Written by noted authors
James Duke and
these guides are a great way to learn about the plants around you.
The purpose of these books is simple. It is to help you identify the
plants around you. The pages of these books will astound you. If they
weren't so small and handy, they would be coffee table books. Full of
gorgeous photos and encyclopedic facts, these books let you take the
first step, identification, toward appreciating the thousands of plants
in your woods and forests.
Each book contains Common Names and
Botanic Names, Conservation and Harvesting, Parts Used and How, Where
Found and Warnings, and, of course, those great photos.
Learning about these plants from the
photographs and insights of respected herbalists, botanists and
naturalists allows us to discover, appreciate and preserve the treasures
in our own back yards.
Peterson Field Guides for Eastern/Central
By Steven Foster and James Duke
The EASTERN/CENTRAL GUIDE
contains photos for all plants listed and covers the all states east of,
but excluding, Colorado, Montana, and New Mexico. It does not fully
cover the southern half of Florida or the southern and western halves of
Texas. Adjacent regions of Canadian provinces are included but toward
the southern western and extreme northern extensions of the range, the
coverage is less extensive.
Peterson Field Guides for Western Medicinal
Plants and Herbs
By Steven Foster
and Christopher Hobbs
The WESTERN GUIDE
contains 500 species and almost 600 photos and covers the area west of
the Mississippi River from the western Great Plains and West Texas
through the intermountain West, including Montana, Wyoming, Colorado,
and Utah, to the desert Southwest of New Mexico and Arizona and the
Pacific states of California, Oregon, and Washington. Many of these
plants also occur in adjacent areas of southern Canada, northern Mexico
and Baja California.