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Northland Wildflowers

The Comprehensive Guide to the Minnesota Region

2001
Authors:

John B. Moyle and Evelyn W. Moyle
Photography by John Gregor

Northland Wildflowers

The classic wildflower guide of the North, now in a long-awaited new edition!

For more than two decades the first edition of Northland Wildflowers has been the standard guide to wildflowers of the Upper Midwest and Canada, and has become an indispensable reference. Now, a substantial revision presents more than three hundred species of commonly found wildflowers, all stunningly captured in new full-color photographs and organized by color of bloom. This spectacularly illustrated new edition of Northland Wildflowers is sure to become the key guide for gardeners and nature lovers of the North.

My favorite book for local information is Northland Wild Flowers: A Guide for the Minnesota Region, by John and Evelyn Moyle. Amply illustrated with color photos, this book includes fascinating information on where and when to find northern wildflowers blooming, along with descriptions of individual species.

Minneapolis Star Tribune

For more than two decades the first edition of Northland Wildflowers has been the standard guide to wildflowers of the Upper Midwest and Canada, and it has become an indispensable reference. Now, a substantial revision presents more than three hundred species of commonly found wildflowers, all stunningly captured in new full-color images by photographer John Gregor.

The most comprehensive and informative book on this subject, Northland Wildflowers is destined also to be regarded as the most beautiful. Its six sections are divided by the color of bloom, making it the ideal guide for the gardener, the hiker, and the roadside traveler. Each entry is highlighted with a photograph and description of the species and its habitat and a mention of related species. A thorough bibliography, glossary, and index make this an essential resource.

In addition to information on how to identify wildflower species, Northland Wildflowers recommends the best seasons for viewing each variety and suggests how to plant, grow, and preserve wildflowers. Notes on Ojibwe medicinal and culinary uses of flowers, such as wintergreen and milkweed, as well as a look at which plants are immigrants from Europe, such as the sow thistle and the dandelion, will fascinate all.

This spectacularly illustrated new edition of Northland Wildflowers is sure to become the key guide for gardeners and nature lovers of the North.

Northland Wildflowers

John B. Moyle (1909–1977) was a biologist and research supervisor at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and a frequent contributor to The Minnesota Volunteer. Evelyn W. Moyle is a longtime wildflower enthusiast, photographer, and gardener. She lectures and leads wildflower walks near her home in Excelsior, Minnesota.

John Gregor is owner of ColdSnap Photography. His photography has appeared in Growing Home: Stories of Ethnic Gardening by Susan Davis Price (2000) and in Trees and Shrubs for Northern Gardens by Leon Snyder (2000), both available from the University of Minnesota Press.

Northland Wildflowers

My favorite book for local information is Northland Wild Flowers: A Guide for the Minnesota Region, by John and Evelyn Moyle. Amply illustrated with color photos, this book includes fascinating information on where and when to find northern wildflowers blooming, along with descriptions of individual species.

Minneapolis Star Tribune

This comprehensive book tells you how to select, plant, and care for 750 shrubs and small trees that can withstand supercold temperatures. Reorganized and sorted by flower color.

Mpls.St. Paul Magazine

In summer, this book will aid the nonprofessional botanist in identifying flora; in winter it will renew faith in what will come again.

The Prairie Naturalist

Northland Wildflowers

Contents

Preface
Photographer's Acknowledgments

Introduction

White Flowers
Yellow to Cream Flowers
Orange Flowers
Pink to Red Flowers
Blue to Purple Flowers
Green, Brown, and Maroon Flowers

Glossary
Bibliography

Index