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Wasatch Wildflowers by Steve Hegji
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Apr 07, 2010

really liked it
Read in February, 2010

Wasatch Wildflowers is simply a delightful book. The photography is wonderful and will give anyone a thrill as they become acquainted with the wildflowers located along the Wasatch front. Every effort has been made to make this a very useful and enjoyable book. The printing is on thick paper with heavy cover pages that will make this a useful book to bring along on a hike and it seems to be rugged enough to last.

The flower's pictures are organized by color with color tabs on the pages to make it easy to locate the right section. Many of the pictures include both a close up of the flower as well as inset pictures of the plant or leaves. The focus is on wonderful half-page pictures that will help anyone identify the flowers that they might find. There is information included with most flowers describing the flower, fruit, leaves, habitat, range where the flower can be located and additional information such as edibility, meaning of Latin or Greek names, other species etc.

The book has a 33 page index that includes both the various common names, but also the scientific names for each flower. Although the flowers are organized according to color, they are also grouped in each color according to the family classification, so you can find additional flowers of the same family next to each other. However, that does lead to flowers of the same family being in multiple sections of the book. For example the Snapdragon family has flowers in four sections (red, yellow, blue, & violet). Reference books and web pages are also provided for additional information.

I believe that anyone trying to get acquainted with the flowers in northern Utah will find this book very useful. It supplies very complete and useful information in a handy and visually stunning format.

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