As the weather cools down, you'll be seeing fewer and fewer, but many of Utah's wildflowers are still in bloom. And if you've been on one of our local heights during the height of the season, you know just how amazing they are.
If you'd like to learn about those flowers or just find the trails and locations with the greatest abundance, take a look at Wildflowers of the Mountain West, by Richard M. Anderson, Jay Dee Gunnell and Jerry L. Goodspeed.
This book is an easy guide for general plant enthusiasts who have little to no botanical knowledge and is useful for hiking in Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico.
Wildflowers is organized by flower color and it contains the common and scientific name, a description of typical characteristics, habitat information and distribution maps, look-alike species, color photographs and other informative tidbits.
Each entry also includes line drawings to help illustrate parts of the flower, shapes and arrangements.
This book also has a quick search key in case the colors weren’t easy enough, a glossary of common botanical terms and an index and could be yours.
We're giving away a copy! To enter, just leave a comment below telling us your favorite local hike.
Make sure you leave your email address in the designated field when you leave the comment or you will not win. The winner will be notified via email on Friday, Sept. 21