Wildflowers of the Indiana Dunes National Park
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|No. of pages:||458 pages|
|Illustrations:||351 Illustrations, color|
Wildflowers of the Indiana Dunes National Park offers visitors a unique handbook highlighting over 160 of the common and exceptional wildflowers found along the trails of Indiana Dunes National Park and the surrounding area.
Indiana Dunes, located on the picturesque coast of Lake Michigan, is one of the most biologically diverse parks in the US national park system. Keen hikers can spot white mayapple blooms, orange-fringed orchids, pink lady slippers, and more.
Wildflowers of the Indiana Dunes National Park offers visitors a unique handbook highlighting over 160 of the common and exceptional wildflowers found along the trails of Indiana Dunes National Park and the surrounding area. This accessible field guide bypasses the dry nature of many wildflower guides. In addition to the usual scientific species names, descriptions, and bloom periods, Nathanael Pilla and Scott Namestnik offer deeper narratives?folklore surrounding the flowers, look-alikes, animals associated with the plants?that will be remembered much more easily than the length of a petal.
Illustrated with over 350 color photographs, Wildflowers of the Indiana Dunes National Park will be an asset to the casual hiker of Indiana Dunes National Park, a useful tool to the experienced botanist, and a delight to anyone interested in wildflowers.
The Indiana Dunes region has long been known for the remarkable variety of plants that inhabit its dunes, forests, grasslands, and wetlands. Its stature as a biological treasure has grown with its recent designation as a national park, with only six others drawing more annual visitors. While technical publications exist enumerating the varied plant life, this is the first volume to help the non-professional botanist unlock the floral diversity of this extraordinary place. For those with an interest in natural history, having a copy of this book in hand provides additional incentive to visit the park and will enhance your enjoyment during your stay.
2. Brief History of the Indiana Dunes National Park
3. Using This Guide
4. Plant Communities of the Indiana Dunes
5. White, Cream, and Green Flowers
6. Yellow Flowers
7. Orange Flowers
8. Red Flowers
9. Pink, Lavender, and Magenta Flowers
10. Violet and Blue Flowers
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