If you lilac wildflowers and you’re already planning your next trip out to the wilderness, consider perusing Earl Larrison’s Washington Wildflowers. Though it was published in 1974, it’s still accurate to the local flora, and it even comes with lovely color plates in the middle! This way, even if you haven’t botany flowers lately you can still enjoy their colors and foliage. It has everything from buttercups to wild roses, mushrooms to wild ginger, complete with full descriptions of all of them.
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By Morgan Ford