Mount Shasta Wildflowers - A Field Guide
In the early part of the 20th Century, an Austrian naturalist and artist, Edward Stuhl, lived and worked around Mount Shasta, California. Ed made it a life-long pursuit to paint the wildflowers found on the mountain. Working with the available literature, Ed was able to scientifically identify the plants he was painting. In doing so, Ed recorded 189 species of plants, painted them vividly and labelled them with both their scientific and common names.
Now these paintings are reproduced in field guide format with updated scientific and common names. The book is designed to be used in the field and has several specific attributes for this purpose. Besides reproducing all the paintings, each on their own page with a description, there are identification keys and tables, a visual index based on flower color, an illustrated glossary and a complete index. In addition, the book includes a modern plant list of all the vascular plants on Mount Shasta that occur above 5,000 feet.
The book was developed by Jane Cohn, Linda Freeman, Ken Goehring and Michael Zanger. The original paintings housed at the Meriam Library in Chico, California, were digitally scanned for the images in the book. To learn more about this book, visit mountshastawildflowers.com.