Wildflowers of Georgia

Hugh Nourse and Carol Nourse

A gorgeous celebration of Georgia wildflowers with 85 color photographs


"Wildflowers of Georgia is a book for everyone from the expert botanist to those unfamiliar with our state's native plants. Through its publication, the authors will inspire in all of us a love for our native flora and a desire to protect and preserve it."
The Greater Atlanta Gardener

"Eighty-five of the most beautiful photographs imaginable . . . The entire book is a visual delight."
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Wildflowers are among nature's loveliest offerings, and this book showcases the native flowering plants that are on display all throughout Georgia. For eight years, Hugh and Carol Nourse traveled the state, from the Coastal Plain to the Blue Ridge mountains and all points in between, finding and photographing wildflowers in their own habitats and in their best blooming seasons. The 86 vividly detailed photographs presented in this large-format volume capture the diversity and splendor of these sometimes elusive plants, many of which are endangered by human activities.

Each photo is accompanied by a concise caption that provides common and scientific names, place and season photographed, and information on whether the plant is a Georgia protected plant. Armchair naturalists will not have to leave the comfort of their homes to appreciate this photographic collection of many of the state's wildflowers, but readers inspired to undertake their own search for these beauties will find suggestions for hiking trails and other sites to view wildflowers. Anyone who loves Georgia will treasure this book, and wildflower lovers everywhere will appreciate this beautiful depiction of the state's botanical diversity.

Page count: 120 pp.
Trim size: 9.75 x 9.75

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


List price: $29.95

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Hugh and Carol Nourse's photographs and writings about wildflowers have appeared in American Gardener, Backpacker, Nature Photographer, and Wildflower magazines, and they have lectured widely on the subject. Volunteer photographers for the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, they were named Volunteers of the Year for the Garden in 1997. They live in Athens, Georgia. Hugh Nourse and Carol Nourse are the authors of Wildflowers of Georgia, The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, and Favorite Wildflower Walks in Georgia(all Georgia). Both have been officers in the Georgia Botanical Society. They are also members of the Georgia Native Plant Society and volunteers in the Botanical Guardians Project for the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance. They have been honored by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia for their volunteer work as photographers, and they received a grant from the Natural Heritage Program of the Department of Natural Resources to photograph rare plants for the program's image collection.