Wildflowers and Ferns of Indiana Forests

A Field Guide

by Michael A. Homoya

Foreword by Marion T. Jackson

Published by: Indiana University Press

464 Pages, 4.00 x 8.00 x 0.00 in, 520 color illus., 40 b&w illus., 2 maps

  • Paperback
  • 9780253223258
  • Published: November 2011


This beautifully illustrated guide identifies nearly 300 common plants in Indiana's most prominent ecosystem—the Eastern Deciduous Forest. For ease of identification, the plants are arranged by flower color or growth form, providing a convenient way to distinguish a great majority of plants in any given woodland. Generous treatment is given to all major vascular plant groups of the forest, such as wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, trees, grasses, and sedges. Michael A. Homoya not only helps with identification, but also offers information on a plant's habitat, flowering period, familial relationships, biology, and connections to Indiana. For the garden enthusiast and habitat restorer, there is a section on landscaping and natural community restoration using native forest plants.

A portion of the proceeds from each sale of this book go to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for land protection and stewardship.