Senior Project Advisor
Helfield, James M.
This guide is an expanded version of a booklet designed to help students identify native plants in western Washington. It has been expanded to include invasive and ruderal taxa commonly found in riparian areas. The purpose of this guide is to provide practical help for identifying plant families, and to facilitate a basic understanding of plant morphology. By observing morphological characteristics such as leaf arrangement and structure, the user can narrow an unidentified species down to the family level. Because this book does not go to the species level, it is meant to be used as a companion to other identification guides such as Pojar and Mackinnon’s (2004) Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast.
Hayward, Maggie; Tuxill, John D.; and Helfield, James M., "Quick Guide to Plant Families of Western Washington" (2019). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 121.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Plants--Identification; Plants--Washington (State), Western--Guidebooks
Washington (State), Western
student projects; term papers
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