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The Mount Shasta Wildflowers: A Field Guide book and fine art prints are perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for your sweetheart who loves flowers, hiking, or spending time in the natural world.

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Mount Shasta Wildflowers is a unique field guide featuring the historic wildflower paintings of Edward Stuhl on Mount Shasta in far northern California. Five of the popular paintings are also available as fine art prints and posters.

In the early part of the 20th Century, an Austrian naturalist and artist, Edward Stuhl, lived and worked around Mount Shasta, California. Ed made it a life-long pursuit to paint the wildflowers found on the mountain. Working with the available literature, Ed was able to scientifically identify the plants he was painting. In doing so, Ed recorded 189 species of plants, painted them vividly, and labeled them with both their scientific and common names.

Now these paintings are reproduced in a field guide format with updated scientific and common names. The book makes it easy to identify local flowers. The paintings are reproduced, each on its own page with a description, and there are identification keys and tables, a visual index based on flower color, an illustrated glossary, and a complete index. In addition, the book includes a modern plant list of all the vascular plants on Mount Shasta that occur above 5,000 feet.

The book was created by Jane Cohn, Linda Freeman, Ken Goehring, and Michael Zanger. The original paintings, housed at the Meriam Library in Chico, California, were digitally scanned for the library’s online collection. These are reprinted in this book with permission from the library.