Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (Texas Natural History Guides(TM))

Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (Texas Natural History Guides(TM))

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For two decades and counting, Texans have relied on Texas Wildflowers to identify the common and rare flowers we see along the roadsides and in the pastures, fields, and forests of our state. Compiled by naturalists Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller, with the technical assistance of Lynn Sherrod, Texas Wildflowers is an authoritative field guide with a personal touch in the many notes the Loughmillers included about the plants they described and photographed.

This new edition of Texas Wildflowers retains the charm of the Loughmillers' book while emphasizing 61 additional species and bringing the plant taxonomy and nomenclature up to date. Like its predecessor, it includes all the features you need to identify the wildflowers of Texas:

  • 381 full-color, close-up photos that show every wildflower in the book, including over 200 photos that are new to this edition.
  • 370 species accounts that include the plant's scientific and common names, a description of its appearance, and its range, habitat, and blooming season.
  • Descriptions of 73 wildflower families, from Acanthaceae to Zygophyllaceae.
  • Indexes to help you identify flowers by their Latin name and common name.
  • A guide to taxonomic updates in this edition.
  • A map, glossary, illustrated glossary, and bibliography for further reading.

Lady Bird Johnson, author of the first edition's foreword, says of this new edition of Texas Wildflowers, "How delighted I am the University of Texas Press and the Wildflower Center are preserving Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller's legacy by revising and updating this beautiful and invaluable book about Texas wildflowers! Not only does it contain a wealth of knowledge, it also awakens our awareness of the splendor of nature and joyous lift of spirit it brings."

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great pictures, February 15, 2014
At times there were just pictures of the flower rather than more of the plant showing, they are crisp pic's though. I also don't mind them being placed by family.

Right on!, February 9, 2014
I'm fairly new to Texas, but I was able to identify 95% of all the wildflowers around my new home. It worked great for me.

Texas Wildflowers, October 6, 2013
Got this, along with Neil Sperry's Complete Guide to Texas Gardening, as a gift for a friend that was moving to Texas. She loved it!

Invaluable Resource, August 4, 2013
Compact, lots of information. Well organized. Photos are excellent quality. Would recommend this book to anyone wanting to identify Texas wildflowers.

Great, May 27, 2013
I am trying to make my first garden and this book helps with what flower lasts in West Texas. Love it.

Not so hot, March 11, 2013
If you are a biologist you might like this book. If you live in Texas and just want to look up a flower and find it - save your money. In the index you won't find Bluebonnet listed as such - you find it listed as Big Bend Bluebonnet. Primrose is not listed as such - you have to know it is a Showing Primrose. Wasted my money on this thing.

Wild flower review of Texas, December 9, 2012
This a very handy book to have for local and 'come from away' naturalists. It covers enough of the wild flora to give you and idea of what to expect, the months to expect the plants to bloom and the areas of Texas you can expect to find these plants. The coloured map of the vegetational areas is useful and I especialy appreciated the Glossary and the Illustrated Glossary. There is an area in the back of the book with space for field notes. A great resource to take in the field with you.

from the Naturalist-in-Training, January 31, 2011
I am soon going to Aransas, Texas to attend the Whooping Crane Festival. As an amatuer botanist, I hope to see some native plants!
This book has given me vital information on plant families that would be new to me. And thereby I hope to locate new plants! The book gives significant info on seasons of bloom and fruiting. A great help in my constant quest for plants, animals and birds.
Evelyn Horn
author of three books (all available on Amazon.com

Not as good as Wildflowers of Texas, July 31, 2007
The biggest problem with this field guide is it's organization and it is much harder to use than the color coded Wildflowers of Texas. The photographs are not as good either.

Good reference, April 29, 2007
This book has good coverage, small pictures next to the text, and reasonable descriptions. However it is arranged by scientific name so it will not be easy to use this to find the name of that pretty little yellow flower by the roadside. Look at "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi for a similar field guide but that is grouped by flower colors.