecological characterizations, land conservation value evaluations, and rare species surveys and habitat assessments.  This is a fully-illustrated guide to all species, subspecies, and extant hybrids in the Cyperaceae family that occur in the State.  Includes an informative introduction, extensive keys, a glossary of botanical terms, a thorough index, and numerous color photographs of each species.  A valuable, comprehensive reference readily applicable throughout the Northeast and parts of Canada. 6 x 9, 712p, color photos, 2013. OVERSIZE.
S1231 paperback..........US $29.95 CAN $42.95

D.J. Raynal, D.J. Leopold.  Features 150 state-protected herbaceous and woody species found in wetland and upland forests throughout New York (NY) and the Northeast.  Key botanical details of each species and its habitat, and a general introduction to the various categories of rarity in New York.  The thirty-two (32) woody species include both trees and shrubs.  A handy reference. 6 x 9, 100p, 165 color photos, 1999.
L1309 paperback ..........US $19.95 CAN $26.95

PRAIRIE PLANTS OF THE MIDWEST: Identification and Ecology
Russell Kirt.  A tremendous resource for the identification of tallgrass prairie plants native to the mid-continent of North America.  More than 100 illustrations are presented with accompanying plant descriptions and ecological notes.  The plants are arranged according to the three most prominent families: Poaceae (grass), Fabaceae (legumes), and Asteraceae (composite). 6 x 9, 158p, 120 line drawings, 1995.
PR5733 paperback ..........US $13.95 CAN $18.95

Invasive Plants

INVASIVE PLANTS: Guide to Identification and the Impacts and Control of Common North American Species (2/e, Revised and Updated)
Sylvan Ramsey Kaufman, Wallace Kaufman.  “The first-ever field guide to invasive plants in North America, now completely revised and updated, with 23 new species.”  Features descriptions and full-color photographs of some 200 alien species – both terrestrial and aquatic.  Detailed species accounts include information on identifying characteristics, the plants’ environmental and economic impacts, as well as suggestions on the best management techniques for controlling them.  An essential resource for landowners and anyone hoping to understand this unprecedented environmental challenge. 5-1/2 x 8-1/4, 528p, 529 color photos, 2013.
I2847 paperback..........US $39.95 CAN $52.95

P. D. Boersma, S. H. Reichard, A. N. Van Buren, eds..  Explores the intentional and accidental introductions of the “non-native organisms causing harm to native habitats or species” of the Pacific Northwest region.  Describes these species, how they got here, and the effects of their invasions on the region's environment.  Descriptions of each of the 108 invasive species of fish, plants, invertebrates, mammals, and birds include: a color photograph; a map showing the species' presence in the region; impact on communities and native species; control methods and management; life histories and species overview, and; history of invasiveness.  A timely, informative overview of this important environmental issue. 7 x 10, 276p, 108 color photos + maps, 2006.
I5968 paperback ..........US $29.95 CAN $40.95

Renata Claudi, Patrick Nantel, Elizabeth Muckle-Jeffs, eds..  Documents the status of invasive species in Canada and their known impacts on the biodiversity of various types of ecosystems.  Presents a collection of papers from experts in several disciplines who discuss and analyze invasive species from a variety of perspectives, including: invasion pathways; affected sectors; management and control, and; international collaborations.  A timely, comprehensive overview highlighting the alien species problem in Canada. 7-3/4 x 10-1/2, 320p, color photos, tables, maps, 2002.
A8252 paperback .........US $32.95 CAN $36.95

INVASIVE PLANTS OF THE UPPER MIDWEST: An Illustrated Guide to Their Identification and Control
Elizabeth Czarapata.  Award Winner.  A comprehensive guide to invasive species currently endangering native habitats in the region (MN, WI, MI, OH, IL, IN, IA, & MO).  Readily applicable to other regions, including woodlands and wetlands in the Northeast.  Contains the practical information and photos people need to identify and control the ruinous invasive plants to the region (trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, sedges, and herbaceous plants - including aquatic invaders).  Includes: manual, mechanical, biological, and chemical control techniques; information and advice about herbicides; and suggestions for related ecological restoration and community education efforts.  An informative, practical resource for natural resource managers, foresters, farmers, landowners, and others. 8-1/2 x 11, 352p, 262 color photos, 20 line drawings, 2005.
I0545 paperback ..........US $29.95 CAN $40.95

