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Manual of Montana Vascular Plants, 2nd Edition

Manual of Montana Vascular Plants, 2nd Edition

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Peter Lesica

Contributions by Matt Lavin and Peter F. Stickney

Drawings by Debbie McNiel, Rich Adams, Claire Emery

ISBN-13: 978-1-889878-87-4

Publication Date: 01 September 2022
Copyright © Peter Lesica
Specifications: 6.5"×9.5" (pbk), 779 pp., 2000 + maps + 128 plates.

About the Book

Montana is the fourth largest state in the United States. It includes portions of the Northern Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains. The vegetation of Montana is diverse, due primarily to the size of the state and its great topographic relief, which provide strong variation in environmental factors. Montana has a relatively large flora for a northern continental region due to being at the intersection of the Cordilleran, Great Plains and Boreal floristic provinces. This book is a comprehensive field guide to the more than 2,500 species of Montana’s vascular plants. It contains descriptions as well as habitat and distribution information based on specimens housed at the state’s two major herbaria. Portraits or illustrations of diagnostic structures are provided for nearly one-third of the species. 

This second edition became necessary by the publication of the second edition of the Flora of the Pacific Northwest. More than 40% of the species listed in the 1st edition of the Flora PNW have different names in the 2nd edition. A second important reason for this new edition is the creation of the Pacific Northwest Herbaria Consortium Database over the past ten years. This spectacular resource has allowed the author to use voucher specimens from many herbaria throughout the Pacific Northwest to update the county range maps and produce an improved manual. 

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