Mapping Species Distributions

BOOKS: FIELD GUIDES, AND MORE...

There are several useful books and technical manuals that can help you identify our wild species. These may be BC-specific in their coverage or may focus on adjacent regions where species overlap. Species descriptions in these publications may be useful. Note that technical manuals cover all species in a region and provide taxonomic keys for identification, while field guides generally cover a subset of species.

Vascular Plants

Lone Pine Publishing Field Guide Series

Johnson, Derek, Linda Kershaw, Andy MacKinnon and Jim Pojar.  Plants of the Western Boreal Forest and Aspen Parkland.  Lone Pine Publishing, Vancouver.

Kershaw, Linda, Andy MacKinnon and Jim Pojar.  Plants of the Rocky Mountains. Lone Pine Publishing, Vancouver.

MacKinnon, A., J. Pojar, R. Coupé (eds.).  1992.  Plants of Northern British Columbia.  B.C. Ministry of Forests and Lone Pine Publishing, Vancouver.

Parish, R., R. Coupé, D. Lloyd (eds.).  1996.  Plants of Southern Interior British Columbia.  B.C. Ministry of Forests and Lone Pine Publishing, Vancouver.

Pojar, Jim and Andy MacKinnon (eds.). 1994. Plants of Coastal British Columbia, including Washington, Oregon, and Alaska.  Lone Pine Publishing, Vancouver.

Pojar, Jim and Andy MacKinnon (eds).  Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast:  Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska. Lone Pine Publishing.

Peterson Field Guide Series

Craighead, John, Frank C. Craighead Jr. and Ray J. Davis. 1963. A Field Guide to Rocky Mountain Wildflowers. The Peterson Field Guide Series. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston.

Niehaus, Theodore F.,  and Roger Tory Peterson (eds.). A Field Guide to Pacific States Wildflowers.  The Peterson Field Guide Series. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston.

Petrides, George A. and Olivia Petrides. 1992. Western Trees. Peterson Field Guides. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston.

Rocky Mountain Books Field Guide Series

Jennings, Neil L. 2008. Coastal Beauty: Wildflowers and Flowering Shrubs of Coastal Birtish Columbia and Vancouver Island. Rocky Mountain Books, Vancouver.

Jennings, Neil L. Central Beauty: Wildflowers and Flowering Shrubs of the Southern Interior of British Columbia. Rocky Mountain Books, Vancouver.

Jennings, Neil L. Alpine Beauty: Alpine and Subalpine Wildflowers of the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains. Rocky Mountain Books, Vancouver.

 


Other Guides

Atkinson, Scott and Fred Sharpe. 1993. Wild Plants of the San Juan Islands. The Mountaineers, Seattle.

Brayhaw, T. Christopher. 1996. Catkin-bearing Plants of British Columbia. Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria.

Brayshaw, T. Christopher. 1996. Trees and Shrubs of British Columbia. Royal British Columbia Museum Handbook. UBC Press, Vancouver.

Scotter, George W. and Halle Flygare. 1996. Wildflowers of the Canadian Rockies. Hurtig Publishers, Edmonton.

Trelawny, John G. Wild Flowers of the Yukon, Alaska & Northwestern Canada. 2nd Edition. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park.

Turner, Mark and Phyllis Gustafson. 2006. Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest. Timber Press, Portland.

Roger L. Williams. 1992. A Field Guide to Rocky Mountain Plants. Roberts Rhinehart Publishers, Lanham (Maryland). Revised from Ruth Ashton Nelson.


Technical Manuals

Douglas, G.W., G.B. Straley, D.V. Meidinger, and J. Pojar (editors). 1998. Illustrated Flora of British Columbia. Volume 1: Gymnosperms and Dicotyledons (Aceraceae Through Asteraceae). B.C. Ministry of Environment, Lands & Parks and B.C. Ministry of Forests. Victoria. 436 p. $35.00

Douglas, G.W., G.B. Straley, D.V. Meidinger, and J. Pojar (editors). 1998. Illustrated Flora of British Columbia. Volume 2: Dicotyledons (Balsaminaceae Through Cucurbitaceae). B.C. Ministry of Environment, Lands & Parks and B.C. Ministry of Forests. Victoria.

Douglas, G.W., D.V. Meidinger, and J. Pojar (editors). 1999. Illustrated Flora of British Columbia. Volume 3: Dicotyledons (Diapensiaceae Through Onagraceae). B.C. Ministry of Environment, Lands & Parks and B.C. Ministry of Forests. Victoria.

