Yosemite Wildflower Guide: Sources and Credits
Hurrah for the books listed below! Without their help, I would have had to just make up names for
most of the wildflowers in this guide. Not that I wouldn't have done a better job. Goat's beard?
Who came up with that one, and what illicit native plants were they ingesting just beforehand?
But I digress.
A big thanks to Mary Cary, Joanna Clines, Alison Colwell, and Carolyn Croker
for diverting a few cycles of their enormous brains to the matter of flower
identification. If I managed to get anything right in this guide, it's probably
thanks to their help.
100 Common Wildflowers of Central California, Susan Lamb
An Illustrated Flora of Yosemite National Park, Stephen J. Botti, Illustrated by Walter Sydoriak
Introduction to California Mountain Wildflowers, Philip A. Munz
Introduction to California Spring Wildflowers of the Foothills, Valleys, and Coast, Philip A. Munz
The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California,
Bruce G. Baldwin, Douglas H. Goldman, David J Keil, Robert Patterson, Thomas J. Rosatti, Dieter H. Wilken
The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada, John Muir Laws
National Audubon Society Field Guide to Wildflowers, Western Region, Richard Spellenberg
Sierra Nevada Wildflowers, Elizabeth L. Horn
Sierra Nevada Wildflowers, Karen Wiese
Wildflowers of California, Larry Ulrich and Susan Lamb
Wildflowers of the Sierra Nevada and the Central Valley, Laird R. Blackwell
Wildflowers of Yosemite, Lynn & Jim Wilson and Jeff Nicholas
Yosemite Wildflowers App
Judy and Barry Breckling
These websites are also helpful resources for Yosemite wildflower identification: