Getting to Know the Rocky Mountain Plants

People love to explore the outdoors and admire the diverse beauty of scenic landscapes. Learn to identify the vast array of plants in the Rocky Mountain states with this comprehensive field guide.

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The majestic Rocky Mountains provide a diverse landscape of life zones, habitats, and micro-niches, each packed with the wonders of nature. Plant life—from towering forests to dazzling mountain meadows—inspires, challenges, and stretches the human imagination. Get to know this region’s wildflowers, shrubs, and trees with The Rocky Mountain Plant Guide by George Oxford Miller.

Field identification is made simple and informative in this comprehensive guide. The book features 700 species of plants, organized by color for ease of use—with a separate section for trees. Detailed photographs present the plants as they are seen in nature. A “similar species” notation helps readers decide between look-alikes.

Features inside the field guide: 

  • 700 species: Only Rocky Mountain wildflowers, shrubs, and trees
  • Simple color guide: See a yellow plant? Go to the yellow section.
  • Quick ID: At-a-glance tips for identifying each species
  • Professional photos: Crisp, stunning images

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The information is applicable to Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, as well as northern Washington, Alberta, and British Columbia in Canada. So take The Rocky Mountain Plant Guide along on your next outdoor adventure!

About the author: A professional nature photographer and botanist, George Oxford Miller is a lifelong resident of the West. He has lived in New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas, and he has written six guidebooks to the Southwest, including the best-selling trio Landscaping with Native Plants of the Southwest, Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas, and Landscaping with Native Plants of Southern California. George is also the author of the Wildflowers quick guides to Arizona & New Mexico, Texas, Southern California, and Colorado & Wyoming. He wrote a “Plant of the Month” column for New Mexico magazine and is a former president of the Albuquerque chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico, where he still conducts workshops and programs on how to create your own backyard pollinator oasis.

The Rocky Mountain Plant Guide will be available wherever books are sold beginning August 15th. Pre-order your copy here.

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