Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, and Alaska

Jim Pojar Andy MacKinnon

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Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, and Alaska

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast Washington Oregon British Columbia and Alaska This best selling field guide features species of trees shrubs wildflowers aquatics grasses ferns mosses and lichens found along the coast from Oregon to Alaska Color photographs and line dr

  • Title: Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, and Alaska
  • Author: Jim Pojar Andy MacKinnon
  • ISBN: 0779101050404
  • Page: 401
  • Format: Paperback
  • This best selling field guide features 794 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatics, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens found along the coast from Oregon to Alaska Color photographs and line drawings help you identify and learn about the fascinating plants of the Pacific Northwest coast Engaging notes on each species describe aboriginal and other local uses of plaThis best selling field guide features 794 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatics, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens found along the coast from Oregon to Alaska Color photographs and line drawings help you identify and learn about the fascinating plants of the Pacific Northwest coast Engaging notes on each species describe aboriginal and other local uses of plants for food, medicine and implements, along with the unique characteristics of each plant and name origins.

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    1. Karen Erdmann on said:

      This is my "go to" book for all plants I find on the farm, in our woods and on my walks. It gives a balance of identification, uses and local culture. It will always occupy a prominent place on my current bookshelf and I will never be finished reading it.

    2. Aileen on said:

      These are my favorite field guides. I learned about the Lone Pine field guides during my environmental science field camp during the summer of 2007 and got very enthusiastic about keying out plants. Now I'm in Alaska and have tried many resources to get to know the plants around here and this guide remains the best one. It makes me want spring and summer so I can get outside and watch things grow!

    3. Katie on said:

      Excellent reference book for those who wish to hike with their encyclopedias. A good cover of the PNW plants but not too heavy to bring along. Nicely organized and even if I am totally unfamiliar with the plant I can find it pretty easily in the book. Otherwise, I have read the book back to front several times looking for plants and enjoyed every minute of it.

    4. Elizabeth Sims on said:

      Constantly referred to this book when living on the Olympic Peninsula for 7 years. A real gem.

    5. Kelly Brenner on said:

      Plants of the Pacific Northest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska features nearly 800 plants common to the coast of the Pacific Northwest and is one of my most often referenced plant books. Boasting over 1,000 each photos and drawings, plants are described in good detail including information about plant structure such as leaf shape and color, fruit types and flowers. Color-coded range maps accompany each plant species and in addition the book lists the ecology, what habita [...]

    6. Pentti on said:

      I picked this book up years ago when I was teaching plants at a summer camp in the Oregon coast range, near the southern end of this books range. It was fantastic. Sure, the experts out there will use the Jepson guide, but this book hits the sweet spot for casual naturalists like me. The dichotomous trees are simplified so normal people can use them, and the full color photos are beautiful and really help with identification. Most importantly though, the authors have a knack for choosing the mos [...]

    7. Shawn Miles on said:

      This guide is so dense with information that if it didn't have a well written information introductory a person would be lost reading it. I loved comparing this book to another book "The new whole foods encyclopedia" by Rebecca Wood. I can walk outside and forage for whole foods. That wasn't the original intent but that's how the idea started. Could I take a hike, identify the plans around me and if I was hungry have a snack? How would I know if it was safe to eat. This great little guide is so [...]

    8. Nathan Waldren on said:

      This is one of 3 books I keep in the truck with me no matter where I go. The other two are a field guide (noted elsewhere) and a USFS forest pathology text for this area. I ain't gonna be stumped by nothin', nohow! This book has been a standard of mine since 1996. My original copy is battered and beaten but still readable; the revised version is what I carry today. The "revisions" are mostly taxonomic or superficial, and I'm not greatly affected by either.

    9. Marybeth on said:

      A beautiful book of plants from our coastal area and also includes Alaska and Oregon (down to Eugene). It is so comprehensive and the pictures are great for identifying plants. Another score at a garage sale today, and I have already sat the evening going through the book. It has a good organization, which should help a person fairly easily identify a plant.

    10. Oceanscape Network on said:

      Long considered one of the essential text for anyone interested in plants, its excellent photos and easy to use text make it ideal for experts and amateurs alike. For coastal explorers, its compact size means it'll fit easily into a backpack if you want to take it along on an excursion. But at the very least, you should have a copy sitting on your bookshelf in your home or your classroom.

