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by Carolyn Dodson


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Carolyn Dodson is retired from the faculty of the University of New Mexico General Library.

Carolyn Dodson is retired from the faculty of the University of New Mexico General Library. She has a master's degree in biological sciences from City University of New York and teaches wildflower identification classes in UNM's continuing education division, Albuquerque. Its appeal reaches beyond residents of the Southern Rockies: many of the plants (like wild roses, bear berry, Canada violets, wallflowers, paintbrush, and buttercups, just to begin with) have close relatives across America or have become garden inhabitants from the West Coast to the East, and many interesting facts cover entire genuses and even entire families of flowers.

More than a field guide, Mountain Wildflowers of the Southern Rockies offers cultural and botanical essays that present useful and fascinating facts about seventy-five species of wildflowers, including strategies for survival, plant evolution, origins of common and scientific plant names.

More than a field guide, Mountain Wildflowers of the Southern Rockies offers cultural and botanical essays that present useful and fascinating facts about seventy-five species of wildflowers, including strategies for survival, plant evolution, origins of common and scientific plant names, family characteristics, and their roles in human history.

More than a field guide, Mountain Wildflowers of the Southern Rockies offers cultural and botanical essays that present useful and . Carolyn Dodson is retired from the faculty of the University of New Mexico General Library. The Laramie and Medicine Bow Mountains of southern Wyoming, the principal ranges in Colorado, and the Sangre de Cristo, Jemez, and Sandia Mountains in New Mexico are home to over a thousand species of wildflowers.

More than a field guide, Mountain Wildflowers of the Southern Rockies offers botanical, natural history, and cultural essays that present useful and fascinating facts about seventy-five species of wildflowers, including strategies for survival, plant evolution, origins of common and scientific.

More than a field guide, Mountain Wildflowers of the Southern Rockies offers botanical, natural history, and cultural essays that present useful and fascinating facts about seventy-five species of wildflowers, including strategies for survival, plant evolution, origins of common and scientific plant names, family characteristics, and their roles in human history. The Laramic and Medicine Bow Mountains of southern Wyoming, the principal ranges in Colorado, and the Sangre de Cristo, Jemez, and Sandia Mountains in New Mexico are home to over a thousand species of wildflowers.

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Mountain Wildflowers of the Southern Rockies. Carolyn Dodson & William W. University of New Mexico Press. Southern Rocky Mountain Wildflowers: Including Rocky Mountain National Park. Northern Rocky Mountain Wildflowers. Plants of the Rocky Mountains. Linda S. Kershaw, Jim Pojar, Paul Alaback. Lone Pine Publishing.

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First, we moved our meetings from the Dunmire, Mountain Wildflowers of the Southern Albuquerque Garden Center to a more centrally located Rockies, Revealing Their Natural History; Ken Heil on venue, the Museum of Natural History and Science

First, we moved our meetings from the Dunmire, Mountain Wildflowers of the Southern Albuquerque Garden Center to a more centrally located Rockies, Revealing Their Natural History; Ken Heil on venue, the Museum of Natural History and Science. By the Flora of the Four Corners doing so, we not only saved money, but increased the Region; Jim McGrath on his botanical work identifying possibility of our reaching a wider audience.

More than a field guide, Mountain Wildflowers of the Southern Rockies offers cultural and botanical essays that present useful and fascinating facts about seventy-five species of wildflowers, including strategies for survival, plant evolution, origins of common and scientific plant names, family characteristics, and their roles in human history.

The Laramie and Medicine Bow Mountains of southern Wyoming, the principal ranges in Colorado, and the Sangre de Cristo, Jemez, and Sandia Mountains in New Mexico are home to over a thousand species of wildflowers. The striking samples included here were selected not only because they are characteristic of this region, but also because they have interesting stories to tell. Grouped by family and arranged in natural order, each featured profile is accompanied by a color photo and most include a drawing by wildflower artist Walter Graf.


Comments: (3)

Cerana
What a beautiful book: this is just what I was looking for. Reading this book is much like following a botanist on a field trip through a marvelously well-endowed segment of the Southern Rockies. You get photos, drawings, descriptions, and taxonomy--but also fascinating tidbits about pollination and adaptive evolutionary strategies, uses by humans, and even occasional notes about the people who named them. Examples include exactly how a particular saprophyte feeds, how a primrose cleverly ensures robust offspring, and the fascinating dependent relationship between Canada violets and ants.

Its appeal reaches beyond residents of the Southern Rockies: many of the plants (like wild roses, bear berry, Canada violets, wallflowers, paintbrush, and buttercups, just to begin with) have close relatives across America or have become garden inhabitants from the West Coast to the East, and many interesting facts cover entire genuses and even entire families of flowers.

It's a beautiful book, to sit and read and to read again.
Vathennece
In anticipation of next spring, summer and fall, this new wildflower guide makes a good addition to other books in the same genre. One thing this book does is add a few more details that make the flowers a bit more interesting. For instance, in the listing for the Wild Strawberry Fragaria vesca it says, "Our supermarket strawberry is a hybrid from two American species that were originally crossed in France in about 1750." Also, Pygmy Lewisia Lewisia pygmaea of the Purslane family honors Meriwether Lewis, the 19th Century naturalist who accompanied William Clark on their trek into the Northwest Territory.

If you're wondering what flowers to add to a native garden, the attributes about many of entries will help narrow down selections. The book features plants that inhabit altitudes from 5000 to 14,000 feet.
Water
This is an odd little book. While I enjoyed browsing through it, I didn't quite know what to make of it. The book has the appearance, binding and introduction typical of a wildflower field guide, which is why I picked it up, since there was then no really satisfactory wildflower guide to the mountains of northern New Mexico. [2012 add: For a fine new guidebook, see Wildflowers of the Sandia and Manzano Mountains of Central New Mexico, which I recommend highly.]

This isn't that book, alas. What it is is a collection of two-page botanical essays on about 75 wildflowers that grow in the southern Rockies, and that appealed to the authors for one reason or another. These little essays are nicely illustrated and can be quite informative, but are scattershot, and of no particular help to the reader who is hoping to identify wildflowers.

So you may want to check this book out of your public library first, to see if it's for you. It is nicely-produced, and has good-quality (but small) photos.

Happy botanizing--
Peter D. Tillman
Mountain Wildflowers of the Southern Rockies: Revealing Their Natural History download epub
Biological Sciences
Author: Carolyn Dodson
ISBN: 0826342442
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Biological Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press (November 16, 2007)
Pages: 192 pages