ABOUT THE TABLE ROCKS

The Table Rocks are a prominent geologic formation and popular hiking spot for young and old in the Rogue Valley
in Southwest Oregon. Over 300 flowering plant species in more than 50 plant families occur here, and 85% are native species. The Table Rocks are the only place in the world  to have the threatened dwarf wooly meadowfoam, Limnanthes pumila ssp. pumila, seen top left.

ABOUT ME

I am a retired physician and amateur botanist and photographer. In 2002 I set out on a project to identify and photograph all the flowers on the Table Rocks. 

This book is the result of that project: many hikes in all seasons and weather (including a few attempts with a broken ankle, some with a broken wrist), courses in plant taxonomy and keying, classes on Adobe Photoshop, many frustrating hours on the computer trying to learn Adobe PageMaker, and for the revision, CS InDesign.  Still, the many hours spent hiking the Table Rocks and studying flowers under the microscope increased my appreciation of the awesome beauty, complexity, and diversity of flowers. With this book I hope to share this with others.

dwarf wooly meadowfoam
 (Limnanthes  pumila ssp. pumila)
chicory (Cichorium intybus)
silverleaf phacelia (Phacelia hastata)
strawberry flower (Hespirochiron pumilus)
FLOWERS OF THE TABLE ROCKS
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