Lisa Derickx, Pedro Antunes.  This is the first comprehensive guidebook for terrestrial exotic invasive species in Ontario.  Focuses on the biology, ecology and management of species that invade hardwood forests, which are a major natural resource in Canada.  The first main section provides an introduction to the importance of hardwood forests in Ontario and an overview about management practices (both invasive species and woodlot management).  The second section focuses on invasive species accounts, including fourteen (14) exotic plants, five (5) insects and six (6) pathogens.  All were selected based on science-based criteria stemming from their economic, environmental and societal effects.  A valuable and timely reference for a broad audience, including academics, students, natural resource managers, woodlot owners and the general public. 8-1/2 x 10-3/4, 294p, color photos, tables, 2013.
paperback..........US $54.95 CAN $69.95

Wetland Plants

A NATURALIST'S GUIDE TO WETLAND PLANTS: An Ecology for Eastern North America
Donald Cox.  "A non-technical illustrated guidebook to the ecology of freshwater wetlands in Eastern and Central North America."  A comprehensive study of wetlands flora.  Covers plant lore, ecology, and tips for plant identification.  Includes details on plant collection and preservation, as well as non-technical investigations and projects. 6 x 9, 168p, 103 b&w illustrations, 2002.
N7407 paperback ..........US $19.95 CAN $26.95

IN SEARCH OF SWAMPLAND A Wetland Sourcebook and Field Guide (Revised, 2/e)
Ralph Tiner.  An introduction to the ecology and natural beauty of the wetlands.  Provides an overview of wetland ecology with emphasis on factors important to wetland identification and recognition.  Includes descriptions & illustrations of over 300 wetland plants and 200 wetland animals (with clear identification keys).  While the focus is on wetlands of the northeastern United States (from ME through MD + west to OH & KY), many of the plants and animals described are common throughout much of the eastern United States.  Designed for those with little or no training in wetland science.  “A comprehensive introduction and field guide to wetlands” from a foremost expert. 7 x 10, 336p, 46 color plates, 117 b&w photos & illustrations, 1998, 2002.
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I5063 paperback ..........US $29.95 CAN $39.95
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C810X paperback ..........US $29.95 CAN $36.95

B. Jennifer Guard.  Features descriptions of over 330 plant species.  Plants are grouped by habitat - wooded wetland, wetland prairie, marshy shore, and submerged and flating communities.  A highly-illustrated guide, with over 300 color photographs and 74 line drawings that provide additional detail.  Includes hints for distinguishing easily confused species, as well as intriguing notes on endangered plants, wildlife uses, associated species and natural history.   A concise, authoritative, easy-to-use field guide to the rich wetland ecosystems of the region. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 240p, 300+ color photos, line drawings, 1995, 1999.
W0609 softcover ..........US $22.95 CAN $26.95

Steven Newmaster, Allan Harris, Linda Kershaw.  Describes over 475 species of wetland plants found across eastern North America (and the ranges of many extend west to British Columbia and Alaska).  Features detailed plant species descriptions combined with drawings and color photographs.  Includes edible plants, native uses of plants, and a color photo guide to flowers.  A handy field guide. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 240p, 450+ color photos, 300 line drawings, 1997, 2007.
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W0595 softcover ..........US $25.95 CAN $29.95


GRASSES: Identification Guide
Lauren Brown (sponsored by: Peterson Institute).  Focuses on the color, shape, and texture of the plants.  Descriptions tell how to identify grasses and provide a lively account of their history, ecology and uses.  Covers 135 species. 5-1/2 x 8-1/4, 240p, 386 b&w illustrations, 1979.
G8814 paperback ..........US $16.00 CAN $22.50

Mary Barkworth, Laurel Anderton, Kathleen Capels, Sandy Long, Michael Piep, eds..  Grasses are the world's most important plants.  Designed as a successor to the classic volume by Hitchcock and Chase (M7170, below), the Manual of Grasses for North America reflects current taxonomic thought and includes keys, illustrations, and distribution maps for the nearly 900 native and 400 introduced species that have been found in North America north of Mexico.  Features keys and illustrations for several species that are known only in cultivation or are of major agricultural significance, either as progenitors of bread wheat and corn or as a major threat to North American agriculture because of their ability to hybridize with crop species.  Prepared by the editors of volumes 24 and 25 of Flora North America, the Manual is a major reference work for grasses that will appeal to a wide audience. 8-1/2 x 11, 640p, 900 illustrations, maps, 2007. OVERSIZE.
M6869 paperback..........US $94.95 CAN $119.95

