Hiker's Guide to Trailside Plants in Hawaii, A
Knowing how to identify trailside plants, and learning their historical uses and associated legends will greatly enrich your hiking experience. In A Hikers Guide to Trailside Plants, author John B. Hall introduces you to many of the species both native and non-native that you are likely to encounter on Hawaiis trails.
For easy reference, plants in this handy book have been divided into the following climatic zones: Coastal, Dry Forest, Mesic Forest, Wet Forest, and Alpine. Each color-coded zone is further subdivided into Herbs, Shrubs, Trees, Vines, Ferns, and Miscellaneous. Along the way, the author points out notable features leaf shape, flower color, and even taste that will help you identify each plant.