The ingenious key system utilized in this reference allows quick, positive field identification of wildflowers, flowering shrubs, and vines. Over 1,075 drawings both in exquisite black ink and vivid color adorn the pages of this book, providing a fun visual comparison for thousands of wildflowers. The logical, systematic key system is simple and fun to use for amateur botanists and professional gardeners alike. Explore local fields, parks, and gardens with this guide in hand, and you will identify the floral life with confidence. All necessary related terms are defined in a succinct preface.