A.S. Hitchcock.  "A definitive encyclopedic reference work" compiled from the United States National Herbarium collection.  Represents a basic study of American grasses, both indigenous and escapes, cultivated and wild.  Catalogs and describes (in full descriptions) over 1,400 species: all 1,398 species in 169 genera, as well as 120 species in 16 genera of "waifs."  "A definitive work invaluable to both amateur and professional botanists" - American Reference Books Annual. 6 x 9, 1,051p, 1,199 b&w illustrations + maps, 1950. OVERSIZE.
M7170 paperback (2 volumes) ..........US $30.00 CAN $42.95 

GRASSES, SEDGES & RUSHES of the Northern United States: Field Guide
Edward Knobel.   Through its clear descriptions and illustrations, differentiate over 370 of the most common species: timothy, rye, foxtail, bluegrass, fescue, and many more.  Includes key and 500 b&w illustrations.  Updated nomenclature by Mildred Faust.  Easy-to-carry/portable.  A very handy reference. 5-3/8 x 8-1/2, 83p, b&w illustrations, 1977.
G505X paperback ..........US $5.95 CAN $8.50

Mosses & Ferns

Dale Vitt, Janet Marsh, Robin Bovey.  Includes over 370 of the most common species of mosses, liverworts, lichens, and ferns (also horsetails and clubmosses) found from Alaska (AK) to southern Oregon (OR) and from the Pacific Ocean to Montana (MT) and Saskatchewan (SK).  Combined with a color photograph, each species entry describes identifying characteristics, habitat, and distribution.  “This classic guide to the bryophytes of the West” sheds light on these relatively inconspicuous plants that play significant roles in the ecology of forests and tundra. 5 x 8-1/2, 296p, 370 color photos, 32 line drawings, maps, 1988, 2007.
M5694 paperback ..........US $29.95 CAN $34.95

Karl McKnight, Joseph Rohrer, Kirsten McKnight Ward, Warren Perdrizet.  The first field guide to help readers recognize 200 common mosses of the Northeast and the Appalachian Mountains, whether in the region's backyards, parks, forests, wetlands, and/or mountains.  Features an innovative, color-tabbed system for species identification.  Includes illustrated i.d. keys, color habitat and leaf photographs, detailed line drawings, and concise descriptions.  A valuable reference for all nature enthusiasts interested in the enchanting world of mosses. 4-1/2 x 7-1/2, 392p, 400+ color photos, 600+ line illustrations, 2013.
C6964 paperback..........US $27.95 CAN $36.95

William Cullina.  The third book in the “natives” trilogy from this nationally recognized expert in native plants.  Several hundred species are covered in three plant sections: ferns; mosses, and; grasses, sedges and rushes.  Each section contains details and instructions on “anatomy,” gardening with the plants, and an encyclopedia of selected species.  Final section on propagation includes a propagation table, and covers everything from seed collection, cleaning and storage to germination and potting.  In the author’s style, combines many of his own color photos with encyclopedic, instructive information.  A definitive volume that “gives advanced and novice gardeners alike the tools - and the inspiration - to successfully grow and propagate these sophisticated plants.” 8-1/2 x 11, 272p, 300 color photos, 2008.
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N1181 paperback ..........US $40.00 CAN $56.00

ELFIN WORLD OF MOSSES AND LIVERWORTS: of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Isle Royale
Janice Glime.  A field guide to the mosses and liverworts of the Great Lakes Area.  Covers more than 100 species, with 175 full-color photographs.  Written in layman’s terms and is one of the few of its kind published in North America. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 154p, 175 color photos, 1993.
E9046 paperback ..........US $16.95 CAN $23.50

W.B. Schofield.  The most comprehensive field guide to mosses found in British Columbia (B.C.).  Accompanied by drawings and maps, this reference describes over 120 species.  Includes an explanation of biology, ecology, distribution, and how to collect.  A guide written for the casual reader, but a valuable resource for the more experienced. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 400p, b&w illustrations, maps, 1993.
S1652 paperback ..........US $24.95 CAN $24.95 


