"By refreshing the great botanical legacy of Hitchcock, Kruckeberg, Denton, and their ilk with contemporary knowledge and nomenclature, the authors have created a clear and handsome volume of immense conservation importance for our time and for the challenging times to come. What we manage to save of our rich floristic heritage may be largely thanks to this book and its contributors."
-Robert Michael Pyle, author of The Butterflies of Cascadia
"This book succeeds as a current reference for the plants across Washington State. . . . every botanist in Washington State and the Northwest is likely to want a copy . . ."
"This guide . . . will undoubtedly prove invaluable to botanists, advanced students, and amateurs in Washington and other states in the Pacific Northwest."
-Maren Williams, American Reference Books Annual, Volume 43 2012
"This book is an authoritative guide to the rare wild plants of Washington, and destined to become a classic."
-Adele Kleine, Chicago Botanical Garden, February 2012
"This important resource will primarily benefit individuals looking for or studying these species in the field, but would also be valuable to libraries in the region as a reference book for undergraduates or graduate students studying rare plants. Summing up: Highly recommended."
-Choice, August 2011
"A richly illustrated journey across our state's diverse floral habitats."
"The book is certainly an aid for serious botanists and photographers, as well as rare plant monitors and land managers, who regularly venture into Washington's wild places."
-Bulletin of the Native Plant Society of Oregon