Plants of Arizona, 2nd

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Plants of Arizona is the only complete guide to the rich and unique flora of the Grand Canyon State. From deserts to mountaintops, grasslands and chaparral, this handy volume enables both amateur and professional to quickly and accurately identify Arizona plants— from ferns to cacti, wildflowers to trees. • Descriptive text that includes blooming period, elevation, and habitat for more than 900 species organized by color and family• Plant characteristics in easy-to-understand terms, not technical jargon• Notes ...

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Overview

Plants of Arizona is the only complete guide to the rich and unique flora of the Grand Canyon State. From deserts to mountaintops, grasslands and chaparral, this handy volume enables both amateur and professional to quickly and accurately identify Arizona plants— from ferns to cacti, wildflowers to trees. • Descriptive text that includes blooming period, elevation, and habitat for more than 900 species organized by color and family• Plant characteristics in easy-to-understand terms, not technical jargon• Notes that include ethnobotanical uses, history, and other interesting facts• Glossary of botanical terms

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"The excellent photographs and comprehensive nature of this guide fill an important niche in Arizona flora." —Kathy Warren, former botanist at Grand Canyon National Park "A valuable asset for the Arizona resident and visitor interested in the identification of our great variety of plants." —Philip D. Jenkins, assistant curator, University of Arizona Arboretum
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762770359
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/20/2012
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 684,397
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne Orth Epple (author) is the author of eleven books. She and her husband, Lewis Epple, spent five years photographing, researching, and writing about the 900 plants in this guide. Anne is a retired flower show judge, lecturer, and award-winning flower designer. They live in Mesa, Arizona. John Wiens (reviser) graduated college with a BS in Ag Science slanted heavily towards horticulture and botany. He has worked in the botany department at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum since 1985. He was involved in the creation of the Ironwood Forest National Monument in 2000. He has assisted in editing and has been published in multiple botanical books (such as Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and Conservation in Northern Mexico; Desert Gardens, a Photographic Tour of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum) and journals, including Madroño, Sonorensis, and The Plant Press. He lives in Tucson with his wife, Julie.

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