Wildflowers of Utah’s Colorado Plateau

by Deborah J. Clark


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Photography by Thomas Clark
Illustrations by Patricia Hansen

Wildflowers of Utah’s Colorado Plateau is an essential field guide designed to help plant lovers identify native wildflowers and shrubs throughout southern Utah.  This book contains descriptions of 232 species (over 40 that are endemic species not addressed in other field guides), 238 color photographs, 83 line drawings, and an illustrated glossary. It is a must-have companion while exploring the trails and backcountry of: 

  • Arches National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Zion National Park
  • Bears Ears National Monument
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument
  • Natural Bridges National Monument
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Details included for each species: 

  • How to identify
  • Habitat
  • Flowering time
  • Locations in southern Utah
  • Historic information
  • Medicinal uses by both Native nations and pioneers
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Publication Date

March 15, 2021


5 x 7.5

The Author

Deborah J. Clark

Deborah J. Clark

Deborah Clark, the author of Wildflowers of Utah's Colorado Plateau, spent twenty years in the Capitol Reef and Bears Ears areas searching for and identifying native plants. For much of that time, she served as the interagency botanist for the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park Service. She was the project leader for an interagency rare plant team that conducted surveys within and around Capitol Reef National Park for rare and federally listed plant species. Through this job, she was able to explore much of the backcountry of Capitol Reef and surrounding lands while surveying for rare and endemic plant species.