Douglas, G.W., D.V. Meidinger, and J. Pojar (editors). 1999. Illustrated Flora of British Columbia. Volume 4: Dicotyledons (Orobanchaceae Through Rubiaceae). B.C. Ministry of Environment, Lands & Parks and B.C. Ministry of Forests. Victoria.

Douglas, G.W., D.V. Meidinger, and J. Pojar (editors). 2000. Illustrated Flora of British Columbia. Volume 5: Dicotyledons (Salicaceae Through Zygophyllaceae) And Pteridophytes. B.C. Ministry of Environment, Lands & Parks and B.C. Ministry of Forests. Victoria.

Douglas, G.W., D.V. Meidinger and J. Pojar (editors). 2001. Illustrated Flora of British Columbia, Volume 6: Monocotyledons (Acoraceae Through Najadaceae). B.C. Ministry. Environment, Lands and Parks and B.C. Ministry of Forests. Victoria.

Douglas, G.W., D.V. Meidinger and J. Pojar (editors). 2001. Illustrated Flora of British Columbia, Volume 7: Monocotyledons (Orchidaceae Through Zosteraceae). B.C. Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management and B.C. Ministry of Forests. Victoria.

Douglas, G.W., D.V. Meidinger and J. Pojar (editors). 2002. Illustrated Flora of British Columbia, Volume 8: General Summary, Maps and Keys. B.C. Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management and B.C. Ministry of Forests. Victoria.

Hitchcock, C. Leo and Arthur Cronquist. 1973. Flora of the Pacific Northwest. University of Washington Press, Seattle.

Kozloff, Eugene N. 2005. Plants of Western Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Timber Press, Portland.

Useful Guides and Manuals from Adjacent Regions

Camp, Pamela and John G. Gamon (Eds.). 2011. Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Washington. University of Washington Press, Seattle.

Cody, William J. 2000. Flora of the Yukon Territory. 2nd Edition. National Research Council of Canada.

Guard, B. Jennifer. 1995. Wetland Plants of Oregon and Washington. Lone Pine Publishing, Vancouver.

Hulten, Eric. 1968. Flora of Alaska and Neighbouring Territories. Stanford University Press.

Kershaw, Linda, Joyce Gould, Derek Johnson and Jane Lancaster. 2001. Rare Vascular Plants of Alberta. The University of Alberta Press and the Canadian Forestry Service.

Lyons, C. P. 1997. Wildflowers of Washington. Lone Pine Publishing, Vancouver.

MacKinnon, Andy, Linda Kershaw and John Arnason. 2010. Edible and Medicinal Plants of Canada. Lone Pine Publishing, Vancouver.

Moss, Ezra Henry and John G. Packer. 1983. Flora of Alberta. University of Toronto Press, Toronto.

Rydberg, Per Axel. 1971. Flora of the Prairies and Plains of Central North America. 2 Volumes. Dover Publications, New York.

Lichens

Brodo, Irwin M., Sylvia Duran Sharnoff and Stephen Sharnoff. 2001. Lichens of North America. Yale University Press, New Haven.

McCune, Bruce and Geiser, Linda. 1997. Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest. Oregon State University Press & the USDA Forest ervice.

Fungi

Schalkwijk-Barendsen, Helene. 1991. Mushrooms of Western Canada.

Arora, David. 1986. Mushrooms demystified: a comprehensive guide to the fleshy fungi. Ten Speed Press.

Algae

Druehl, Louis. 2000. Pacific Seaweeds: A Guide to Common Seaweeds of the West Coast. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park.

Gabrielson, Paul, Widdowson, Thomas, Lindstrom, Sandra, Hawkes, Michael, and Scagel, Robert. 2000. Keys to the Benthic Marine Algae and Seagrasses of British Columbia, Southeast Alaska, Washington, and Oregon. Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

O'Clair, Rita and Lindstrom, Sandra. 2000. North Pacific Seaweeds. Plant Press, Alaska.

Bryophytes (Mosses, Liverworts and Hornworts)

Schofield, W.B. 2002. Field Guide to the Liverwort Genera of Pacific North America. University of Washington Press.

Schofield, W.B. 1992. Some Common Mosses of British Columbia (2nd ed). Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria.

 

 

Recommended citation:  Author, date, page title. In: Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2017. E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Date Accessed]

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