Wildflowers of Unalaska Island: A Guide to the Flowering Plants of an Aleutian Island. 2nd edition

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Wildflowers of Unalaska Island: A Guide to the Flowering Plants of an Aleutian Island. 2nd edition Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: University of Alaska Press Pages: 218 ISBN: 9781602232204 Category:

In the Aleutian Islands, wildflowers are king. Persistent low temperatures mean trees are unable to thrive, and so swaths of open tundra serve as the dramatic stage for a stunning variety of flowers. Wildflowers of Unalaska Island is the only guide to this flora, covering more than 160 species of flowering plants in a backpack-friendly book. Each species is clearly defined and accompanied by a photograph and line drawings. Many of these plants occur across a wide range of coastal Alaska; others are unique to the Aleutians.

The introduction of Wildflowers of Unalaska Island includes background on the unique geologic history, climate, and habitats of the archipelago to fully round out the user’s appreciation of the dramtic environment in which these hardy plants thrive.

Weight1 kg
"A thorough examination of the flora and ethnobotany of Unalaska Island." (Patricia Holloway, director, Georgeson Botanical Garden)"

Author Biography

Suzi Golodoff has been a resident of Unalaska Island for more than forty years. She teaches locally and offers Aleutian birding and natural history tours.