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Some Common Plants of the Sub-Boreal Spruce Zone

Author(s) or contact(s): J. Pojar, R. Love, D.V. Meidinger, and R.K. Scagel
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Ecology
Series: Land Management Handbook
Other details:  Published 1982. Hardcopy is available.


This guide contains photographs or drawings of 129 of the most common and characteristic native plants (excluding trees) of the Sub-Boreal Spruce Biogeoclimatic Zone of British Columbia. Habitat information in the form of an edatopic grid accompanies each of these species. Nineteen groups of silhouettes composed of 95 plants are included. Forty-five of the species in the silhouette groupings are additional to those pictured in photographs or drawings. A checklist of the known flora of the zone, along with an index of common and scientific names for the species illustrated are provided. The guide is intended primarily for foresters, forest technicians and range managers.

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