France Royer, Richard Dickinson.  An illustrated field guide that identifies more than 150 noxious weeds, from the Pacific coast to the Maritimes.  800 color photographs show the weeds at every growth stage and help to distinguish another 100 related species.  Loaded with detailed descriptions and technical information.  An extraordinary, versatile resource for a multitude of users. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 472p, color photos, 150 line drawings, 1999.
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softcover ..........US $29.95 CAN $29.95

U.S. Department of Agriculture.  "This volume, prepared in 1970, is almost unique - the most useful non-technical identification guide and source of information ever compiled on weeds of the continental United States" (back cover).  Covers 220 important weeds.  Descriptive text includes botanical notice, habitat, area, peculiarities, importance, origin, and plant lore.  Contains both scientific and common names.  Over 225 illustrations. 6-5/8 x 9-1/2, 463p, b&w illustrations, 1970.
C5045 paperback ..........US $19.95 CAN $27.95

R.H. Uva, et al..  The first comprehensive weed identification manual available for the Northeast.  Contains 229 common and economically important weeds in the region south to Virginia, north to Maine and southern Canada, and west to Wisconsin.  Based on vegetative rather than floral characteristics, the guide allows anyone to identify weeds before they flower.  A fold-out grass identification table provides diagnostic information for weedy grasses in an easy-to-use tabular key.  Combines informative, concise descriptions with good photographs and illustrations.  A comprehensive, highly-illustrated guide that is "one of the best" on the subject. 6 x 9, 397p, color photos, line drawings, 1997.
W3344 paperback ..........US $29.95 CAN $41.95

Peter Del Tredici.  This illustrated field guide to wild urban plants is the first of its kind.  Covers the area bounded by Montreal, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Detroit, yet broadly applicable to temperate urban environments across North America.  Includes 222 species that flourish without human assistance or approval.  Profiles feature descriptive information like scientific name and taxonomic authority, common names, botanical family, life form, place of origin, and i.d. features.  Del Tredici focuses especially on their habitat preferences, environmental functions, contribution to the quality of urban life, and cultural significance.  Each entry is accompanied by color photos showing the plants' characteristics and growth forms in their typical habitats.  The book "will help readers learn to see these plants - the natural vegetation of the urban environment - with fresh appreciation and understanding." 6 x 9, 392p, 966 color photos, chart, 2 maps, 2010.
W4582 paperback..........US $29.95 CAN $41.95

NORTHWEST WEEDS: The Ugly and Beautiful Villians of Fields, Gardens, and Roadsides
Ronald Taylor.  Describes and illustrates the prominent and ever-present weeds of the Pacific Northwest states, the northern Rockies, and adjacent/southwestern Canada.  Full-color photographs and accompanying text emphasize the weeds' identifying characteristics.  Includes information on the origin, distribution, aggressiveness, and edibility of each weed.  A handy reference. 5-3/8 x 8-3/8, 183p, color photos, 1990, 2004.
N2498 paperback ..........US $14.00 CAN $17.95


Richard Dickinson, et al..  The most authoritative, easy-to-use guide to Ontario wildflowers available.  Detailed descriptions of four hundred (400) of Ontario’s most common wildflowers, including notes on: habitat; characteristic features of each species’ leaves, flowers, and fruits; similar species, and; when possible, traditional uses, origin of its name, and biology.  An invaluable resource for the casual Sunday stroller to the most dedicated amateur botanist. 4-1/2 x 8, 416p, approximately 1000 color photos, 2004.
R6525 paperback ..........US $21.95 CAN $29.99

TALLGRASS PRAIRIE WILDFLOWERS: A Field Guide to Wildflowers and plants of the Prairie Midwest (2/e)
Doug Ladd.  This remains the classic guidebook to wildflowers of the midwestern tallgrass prairie (from northeastern OK north into Canada and eastward through OH).  Fully revised and updated.  Contains photographs and precise descriptions of close to 300 species of the more common native tallgrass prairie plants.  Arranged by flower color to aid in quick and accurate identification.  Includes habitat/range information, historical and cultural notes, and more.  A comprehensive, easy-to-use field guide. 6 x 9, 288p, 300+ color photos, b&w illustrations, 1995, 2005.
T7441 paperback ..........US $22.95 CAN $28.95