    11. Morgan Djuna Sorais Harrigan on said:

      This is the BEST plant identification guide for the Pacific North West I have ever seen. The photographs and drawings are clear and easy to apply to real plants. All of the notes about the plants are very well written and include facts about medicinal, food, and other uses. If you live in North West and love the outdoors, this book is very nice to have around.

    12. tmll on said:

      this book is invaluable and friggin' hilarious. lots of solid information for accurate plant id'ing, tips and pointers for medicinal and edibles and thorough resource listings for more information. I particularly love the entry about wapato, a riparian root, that when improperly roasted, causes horrific farts.

    13. Grass_Roots Books and Music on said:

      This full-color, comprehensive field guide has easy-to-use keys and thorough description of not only each plant’s natural history, but its cultural significance and uses. Photographs are shown side by side with botanically accurate drawings to aid in identification. Taking this guide with you to the forest or field is the next best thing to having a pro botanist along.

    14. Claudia Savage on said:

      Hmmmm, neophyte plant-girl goes to Oregon and seeks to figure out what the hell is surrounding her. I mean, what's with this moss? What is that? Bamboo? In the middle of the city? Rotting detritus everywhere and not a thought as to why the leaves are so gargantuan, so perfectly fluted to catch the waning light. Hence, the happiness of Pojar's guide in my backpack.

    15. Tiffany on said:

      A good field guide for plants. I do wish it were easier to find things for people like me who really have no knowledge of what they're looking for, but I find the pictures helpful and it's the most comprehensive guide I've seen for the northwest.

    16. Jess on said:

      Pojar's book has clear beautiful pictures, a great section on edibles, and it's made of waterproof 'paper'. On the downside, it's really heavy and arranged botanically, making it a little difficult to navigate for the layperson.

    17. Debbie Teashon on said:

      Of all my NW native plant field guides this is my #1 g0-to guide. This is my second book that is worn and falling apart after using it for years. It replaced my first one for the same reason. Another one will be added to my library soon.

    18. Debbie on said:

      I bought this book in Washington in August 2010. I've taken it with me on every trip to the Pacific Northwest. Reading it is ongoing, it's not really a book you read page to page, except maybe the intro.

    19. A on said:

      This is an indispensable guide book to the plants of the Pacific Northwest. As a transplant, this book has helped to identify a lot of the native plants in the region. It is a huge learning curve for me, and this book is one of my main references.

    20. Wendy Feltham on said:

      This is an outstanding reference book. I'll never be finished reading it and appreciating the brilliant research that went into its production. Every plant is explained botanically and culturally. This is a very special book.

    21. LINCCReviews on said:

      Excellent book for looking up plants that you find. It doesn't work that well as a guide to edibility and uses, but it's incredibly nice if you want to find out what it is that you're looking at. The color photos are very useful for determining as well. (Esoomister)

    22. Gina on said:

      I wish I could find a comparable book for plants in WisconsinI love the ethnobotany info organized by families, good photos, user friendlylet me know if you can recommend something for the midwest!

    23. Ryan on said:

      Obviously not as much use to my friends back east. But if you need to know about the flora around here, get this book. I'm taking it back east when I move to remind me that for every horrible Seattle driver there is a lovely Seattle tree.

    24. Nancy on said:

      I have several other plant identification books. This is the best one by far for my area (the central Oregon coast). The information beyond simple plant identification is exceptionally useful. I purchased the book in the late 1990's but I "read" it every year.

    25. Kelda on said:

      the tattered, water-damaged poor thing goes with me often and gets shoved full of specimens. my personal notes fill up all the margins, I'd be lost without it.

    26. Eddie Black on said:

      got this because I was unsure about a snowberry on a hike! Now it goes with me in my pack with GPS, binos, bird guide, and tree guide.

    27. Ann Babcock on said:

      This is the book that we use to find what we have for plants on our 24 acre farm. Great reference!!!!

    28. Mary on said:

      It is very organized and has detailed pictures, descriptions, and instructions. Does not include notes on fungus, edibility or foraging.

    29. Dana on said:

      Excellent book to bring on hiking trips if you want to learn more about the plant life that surrounds you!

    30. Anneliz on said:

      Well, I haven't read it cover-to-cover, but what I've read/used, it's been very helpful! Nice photos, bit of a crowded format, but still relatively easy to use.

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