Wild Flowers of North Carolina

Second Edition

By William S. Justice, C. Ritchie Bell, Anne H. Lindsey

Wild Flowers of North Carolina

376 pp., 5.5 x 8.5, 553 color and 6 b&w illus., 6 tables, 1 chart, appends., bibl., index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5597-3
    Published: May 2005

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This classic botanical handbook, originally compiled by the late William S. Justice and C. Ritchie Bell, pairs hundreds of color photographs with descriptions of the wild flowers and flowering trees, shrubs, vines, herbs, and weeds found in North Carolina and many other eastern states, from Delaware to Georgia. Entries include information on habitat, range, size, months of bloom, and features for identification. For this new edition, Bell and Anne H. Lindsey have included 100 additional species and expanded the information in previous entries to address developments in the field of plant conservation, providing comments on endangered and protected species, medicinal uses, the cultivation of species in a wild garden, and the commercial availability of nursery-grown natives.

About the Authors

The late William S. Justice, a well-known photographer and field botanist, practiced medicine in Asheville, North Carolina.
For more information about William S. Justice, visit the Author Page.

C. Ritchie Bell, professor emeritus of botany at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and founder of the North Carolina Botanical Garden, is coauthor of Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas and Florida Wild Flowers and Roadside Plants.
For more information about C. Ritchie Bell, visit the Author Page.

Anne H. Lindsey and her husband C. Ritchie Bell, are owners of Laurel Hill Press, which produces natural history guides, videos, and DVDs.
For more information about Anne H. Lindsey, visit the Author Page.


"It's great to see this old friend of a book out in a fresh, expanded edition, because the copy I have is getting ragged. . . . Along with this spiffy new book comes information about 100 additional species of wildflowers . . . and lots of charts that help tell the story of our amazing palette of wild flowers."—Charlotte Observer

"A botanical bonanza."—Our State

"A model for any state field guide."—New Yorker

"An invaluable source of information. . . . Deserves space on the bookshelves of all naturalist and plant lovers."—Southern Pines Pilot

"An excellent and extensive guide for amateurs, students, and teachers, who will find it a pleasure to read."—CHOICE

"A one-word description of the photographs would be 'gorgeous.'"—Nashville Banner