Plant ID References

Wyoming Vascular and Nonvascular Plant Identification References

References for identifying Wyoming vascular plants are listed below, drawing from printed material across the state and the region. The list below includes all references cited on the Rocky Mountain Herbarium homepage with minor additions and updates, plus a separate non-technical section. Information on the sources for ordering these publications is presented at the end. The list includes internet postings as well as books no longer in print that are available through public libraries and used book sellers. The audience includes anyone from taxonomists and other researchers who might not be familiar with the Wyoming literature, to ranchers, educators, extension agents, and native plant gardeners with wild interests.

Wyoming Non-Technical Vascular Plant Identification References

Reference Plants Media Graphic Source
Duft, J.F. and R.K. Moseley. 1989. Alpine wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains. Mountain Press Publishing Company, Missoula, MT. ISBN 0-87842-238-2 Alpine Book, PB Photo Publ.
Harrington, H.D. and L.W. Swallow. 1957. How to Identify Plants. Swallow Press, Chicago, IL. General Book, HC Illustr. CONPS
Harris, J.G. and M.W. Harris. 2001, 2nd ed. Plant identification terminology. An illustrated glossary. Spring Lake Publishing, Spring Lake, UT. General Book, HC Illustr. Not in print
Harrington, H.D. 1967. Edible Native Plants of the Rocky Mountains. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. Edible Book, PB Illustr. CONPS
Harrington, H.D. 1977. How to Identify Grasses and Grass-like Plants. Swallow Press, Chicago, IL. Grasses Book, PB Illustr. CONPS
Harrison, O.C. 2010. Wildflowers of Star Valley and the Tri-Basin Country. Artistic Printing Company. Copyright by the author, Salt Lake City, UT. Wildflowers Book, PB Photo Publ.
Jensen, E. 1987. Flowers of Wyoming Big Horn Mountains and Big Horn Basin. Basin, WY. General Book, PB Photo Not in print
Kershaw, L.J., A. MacKinnon, and J. Pojar. 1998. Plants of the Rocky Mountains. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton, AB. General Book, PB Photo CONPS
Kindscher, K. 1992. Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie. Univ. Press of Kansas, Lawrence. Medicin. Book, PB Illustr. CONPS
Larson, G.E. and J.R. Johnson. 1999. Plants of the Black Hills and Bear Lodge Mountains. South Dakota State University College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences & South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, Brookings, SD. ISBN 0-913062-05-7 Flora Book, PB Photo SD Ext. Ser.
Nelson, R. A. and R.L. Williams. 1992, 4th ed. Handbook of Rocky Mountain Plants. Roberts Rinehart Publishers, Niwot, CO. ISBN 0-911797-96-3 General Book, PB Illustr. Publ.
Phillips, H. W. 1999. Central Rocky Mountain Wildflowers. Falcon Publ. Co., Helena, MT. General Book, PB Photo Publ.
Rice, P.M. INVADERS Database System. Div. Biol. Sci.., Univ. Montana, Missoula. Posted at: http://invader.dbs.umt.edu/ Weed map Internet Distrib. NA
Schreier, C. 1996. A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains. Homestead Publ., Moose, WY. General Book, PB Photo Publ.
Shaw, R.J. 1981, 2nd ed. Plants of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Wheelright Press, Salt Lake City, UT. ISBN 0-937512-02-8 General Book, PB Photo Not in print
States, D. and J. States. 2004. Wildflowers of Wyoming. Mountain Press Publishing Company, Missoula, MT. General Book, PB Photo Publ.
Stubbendieck, J.S., S.L. Hatch and C.H. Butterfield. 1997. North American Range Plants. Univ. Nebraska Press, Lincoln. General Book, PB Illustr. Publ.
Taylor, R.J. 1990. Northwest Weeds. Mountain West Publishing Company, Missoula, MT. ISBN 0-87842-249-8 Weeds Book, PB Photo WY Weed C.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. 2012+. PLANTS Identification. Posted electronically at: http://npdc.usda.gov/technical/plantid_wetland_mono.html Flora Internet Sel. Illust. NA
USDI Bur. Land Management – Wyoming http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/pcp/communities.html General Internet Photo NA
Van Bruggen, T. 1983. Wildflowers, Grasses and Other Plants of the Northern Plains and Black Hills. Badlands Natural History Assoc., Interior, SD. ISBN 0-912410-05-1 General Book, PB Photo Publ.
Wingate, J.L. 1990. Rocky Mountain Flower Finder. Nature Study Guide, Rochester, NY. General Booklet Illustr. CONPS
Wingate, J.L. and L. Yeats. 1995. Alpine Flower Finder. Nature Study Guide, Rochester NY. General Booklet Illustr. CONPS
Wyoming Weed Handbook, Ser. 1-55 Series. Wyoming Weed and Pest Council. Images also available individually as postcards Weeds Booklet Photo WY Weed C.

