Last year I posted about the new app for identifying wildflowers in Oregon:
Available for download on iOS and Android devices, the Oregon Wildflowers app provides multimedia and information on nearly 1,000 wildflowers, shrubs and vines common in Oregon and adjacent areas in Idaho, Washington and California. For each plant, the app offers photographs, natural history, range maps and more. It works without an Internet connection once downloaded.
Recently, the Oregon Flora Project updated the app with an additional 107 species (totaling 1,054) and more photos. It’s a great app, and I use it often when out in natural areas or at native plant gardens.
The Oregon Flora Project has also just published volume 1 of the Flora of Oregon:
The Flora of Oregon is a three-volume reference that will be the state’s only flora published in the past half century and the first illustrated floristic work that exclusively addresses Oregon. Volume 1 presents treatments of the pteridophytes, gymnosperms, and monocots—1,054 taxa, or 23% of all native and naturalized vascular plants of Oregon. The taxonomic treatments include dichotomous keys, family and generic synopses, full taxon descriptions, and illustrations. A dot map depicting vouchered occurrences and highlighted ecoregions that host the taxon accompanies each description. There are pen and ink illustrations of 521 taxa, including 86 new works by artist John Myers.
Click here to view some images of pages inside the book, or to order.
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