Wildflowers of the Eastern United States

Wilbur H. Duncan and Marion B. Duncan

Richly illustrated with over 600 color photographs


"An excellent guidebook for anyone who appreciates the beauty of our natural environment. The marvelous photographs make the book a real bargain."
Bowling Green Daily News

"An important reference for people who enjoy discovering and identifying native nonwoody plants."
Charlotte Observer

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Richly illustrated with over 600 color photographs, this guide describes more than 1,100 wildflowers that can be found east of the Mississippi—in our woods and parks, along mountain trails or dunes, and even floating in streams. Whether you are a resident or a visitor, an amateur naturalist or a professional botanist, this guide will be a welcome addition to your library, classroom, or backpack.

Wildflowers of the Eastern United States is

  • Thorough: Covers more than 1,100 species of wildflowers found from Maine to northern Florida, including forbs, grasses, rushes, and sedges. More than 700 of these species also are found west of the Mississippi.
  • Useful: Includes both common and scientific names. The succinct descriptions and color photographs provide the most easily recognizable characteristics necessary for positive identification of each species.
  • Accessible: Keeps language as simple as possible so that hobbyists as well as specialists will find the book accurate and easy to use. A glossary and line drawings define and illustrate botanical terminology, and the authors provide a brief guide to plant structure.
  • Informative: Describes range, blooming season, and typical habitat for each species. A list of plants with unusual characteristics is a further aid to identification.
A Wormsloe Foundation Publication

Page count: 416 pp.
Trim size: 6 x 9

Read more about the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the New Georgia Encyclopedia.


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Wilbur H. Duncan and Marion B. Duncan were among the foremost authorities on the natural vegetation of the eastern United States. They are coauthors of Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Georgia) and the Smithsonian Guide to Seaside Plants. Wilbur H. Duncan was professor emeritus of botany at the University of Georgia.