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Wild Plants of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Area: A Field Guide to Trees, Shrubs, and Wildflowers

ISBN: 9781737327127
Binding: Paperback
Author: Hugh McTavish
Pages: 344
Trim: 4 x 6 inches
Published: 05/11/2023

A field guide that allows you to easily identify wild plants of the Twin Cities are and the upper Midwest generally, including southern and central Minnesota, northern Illinois, Iowa, and southern Wisconsin.

  • New key system that begins with leaf characteristics, allowing you to identify most plants even when they do not have flowers.
  • Over 250 species, including all trees that grow wild in the Twin Cities area and the large majority of wildflowers.
  • Limited to plants that grow wild in the Twin Cities area, making it easier to identify plants by not having to search through species that do not grow here.


Hugh McTavish is a Ph.D. biochemist and a patent attorney. He is not a professional botanist, but he has had a lifelong love of nature and the outdoors and a lifelong hobby of wild plant identification.