Sonoran Desert Wildflowers, 2nd: A Guide to Common Plants

Overview

Sonoran Desert Wildflowers is the ultimate field guide to the wildflowers of North America’s most biologically diverse desert, which stretches from Baja California to southern California and east to Arizona. This easy-to-use guide is made to withstand vigorous field use and includes descriptions and photos of nearly 300 plants, an introduction to the habitats and ecology of the Sonoran Desert, a primer on plant characteristics, and a glossary of botanical terms.

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Overview

Sonoran Desert Wildflowers is the ultimate field guide to the wildflowers of North America’s most biologically diverse desert, which stretches from Baja California to southern California and east to Arizona. This easy-to-use guide is made to withstand vigorous field use and includes descriptions and photos of nearly 300 plants, an introduction to the habitats and ecology of the Sonoran Desert, a primer on plant characteristics, and a glossary of botanical terms.

Perfect for the novice and expert alike, Sonoran Desert Wildflowers covers everything from the inconspicuous devil’s spineflower to the spectacular desert mariposa lily, and will enhance your next journey into this remarkable region.
 
• Detailed yet user-friendly descriptions and color photos of nearly 300 plants organized by color and 
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• An introduction to the area’s habitats and ecology
• A glossary of botanical terms
• A primer on plant characteristics and identification

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Sonoran Desert Wildflowers is a "wonderfully practical wildflower book... the best source for Sonoran Desert flora identification... an outstanding field guide... a very successful resource for professionals and amateurs alike." —Robert Farrell, Friends of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762773688
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 4/3/2012
  • Series: Wildflower Series
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 791,307
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Spellenberg holds a doctoral degree in botany and has studied plants in western North America, particularly those of the desert Southwest. Now retired from New Mexico State University, he has contributed to many technical articles and several books on wildflowers and general vegetation. 

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