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    This field guide -- designed for use by people with minimal botanical training -- is an identification aid for nearly 200 plant species having ecological indicator value in northern Idaho forest habitat types. It contains line drawings, simplified taxonomic descriptions , characteristics tables, conspectuses, and keys. It emphasizes characteristics useful for field identification of many common and special interest plants. This is not a comprehensive taxonomy of northern Idaho flora.

    Please note: This publication is no longer available in print. However, it was reprinted on CD as RMRS-GTR-118. The CD is still available and can be ordered at the e-mail address below.

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    Patterson, Patricia A.; Neiman, Kenneth E.; Tonn, Jonalea K. 1985. Field guide to forest plants of northern Idaho. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-180. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 246 p


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