THE SECRETS OF WILDFLOWERS: A Delightful Feast of Little-Known Facts, Folklore, and History
Jack Sanders.  A tribute bursting with odd facts and wonderful superstitions about some of North America's most beautiful and common plants.  Picks up where field guides leave off, describing what's interesting about the plants you've already identified, such as their natural history, folklore, habitats, horticulture, uses, origins of names, and even their literary pedigrees.  A thorough introduction to the natural and cultural history of over 100 representative species . 8-1/2 x 8, 320p, color photos, 2003.
S6681 hardcover ..........US $24.95 CAN $28.95

David Brandenburg.  A highly visual guide dedicated to the wide diversity of wildflowers of North America.  Includes over 2,200 species, arranged by genus and includes genus descriptions and range maps.  Features 4,019 stunning color photographs, including details of flowers, leaves, and fruits.  Captions highlight important field marks, contain information on season and habitat for each species, and range maps showing U.S. distribution.  Includes a section on species introduced into North America, a quick-identification key arranged by color and shape, a detailed, visual glossary of flower parts and leaf types, and more.  A comprehensive, "up-to-date all-photographic field guide." 7-3/4 x 4-3/4, 672p, 4,000+ color photos, 2010.
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N1545 paperback..........US $19.95 CAN $23.95

Wilbur Duncan, Marion Duncan.  Describes more than 1,100 wildflowers that can be found east of the Mississippi (from ME to northern FL) - in woods and parks, along mountain trails or dunes, and even floating in streams (700+ of these species also are found west of the Mississippi).  Includes forbs, grasses, rushes, and sedges.  Color photos accompany succinct descriptions that include range, blooming season, and typical habitat for each species.  A thorough and informative guide. 6 x 9, 380p, 631 color photos, 1 figure, 4 maps, 1999, 2005.
W7476 paperback ..........US $19.95 CAN $24.95

Lawrence Newcomb.  Endorsed by the Garden Club of America.  Features an ingenious system of identification based on natural structural features that are easily visible even to the untrained eye.  "...Every time you see an unknown plant, you ask the same five questions (related to the type of plant and the structure of its petals and leaves) and are directed to the text page on which the plant can be found."  Beautiful illustrations on the facing page confirm your identification.  A good identification field guide for the amateur and expert alike. 4-3/4 x 7-3/4, 490p, color + b&w illustrations, glossary, 1977.
N4429 softcover ..........US $19.99 CAN $25.99

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I0859 paperback ..........US $24.95 CAN $34.95

NORTH WOODS WILDFLOWERS: A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada (A Falcon Guide)
Doug Ladd.  The first comprehensive guide to the common and characteristic wildflowers of the region.  Detailed descriptions and color photographs of over 350 species, conveniently arranged by flower color.  Features an introduction to North Woods habitats and ecology, as well as a primer on plant characteristics.  Perfect for the novice and the expert wildflower enthusiast alike. 6 x 9, 280p, color photos, b&w illustrations, map, 2001.
N9799 laminated ..........US $24.95 CAN $29.95

WILDFLOWER BOOK EAST OF THE ROCKIES: An Easy Guide to Growing and Identifying Wildflowers
Donald & Lillian Stokes.  A comprehensive guide, illustrated with color photos, tells you all you need to know to identify, cultivate and enjoy wildflowers in your own woodlot or yard.  Covers everything from fascinating wildflower lore to techniques for conserving plants native to eastern North America. 8-1/2 x 11, 95p, color photos, 1992.
W7864 paperback ..........US $13.00 CAN $18.95

NEW ENGLAND WILDFLOWERS: A Guide to Common Plants (Falcon Guide)
Frank Kaczmarek.  Includes detailed, yet user-friendly, descriptions and color photographs of more than 300 plants organized by color and family.  Features an introduction to the region's habitats and ecology, a primer on plant characteristics and identification, and more.  "…The most complete guide available to the common wildflowers and flowering plants found in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine."  A valuable resource that will appeal to both experienced biologists and novice flower enthusiasts alike. 6 x 9, 288p, 300+ color photos, 2009.
N8206 paperback..........US $24.95 CAN $29.95

