July 9, 2009
Written by: Barbara Brannon
Signed copies of the book will be available during Lady Bird Johnson Tribute Day, July 26 in Austin.
Texas Tech University Press recently published a field guide to Texas wildflowers just in time for the summer.
LaShara J. Nieland and Willa F. Finley, co-authors of “Lone Star Wildflowers: A Guide to Texas Flowering Plants,” will sign copies of their book as part of Lady Bird Johnson Tribute Day at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
Lady Bird Johnson Tribute Day is 1 to 4 p.m. July 26 at the wildflower center at 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin. Admission to the center is free all day.
From the Panhandle canyons to the islands of South Texas, from the eastern Pineywoods to the farthest reaches of the arid Trans-Pecos, some 5,000 species dot Texas’ 268,820 square miles. Each spring, locals and visitors revel in the color palettes and variety of the many species of Texas wildflowers. Now "Lone Star Wildflowers" offers easy identification through color grouping and a wealth of insight.
Nieland and Finley, Texas natives who have worked together on wildflower research and school presentations since their college days at Abilene Christian University, developed their easy-to-follow guidebook after years of experience in teaching secondary school science students how to recognize and appreciate Texas wildflower species. Through their experiences, they observed that flower enthusiasts could most easily identify flowers by color groupings.
For more information about "Lone Star Wildflowers" including publicity materials, visit the Lonestar Wildflowers Web site.
Texas Tech University Press (TTUP) publishes a variety of titles each year ranging from nonfiction titles in natural history and the natural sciences to works in costume and textile history and all aspects of the Great Plains and the American west especially biography, history, memoir and travel. The press also publishes fiction, young adult and childrens titles, a mystery series and an annual poetry selection.