Identification of Wildflowers
Stephen G. Saupe
College of St. Benedict/St. John�s University
(this handout was prepared for a
presentation to Master Gardener's)
A. Field Guides:
Among the excellent guides to wildflower identification are:
Booth & J. H. Zimmerman. 1978. Wildflowers and Weeds. Fireside Books.
Ladd, D and F
Oberle. 1995. Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers. Falcon, Helena, MT.
Moyle, J. and
Moyle. 2001. Northland Wild Flowers: A Guide for the Minnesota Region.
Revised Edition. Univ. of Minnesota Press.
1977. Newcomb's Wildflower Guide. Little, Brown and Company, NY.
and M McKenny. 1968. A Field Guide to Wildflowers. Houghton
Roosa. 1989. Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest.
Iowa State University Press.
Vance, FR, JR
Jowsey & JS McLean. 1984. Wildflowers of the Northern Great Plains.
Univ. of Minnesota Press.
B. Web Sites:
Gleason, HA and
A Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United
States and Adjacent Canada. 2nd edition. New York Botanical
1969. Spring Flora of Minnesota. University of Minnesota Press,
Mpls (and UM Department of Botany).
D. Using the
requires understanding of floral/fruit structures
insert diagrams here
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