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Iowa Native Plants Society Book List

The Iowa Native Plant Society is pleased to provide information on recently published natural history books by INPS members. Two of the books are by Connie Mutel who serves as an INPS board member. Other books are by INPS members including some past board members.

If you are a Society member and have authored a recent book that you would like to add to this list, please contact Dianne Blankenship at or any other board member.


A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Observing Climate Change from a Midwestern Woodland
by Cornelia Mutel

Jewels of the Plains: Wildflowers of the Great Plains Grasslands and Hills
by Claude A. Barr (original was posthumously published in 1983)
Edited by James H. Locklear (incorporating new scientific information including an introduction and supplemental notes)

Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands
by Sylvan T. Runkel and Dean Roosa with photography by Tom Rosburg
A classic back in print with updated photographs.

A Year of Iowa Nature: Discovering Where We Live
by Carl Kurtz

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Timberhill - Chronicle of a Restoration
by Sibylla Brown

A Watershed Year: Anatomy of the Iowa Floods of 2008
Edited by Cornelia F. Mutel

The Emerald Horizon: The History of Nature in Iowa
by Cornelia F. Mutel

Enchanted by Prairie
Photographs by Bill Witt
Essay by Osha Gray Davidson

Deep Nature: Photographs from Iowa
Photographs by Linda Scarth and Robert Scarth
Essay by John Pearson

Wildflowers of Iowa Woodlands, Second Edition
by Sylvan T. Runkel and Alvin F. Bull
Photographs by Larry Stone, Thomas Rosburg, Carl Kurtz, and Linda Scarth and Robert Scarth

Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest, Second Ediition
by Sylvan T. Runkel and Dean M. Roosa
Foreword by John Madson
Photographs by Thomas Rosburg

Augustus Green in the Lair of the Pye-a-Saw
by Thomas G. Lammers
Augustus Green is available at the gift shop at the Des Moines County Historical Society Heritage Center in Burlington, IA.

World Checklist and Bibliography of Campanulaceae
by Thomas G. Lammers