About the Book
Continuing its presentation of plant knowledge that is comprehensive and broadly relevant, OregonFlora and BRIT Press are proud to offer Flora of Oregon Volume 2: Dicots A–F
. Including 30% more taxa than in Volume 1, there are dichotomous keys, distribution maps, and descriptions for 1,668 native and naturalized vascular plant taxa, 785 of which are accompanied by pen and ink illustrations. Thirty-nine dicot plant families are treated, including the major families of composites, mustards, stonecrops, heaths, and legumes. Front chapters highlight plants in the broader world via three engaging chapters accompanied by 96 full-color photographs: plant-insect interactions, landscaping and gardening with native species, and the connections between floras and herbaria. Appendices list cultivation features of over 300 Oregon natives appropriate for gardening and landscaping, native garden taxa that support beneficial insects, Oregon plants that are hosts to butterfly larvae, and—for the first time ever published—specialist solitary bee species and the Oregon plant taxa they associate with. Volume 2 is completed with an illustrated glossary, references, author biographies, and an index of all scientific and common names of treated taxa. A valuable reference for land managers, policy-makers, naturalists, wildflower enthusiasts, historians, teachers, and students of all ages, Volume 2 expands the resources OregonFlora offers to all who appreciate the natural beauty and biodiversity of Oregon.