Wyoming Technical Vascular Plant Identification References

Reference Plants Media Graphic Source
Barkley, T. M., ed. 1977. Atlas of the Flora of the Great Plains. Iowa State Univ. Press, Ames. ISBN 0-8138-0135-4 Flora map Book, HC None Not in print
Beetle, A.A. and K.L. Johnson. 1982 (repr.1996). Sagebrush in Wyoming. Bull. 779, Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Wyoming. Laramie. Sagebrush Book, PB Photo WY Ext. Serv.
Cronquist, A., A. H. Holmgren, N. H. Holmgren, and J. L. Reveal. 1972. Intermountain Flora. Vol. 1, Hafner Publ. Co. Flora Book, HC Illustr. CONPS
Cronquist, A., A. H. Holmgren, N. H. Holmgren, J. L. Reveal, and P. K. Holmgren. 1977. Intermountain Flora. Vol. 6, Columbia University Press, New York. Flora Book, HC Illustr. CONPS
Cronquist, A., A. H. Holmgren, N. H. Holmgren, J. L. Reveal, and P. K. Holmgren. 1984-1994. Intermountain Flora. Vols. 3B, 4, 5, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx. Flora Book, HC Illustr. CONPS
Cronquist, A., N. H. Holmgren, and P. K. Holmgren. 1997. Intermountain Flora. Vol. 3A, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx. Flora Book, HC Illustr. CONPS
Dorn, R.D. 1977. Flora of the Black Hills. Publ. by the authors, Cheyenne, WY. Flora Book, PB None RM
Dorn, R.D. 2001. Vascular Plants of Wyoming, 3rd ed. Mountain West Publ., Cheyenne, WY. Flora Book, PB None RM, CONPS
Dorn, R.D. 2010. The genus Salix in North America North of Mexico. Published independently at: http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/the-genus-salix-in-north-america-north-of-mexico/6517733 Willows Book or CD Photo on-line
Evert, E.F. 2010. Vascular Plants of the Greater Yellowstone Area: Annotated Catalog and Atlas. Published by Erwin Evert, Park Ridge, IL. Flora Book, PB Maps RM
Fertig, W., C. Refsdal, and J. Whipple. 1994. Wyoming Rare Plant Field Guide. Wyoming Rare Plant Technical Committee, Cheyenne. Rare species Book, PB Illustr. Photo BLM – WY
Fertig, W. and S. Markow. 2001. Guide to the willows of Shoshone National Forest. USDA FS Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GRTR-83. Rocky Mountain Research Station, Ft. Collins, CO. Willow Booklet Illustr USFS
Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds. 1993+. Flora of North America North of Mexico. 8+ volumes. New York, NY. Flora Book, HC Illustr. CONPS
Great Plains Flora Association. 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. Univ. Kansas Press, Lawrence, KS. ISBN 0-7006-0295-X Flora Book, HC None CONPS
Hartman, R.L. and B.E. Nelson. Atlas of the Flora of Wyoming. Rocky Mountain Herbarium, University of Wyoming, Laramie. Posted at: http://www.rmh.uwyo.edu/ Flora map Internet None NA
Hartman, R.L. and B.E. Nelson. A Checklist of the Flora of Wyoming. Rocky Mountain Herbarium, University of Wyoming, Laramie. Posted at: http://www.rmh.uwyo.edu/ Flora checklist Internet None NA
Hitchcock, C. L. and A. Cronquist. 1973. Flora of the Pacific Northwest. Univ. of Washington Press, Seattle. ISBN 0-295-95273-3 Flora Book, HC Illustr. Publ.
Hitchcock, C. L., A. Cronquist, M. Ownbey, and J. W. Thompson. 1955-1969. Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest. 5 vols., Univ. Washington Press, Seattle. Flora Book, HC Illustr. Publ.
Hurd, E.G., N.L. Shaw, J. Mastrogiuseppe, L.C. Smithman, and S. Goodrich. 1998. Field Guide to Intermountain Sedges. Rocky Mountain Res. Stn. Gen. Tech.l Report RMRS-GTR-10. Posted electronically at: www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs/rmrs_gtr010.html Sedge Book, PB Internet Illustr., Photo USFS – Ogden
Hurd, E.G., S. Goodrich, and N.L. Shaw. 1994. Field Guide to Intermountain Rushes. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-306. USDA Forest Serv. Intermountain Region, Ogden, UT. Rush Booklet Illustr. USFS – Ogden
Johnston, B.C. 2001. Field Guide to Sedge Species of the Rocky Mountain Region. Pub. R2-RR-01-03. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, Denver, CO. Sedge Book, PB Illustr. USFS – Ft Collins
Nelson, B. E. 1984. Vascular Plants of the Medicine Bow Range. 2nd ed, Jelm Mountain Press, Jelm, WY. Flora Book, PB None Not in print
Rocky Mountain Herbarium. 2012+. RM Specimen Database. Posted electronically at: http://www.rmh.uwyo.edu/
Scott, R.W. 1995. The Alpine Flora of the Rocky Mountains. Vol. 1. The Middle Rockies. The University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City. ISBN 0-87480-482-5 Flora Book, HC Illustr. Publ.
Skinner, Q.D. 2010. A Field Guide to Wyoming Grasses. Education Resources Publishing. Cumming, Georgia.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. 2012+. PLANTS Identification. Posted electronically at: http://npdc.usda.gov/technical/plantid_wetland_mono.html Flora Internet Sel. Illust. NA
Weber, W. A. and R. C. Wittmann. 2012, 4th ed. Colorado Flora: Western Slope. Univ. Press of Colorado, Niwot. ISBN 0-87081-553-9 Flora Book, PB Sel. Illustr. CONPS
Weber, W. A. and R. C. Wittmann. 2012, 4th ed. Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope. Univ. Press of Colorado, Niwot. ISBN 0-87081-552-0 Flora Book, PB Sel. Illustr. CONPS
Weber, W. A. and R. C. Wittmann. 1992. Catalog of the Colorado Flora: A Biodiversity Baseline. Univ. Press of Colorado, Niwot. Flora Book, PB None CONPS
Welsh, S. L., N. D. Atwood, L. C. Higgins, and S. Goodrich, eds. 2008. Utah Flora. 4th ed., Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT. ISBN 0-84252-556-4 Flora Book, HC None Publ.
Wyoming Natural Diversity Database – state plant species abstracts. 1998+. Information on field identification and current status, multiple authors Rare species Internet Illustr., Photo NA

