Authors: Ira Spring, Craig Romano, Arthur Kruckeberg, Karen Sykes | Publisher: Mountaineers Books | Price: $18.95
A guidebook to wildflower hikes in Washington by a noted botanist, a local hiking columnist, a renowned outdoor photographer, and moi-an accomplished hiking guidebook author
- Guidebook to 50 wildflower species and the trails by which you can find them in Washington
- Hikes include charts listing trails by featured flowers, peak viewing times, and more
Best Wildflower Hikes Washington offers 50 hikes from Washington’s ocean beaches to its high alpine terrain and the lowlands in between. Wildflowers reveal their glory only once a year, and this guidebook will tell you where and when you’re most likely to find them. Included wildflowers range from the ephemeral (thus rarely seen) Lewisa Tweedyi to common trilliums. You’ll enjoy hikes through meadow flowers (from Sitka Valerian to Columbine), flowers of the forest (from Pink Pyrola to Wild Ginger), and plants and flowers you’ll see on beach trails.
The guidebook includes sidebars on flower habitat and color maps and photos illustrate each hike. A separate section presents in-depth profiles of 50 flowers, including common and Latin botanical names, distinguishing features, where they are commonly found, conditions in which they thrive, accompanying vegetation, their growth and propagation habits, and historical uses (culinary, medicinal, etc.).