Iowa Alumni Magazine | June 2008 | Reviews

Lady's-slippers in Your Pocket and Ladies'-tresses in Your Pocket by Paul Martin Brown

By IAM Staff
Lady's-slippers in Your Pocket and Ladies'-tresses in Your Pocket by Paul Martin Brown University of Iowa Press

The latest two handy, laminated nature guides from the UI Press take a close look at some of America's most common and striking flowers—orchids.

In Lady's-slippers in Your Pocket, orchid expert Brown provides a photographic guide and key information about the 12 species, two varieties, and six hybrids that occur in all but two U.S. states and one territory. Ladies'-tresses in Your Pocket presents a roundup of the genus Spiranthes, the second-largest group of orchids.