This comprehensive guidebook provides keys, illustrations, and descriptions that aid identification of the 1,600+ species and varieties of vascular plants growing in west-central Montana. The area covered encompasses Ravalli County and southern Missoula County, and it includes the Bitterroot National Forest and portions of the Lolo National Forest. This guidebook uses a minimum of technical terminology and is intended for use by the public as well as by scientists, foresters, and educators. It may also serve as a model for compilation of similar information in other regions.
Lackschewitz, Klaus. 1991. Vascular plants of west-central Montana-identification guidebook. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-277. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 648 p.