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

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

by Richard Spellenberg
     
 

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

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 family• An introduction to the area's habitats and ecology• A glossary of botanical terms• A primer on plant characteristics and identification

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for first edition: 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762773688
Publisher:
Falcon Guides
Publication date:
04/03/2012
Series:
Wildflower Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,150,984
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Spellenberg is Professor Emeritus of Biology at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He obtained a doctoral degree in botany from the University of Washington in 1968, after which he moved to N.M.S.U. where he has taught since. He has studied plants in western North America during his career, particularly those of the desert Southwest, contributing to numerous technical works on the classification of native plants. In addition has contributed to several books on wildflowers and general ecology directed toward the lay public.

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