Plants

Aliens Among Us: Invasive Animals and Plants in British Columbia by Alex Van Tol, Royal BC Museum Handbook ISBN 978-0-7726-6853-0 2015 Juvenile non fiction

Would you be surprised if you came face to face with a Red-eared Slider, Gypsy Moth or Brown Bullhead? Would you know what to do if Dalmatian Toadflax or Giant Hogweed landed in your neighbourhood?

Bromus L. of North America by Leon E. PavlickThis taxonomic work is the first comprehensive treatment of North American brome grasses since 1900. Leon E. Pavlick presents his extensive research of the genus Bromus occurring in Canada and the United States in a comprehensive and accessible format. This book contains keys to species, species descriptions with habitat information and distribution maps, synonyms, glossary, references and index. Of the 51 species described, 30 are newly illustrated. Anyone concerned with grasslands in North America – or grasses in general – will find this book useful and informative.

Coastal Beauty: Wildflowers and Flowering Shrubs of Coastal British Columbia and Vancouver Island by Neil L. Jennings. Beauty(Rocky Mountain Books) 2008

 Lewis Clark’s Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Field and Slope in the Pacific Northwest by Lewis J. Clark 1974 .Lewis Clark was a professor at University of Victoria, for 45 years and carried out extensive botanical studies of the Pacific Northwest region. He was also a skilled photographer. His first book, Wild Flowers of British Columbia, published in 1973, was so successful it led to the series.

Plants of Coastal British Columbia: Including Washington, Oregon and Alaska. by Dr. Jim Pojar & Andy Mackinnon. Paperback 2016. This easy-to-use field guide features 794 species of plants commonly found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska, including trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatic plants, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens. Covers the entire length of the British Columbia coast, from shoreline to alpine. Includes: * 1100 color photographs * More than 1000 line drawings and silhouettes * Clear species descriptions and keys to groups * Descriptions of each plant’s habitat and range * 794 new color range maps. * Rich and engaging notes on each species describe aboriginal and other local uses of plants for food, medicine and implements, along with unique characteristics of the plants and the origins of their names. For both amateurs and professionals, this is the best, most accessible, most up-to-date guide of its kind.

 Plants of the Gulf & San Juan Islands and Southern Vancouver Island by Collin Varner 2003 Plants of the Gulf and San Juan Islands and Southern Vancouver Island is part of the series of handy, beautifully illustrated pocket-sized plant guides from Raincoast Books. The book includes one to four photographs of species found in this particular region, plus black and white illustrations of leaf shapes and tree silhouettes. Each plant also has a fact sheet, with a short description and information on habitat, native use and the best places in the region to find the species. A fold-out map presents the region and shows the major hikes where the plants can be found.

 Popular Wildflowers of Coastal British Columbia and Vancouver Island by Neil Jennings

A full-colour field guide for the curious amateur naturalist, traveller, or hiker who wishes to learn to identify flowering plants that may be encountered while in the outdoors of Coastal British Columbia and Vancouver Island during the usual blooming season.

 Wild Berries of BC by Fiona Hamersly Chambers, Lone Pine, 2011 ISBN 10 1551058650 Juicy, sweet, tart and sometimes sour, wild berries burst with flavour and goodness. They are a delicious treat any time–especially while you are hiking through the forest–and they could save you from starvation if you get lost. Berries have been used for food and medicine for millennia, and early peoples and settlers preserved them for winter use in everything from pemmican to jams and jellies. In this guide to the wild berries of British Columbia, author Fiona Hamersley Chambers provides: * Detailed descriptions of 111 berries and berry-like fruits * Ethnobotanical uses and early Native management of wild berry resources * Range and seasons * Edibility of each berry, from highly edible to not palatable to poisonous * Descriptions of poisonous wild fruits and berries, so you know which ones to avoid * 18 tasty berry recipes including muffins, squares, popsicles and drinks * Full-colour photos and beautiful illustrations to help identify the species.

 Wildflowers by Emiily Carr, illustrated by Emily Henrietta Woods 2006. Wild Flowers is a collection of Emily Carr’s delightfully evocative impressions of native flowers and shrubs. She wrote these short pieces later in life and they rekindled in her strong childhood memories and associations. She delights in the brightness of buttercups that “let Spring’s secret out”, muses over the hardiness of stonecrop and declares that “botanical science has un-skunked the skunk cabbage”. Carr’s playful words often bring a smile to readers. About catnip, she writes: “I did think it was kind of God to make a special flower for cats.” In a brief Foreword and Afterword, archivist and historian Kathryn Bridge gives context to Wild Flowers within the body of Carr’s previously published writings. Wild Flowers is illustrated with beautiful watercolours of wild plants by Emily Henrietta Woods, one of Carr’s childhood drawing teachers in Victoria. The originals of Carr’s manuscript and Woods’ botanical illustrations reside in collections of the BC Archives; neither have been published until now. “Woods’ paintings fit so well with Carr’s text. It’s serendipity that Woods taught Carr and that we have her art and Carr’s manuscript in the Archives’ collection, and that neither have been published before now.” – Kathryn Bridge

Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest. by Mark Turner and Phyllis Gustafson. 2006. Portland: Timber Press.

A Field Guide to Alpine Flowers of the Pacific Northwest by Phillipa Hudson

A Field Guide to Coastal Flowers of the Pacific Northwest by Phillipa Hudson

Trees, Shrubs & Flowers to Know in British Columbia & Washington. By C. P. Lyons and B. Merilees. 1995. Edmonton: Lone Pine.

Pondweeds and Bur-reeds, and their Relatives of British Columbia by T. Christopher Brayshaw ISBN 978-0-7718-9574-6 Royal BC Museum Press 2000 Monocotyledons are a major group of flowering plants that have embryos with only one seed leaf. This group comprises four orders and 14 families of plants in freshwater and marine environments. The most populous families are pondweeds and bur-reeds, but others are water-plantains, arrow-grasses, sea-grasses, arums (including Skunk Cabbage), duckweeds, water-meals and cat-tails.

 Saanich Ethnobotany: Culturally Important Plants of the WSANEC People.           Nancy J. Turner, Richard Hebda, ISBN 978-0-7726-6577-5 Royal BC Museum Press 2012 Presents the results of many years of working with botanical experts from the Saanich Nation on southern Vancouver Island. Elders Violet Williams, Elsie Claxton, Christopher Paul and Dave Elliott

The Sunflower Family (Asteraceae) of British Columbia: Volume I – by George W. Senecioneae 1982

 Ancient Pathways, Ancestral Knowledge: Ethnobotany and Ecological Wisdom of Indigenous Peoples….by Nancy J. Turner. 2014. Volume 1: The History and Practice of Indigenous Plant Knowledge Volume 2: The Place and Meaning of Plants in Indigenous Cultures and Worldviews Nancy Turner has studied Indigenous peoples’ knowledge of plants and environments in northwestern North America for…

 





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