In the Aleutian Islands, wildflowers are king.
Persistent low temperatures mean trees are unable
to thrive, and so swaths of open tundra serve as
the dramatic stage for a stunning variety of flowers.
Wildflowers of Unalaska Island is the only guide
to this flora, covering more than 160 species of
flowering plants in a backpack-friendly book.
Each species is introduced and clearly defined and
is accompanied by a photograph and line drawings.
Many of these plants occur across a wide area of
coastal Alaska—others are unique to the Aleutians.
The introduction includes background on the
unique geologic history, climate, and habitats of the
archipelago to fully round out the user’s appreciation
of the dramatic environment in which these hardy