Wildflowers of Ohio, a Field Guide
Stan Tekiela, wildlife photographer and naturalist, shares his love for the amazing array of the wildflowers of Ohio. The state is a great place for wildflower enthusiasts! The state is at the crossroads of three major vegetative habitats. Each of these vegetative zones contains a wide and often unique variety of wildflowers.
The upper Midwest location is unique because there is a western wildflower influence, an even stronger eastern influence, and a strong northern boreal influence. All of this means Ohio is fortunate to have an extremely diverse, often unique, and certainly very healthy variety of wonderful wildflowers.
The Wildflowers of Ohio Field Guide is an easy-to-use field guide that helps the curious nature seeker identify 200 of the most common wildflowers in Ohio. It features, with only a few exceptions, the herbaceous wildflowers of Ohio. Herbaceous plants have soft green stems and die back to the ground each fall. Only a few plants with woody stems have been included because these particular plants are very common and have large showy flowers.
With this famous field guide by award-winning author and naturalist Stan Tekiela, you can make wildflower identification simple, informative, and productive. There’s no need to look through dozens of photos of wildflowers that don’t grow in Ohio. Learn about 200 of the most common and important species found in the state. They’re organized in the field guide by color and then by size for ease of use. Fact-filled information contains the particulars that you want to know, while full-page photographs provide the visual detail needed for accurate identification.
This new edition includes updated photographs, expanded information, and even more of Stan’s expert insights. Grab Wildflowers of Ohio Field Guide for your next outing―to help you positively identify the wildflowers that you see.
About the author: Naturalist, wildlife photographer, and writer Stan Tekiela is the author of more than 175 field guides, nature books, children’s books, wildlife audio CDs, puzzles, and playing cards, presenting many species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, trees, wildflowers, and cacti in the United States.
With a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural History from the University of Minnesota and as an active professional naturalist for more than 25 years, Stan studies and photographs wildlife throughout the United States and Canada. He has received various national and regional awards for his books and photographs.
Also a well-known columnist and radio personality, Stan’s syndicated column appears in more than 25 newspapers, and his wildlife programs are broadcast on a number of Midwest radio stations. Stan can be followed on Facebook and Twitter. He can be contacted via www.naturesmart.com.