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The Secrets of Wildflowers: A Delightful Feast of Little-Known Facts, Folklore, and History

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Now available in paperback, The Secrets of Wildflowers is destined to be an indispensable book for anyone who loves and admires the natural world.  

 
 
Few things in nature beautify the world more than wildflowers. Their countless colors and endless designs are found almost anywhere—from fields to woods, deserts to ponds, and even in junkyards, dumps, and cracks in the pave
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 6th 2014 by Lyons Press (first published April 1st 2003)
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Rachel Rogers
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have now added this book to my Amazon wish list -it's that good. Mr. Sanders lives in my town so I keep wondering where he has traipsed in order to find the flowers he talks about seeing locally.

That said, it got a little tedious reading cover to cover. Very similar entries on each flower, but that's the point. His anecdotes about the history, literary, botanical, ethnobotanical entries on each flower are fun, interesting, engaging, and make me want to go find everything he sees. I need to have
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Trish Harrington
Beautiful book. Lots of great information about our native wildflowers.
Gwnhwyfer
Jul 15, 2011 marked it as looks-interesting-science  ·  review of another edition
From the bibliography of Ellen Dugan's Green Witch's Herbal (2009). ...more
Lori
Apr 24, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. I didn't get a chance to read it cover to cover but it had a lot of interesting facts and folklore concerning wildflowers. It would make a good reference book to own. ...more
Gayle
Sep 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful resource book, and it's beautiful design almost makes it a coffee table book. I learned a lot and will be referring to it many times in the future. ...more
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