This beautifully illustrated, easy-to-use field guide provides detailed information about more than 620 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens found in the boreal and aspen parkland regions extending from Alaska to Minnesota. Whether you are a naturalist, a day hiker or an armchair adventurer, you can explore these regions with this handy reference in your backpack or library. Plants of the Western Forest includes: * More than 800 color photographs * Almost 900 line drawings * Color photo guide to wildflowers * Clear species descriptions to help identify plants * Intriguing notes about edible plants, native uses of plants and origins of plant names.