Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast: A Field Guide
by Peter Del Tredici
Peter Del Tredici‘s lushly illustrated field guide to wild urban plants of the northeastern United States is the first of its kind. While it covers the area bounded by Montreal, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Detroit, it is broadly applicable to temperate urban environments across North America. The book covers 222 species that flourish without human assistance or approval. Rather than vilifying such plants as weeds, Del Tredici stresses that it is important to notice, recognize, and appreciate their contribution to the quality of urban life.
Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast: A Field Guide was included in our list of New Books Available in the Library, May 17, 2010.