Rocky Mountain Wildflowers
By Marlene Borneman and James Ells, Ph.D.
The best identification book of the most colorful Rocky Mountain wildflowers is now available in a convenient pack guide.
• Superb photos of the most “showy” Rocky Mountain wildflowers.
• Wildflowers from New Mexico up through Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Alberta.
• Excellent descriptions by horticulturist Jim Ells
The Rocky Mountains, from northern New Mexico through southern
Alberta are collectively referred to as the “spine of the continent.” Along the
flanks of this spine you will find a starting array of stunningly beautiful
wildflowers in the life zones from the foothills at 5,000 feet to alpine zone at
Rocky Mountain Wildflowers is the author’s selection of the 150
most “showy,” beautiful, colorful, and striking wildflowers based on years of
observation. The range of wildflowers runs from the deep red Plains Prickly Pear
to pink Showy Milkweed in the foothills to delicate purple Fairy Slippers and
the pink Woodland Pinedrops in deep moist subalpine forests and to the Alpine
Buttercups and Yellow Avalanche Lillys at treeline. Every great Rocky Mountain
wildflower is included.
Each plant is described by its common name, its
scientific name and then by the appearance of the stem, leaves and flower and
the most likely plant life zones where the flower may be found.
retired associate professor of horticulture at Colorado State University, has
spent a lifetime identifying and cataloging Rocky Mountain wildflowers. His
highly successful Rocky Mountain Flora, second edition, has set a new standard
for wildflower identification books. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Photographer Marlene Borneman has worn through several sets of boots and cameras
collecting stunning images of wildflowers up and down the spine of the
continent. She lives in Estes Park, Colorado.
200 pages, 4
x 7 with rounded corners, 150 color photographs, paperbound, ISBN