Wyoming Technical Nonvascular Plant Identification References

Reference Plants Media Graphic Source
Eckel, P. 2007. County checklist of the mosses of Wyoming. Res Botanica, a Missouri Botanical Garden Web Site. http://www.mobot.org/plantscience/resbot/1Bryo.htm (August 17, 2007] Mosses Internet None Missouri Botanical Garden
Flowers, S. 1973. (Reprinted in paperback 2001). Mosses: Utah and the West. Edited by A. Holmgren. Brigham Young University Press. Mosses Book, HC, PB Illustr. BYU Press
Weber, W.A. and R.C. Wittmann. 2007. Bryophytes of Colorado – Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts. Pilgrims Process, Inc. Santa Fe, NM. Bryophytes Book, PB Illustr. (limited) Pilgrims Process, Inc.

Sources

Out – Out of print but available through public libraries and used book sellers
BLM – Bureau of Land Management, c/o Jeff Carroll, BLM, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY
CONPS – Colorado Native Plant Society, publications list; available at member rates to WNPS members – for non-CONPS members who need current price list and ordering information contact bheidel@uwyo.edu
Publ – The publisher of the book
RM – Rocky Mountain Herbarium, Botany Dept., Univ. Wyoming, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071-3165.
SD Ext Serv – South Dakota Extension Service, SD Agricultural Experiment Station, Brookings, SD 57007
USFS – USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, 240 W Prospect Rd., Fort Collins, CO 80526; also via internet at http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/main/pubs/pub_lists.html or email (rschneider@fs.fed.us)
WY Ext Serv – Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service, P.O. Box 3354, Laramie, WY 82071-3354
WY Weed C – Wyoming Weed & Pest Council, P.O. Box 728, Douglas, WY 82633