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Rare Vascular Plants of Alberta The Alberta Native Plant Council

Rare Vascular Plants of Alberta

The Alberta Native Plant Council

Published September 30th 1997
ISBN : 9780888643803
Hardcover
528 pages
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The word rare sparks the imagination. If a thing is rare, it is precious, perhaps even priceless. Rare objects are sometimes difficult to discover, but we cherish them once they are found.Many rare plants can be found in Albertas wild andMoreThe word rare sparks the imagination. If a thing is rare, it is precious, perhaps even priceless. Rare objects are sometimes difficult to discover, but we cherish them once they are found.Many rare plants can be found in Albertas wild and not-so-wild places. Some are big and beautiful, but many more depend on our ability to travel slowly and observe closely. Rare Vascular Plants of Alberta describes approximately 485 vascular species that are considered provincially rare. Organized into four major sections-woody plants, herbs, grass-like plants, and ferns and fern allies-this exhaustively researched guide allows readers quick reference in the field and leisurely browsing in the office or at home.Rare Vascular Plants of Alberta includes many features to help both casual readers and professionals to identify rare species:Hundreds of line drawingsFull-colour photography throughoutMaps of Alberta and North American species distributionDescriptions of similar and related speciesAppendices, references, an illustrated glossary and an index.Compiled by members of the Alberta Native Plant Council, Rare Vascular Plants of Alberta is perfect for teachers, students, professional botanists, land-use planners, foresters, environmental consultants, natural-history enthusiasts and anyone interested in learning more about Albertas rare plants.