Linda Kershaw.  Features 101 species of common wayside wildflowers found in Ontario.  Complete with pictorial guide organized by flower color, illustrated dichotomous key to flowers and full species accounts.  Includes notes of interest on edibility, medicinal uses, and poisonous plants. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 144p, 200+ color photos, 2002.
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O2857 paperback ..........US $13.95 CAN $16.95

Harry Phillips.  Award Winner.  Clear and practical methods for raising native plants (mainly eastern North America) from seeds, cuttings and divisions.  Covers 100+ genera of flowers, carnivorous plants and ferns.  Describes growth habits, flowers, fruits and seeds.  A highly-regarded and well-used reference. 7-1/2 x 9, 330p, 32 color photos, 250 b&w illustrations, 1985.
G1315 paperback ..........US $24.95 CAN $29.95

Bill Cullina & The New England Wild Flower Society.  The most authoritative reference, backed by the best-known wildflower organizations.  Covers the entire United States and Canada, providing detailed information on 200 genera and almost 1,000 species, including the plant’s natural range and where it will grow in a garden.  Provides experts’ methods - many of them new - for propagating every plant in the book.  A "must have" resource for those with an interest in propagation. 8 x 11, 384p, 355 color photos, 2000. OVERSIZE.
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G6094 hardcover ..........US $40.00 CAN $49.95

Winter References

Lauren Brown.  Identifies over 135 common species of wildflowers and weeds found in the Northeast United States.  Each plant is illustrated, and accompanied by a description of its key characteristics.  “A joy to those woods walkers and strollers who have been puzzled by the skeletal remains of herbaceous plants that they see in winter…” - R.T. Peterson. 5-1/2 x 8-1/4, 252p, b&w illustrations, 1997.
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W6785 paperback ..........US $14.95 CAN $17.95

Ron Lance.  Designed especially for winter use, this taxonomic guide describes some 900 plant species by their twig, bud, and bark characteristics.  All the trees, shrubs, and woody ground covers that grow without aid of cultivation in the Southeast (SE) are presented here (covers from east TX and northern FL to southeastern KS and southern DE).  Includes: native plants, as well as naturalized exotic species; spring or summer features in the absence of any reliable winter diagnostic features; nearly 600 illustrations showing distinguishing characteristics of twigs and buds; a brief introduction to botanical terminology and the use of taxonomic keys, descriptions of various habitats and physiographic regions of the SE, and; more.  “The essential regional woody plant reference for professionals and enthusiasts.” 6-1/8 x 9-1/4, 456p, 599 b&w illustrations, map, 2004.
W5244 hardcover..........US $56.95 CAN $72.95

William Trelease.  Illustrated manual makes it easy to identify more than 1,000 species of vines, shrubs and trees in winter - most from Northeastern United States with typical Southern species - by examining twigs, bark buds, leaf scars, berries, and other characteristics.  Includes an excellent key and for each species there are drawings of particular identifying characteristics.  A field guide and reference for both the amateur and experienced. 5-3/4 x 7-3/4, 396p, 1000+ illustrations, 1931.
W8007 paperback ..........US $19.95 CAN $21.95
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WOODY PLANTS IN WINTER: A Manual of Common Trees and Shrubs in Winter in the Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada
Earl Core, Nelle Ammons.  An illustrated manual to identify trees and shrubs in winter.  The morphological features used are the size and form of the plants and especially the structures of the younger branches (twigs), as well as fruits and flowers.  A "classic," widely-used winter identification reference. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 218p, pen & ink drawings, 1958, reprint 1992, 1999.
W8521 paperback ..........US $15.95 CAN $20.95

WINTER: An Ecological Handbook
James Halfpenny, Roy Ozanne.  A guide for anyone who is curious - or needs to know - about winter.  Addresses questions like “what is winter?”  Covers how plants, insects, birds, and mammals adapt.  Discusses winter perceptions, adaptations, hazards, travelling, camping, and equipment.  Useful for naturalists, winter sports enthusiasts, residents of cold climates and others who deal with winter on a daily basis. 6 x 9, 288p, 155 two-color illustrations, 1989.
W0363 paperback ..........US $18.00 CAN $22.95

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