A Field Guide to Wildflowers of Northeastern and North-central North America by Roger Peterson 1968 Part of the Peterson Field Guide Series Houghton Mifflin Company Boston

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Hey there, nature lovers and vintage book aficionados! Allow me to introduce "A Field Guide to Wildflowers of Northeastern and North-Central North America." Houghton Mifflin Company released this fascinating guide in 1968 as a part of the prestigious Peterson Field Guide Series. It offers a unique visual approach to identifying wildflowers, organized by color, form, and detail.

Key Features

This edition is a hardcover book with a dust jacket, ensuring durability and longevity, ideal for field trips and nature walks.


What's inside?

  • A comprehensive guide to wildflowers in the Northeastern and North-central US.
  • Unique visual identification method using color, form, and detail.
  • Over 420 pages are filled with valuable information and illustrations.

Roger Peterson, the author of this guide, was an American naturalist, ornithologist, and educator. He significantly contributed to environmental awareness during a time when the green movement was just beginning.

This book offers more than just a botanical education; it's a time capsule that reflects the era's emphasis on ecology and natural beauty. The charming vintage dust jacket and layout contribute to the book's nostalgic appeal.


  • Title: A Field Guide to Wildflowers of Northeastern and North-central North America
  • Publication Date: 1968 First Printing
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
  • ISBN: 0-395-08086
  • Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
  • Pages: 420
  • Dimensions: 8x5x1
  • Language: English
  • Condition: light staining on page edges; wear on dust jacket; name written in pen on the inside page, as shown in the photos. 


This book is not just a guide—it's a piece of history, and it's waiting for someone like you who appreciates both the beauty of wildflowers and the charm of vintage books.


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