Prairie Wildflowers | A Guide to Flowering Plants from the Midwest to the Great Plains


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America’s prairies are home to some of the most abundant and beautiful wildflowers in the country. Now, with Prairie Wildflowers, readers will be able to locate and identify the many gorgeous flowering species blooming in America’s heartland. Prairie Wildflowers contains detailed, full-color photographs and concise descriptions of over 350 of these wildflowers. Written by a wildflower expert for the casual wildflower observer, Prairie Wildflowers is organized by color for easy access out on the trail and includes information on blooming season and range as well as a glossary of terms and a reference section. As a spiritual successor to Falcon’s long-beloved Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers, this new book will become the definitive guide to the many varieties of wildflowers flourishing between Chicago and Denver.

About the Author

After completing master's degrees in botany and zoology at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Don Kurz spent the next 30 years working to inventory, acquire, protect, and manage natural areas, endangered species sites, and other special features. For 22 years he was employed by the Missouri Department of Conservation, where he held various supervisory positions in the Natural History Division, including that of Natural History Chief, which he held until his retirement from the department in 2002.

Don is now a part-time writer and nature photographer specializing in landscapes, wildlife, insects, and plants. His photos have appeared in calendars and magazines such as Natural History as well as numerous wildflower books, including Falcon Publishing's Tallgrass Wildflowers and North Woods Wildflowers. He is also author of Falcon Publishing's Ozark Wildflowers and Scenic Routes and Byways, The Ozarks, along with the Missouri Department of Conservation's Shrubs and Woody Vines of Missouri, Shrubs and Woody Vines of Missouri Field Guide, Trees of Missouri, and Trees of Missouri Field Guide. Other guides published by Tim Ernst Publishing are Arkansas Wildflowers, Illinois Wildflowers, and Missouri's Natural Wonders Guidebook.

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