Sonoran Desert Wildflowers: A Field Guide to the Common Wildflowers of the Sonoran Desert

Sonoran Desert Wildflowers: A Field Guide to the Common Wildflowers of the Sonoran Desert

by Richard Spellenberg
     
 

Sonoran Wildflowers is the ultimate field guide to wildflowers of North America's most biologically diverse desert, which straddles the Gulf of California between the Baja Peninsula and northwestern Sonora and stretches north into California and Arizona. Packed with vivid color photos and informative text, this valuable reference will help you identify and

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Sonoran Wildflowers is the ultimate field guide to wildflowers of North America's most biologically diverse desert, which straddles the Gulf of California between the Baja Peninsula and northwestern Sonora and stretches north into California and Arizona. Packed with vivid color photos and informative text, this valuable reference will help you identify and appreciate the varied flora of this vast region's six different climates.
This easy-to-use guide features: a tough, water-resistant cover and extra-durable binding, made to withstand vigorous field use; detailed descriptions and color photos of more than 300 plants; an introduction to the habitats and ecology of the Sonoran Desert; a primer on plant characteristics; a glossary of botanical terms.
Sonoran Desert Wildflowers is perfect for the novice and expert wildflower enthusiast alike. Whether you are lucky enough to spot the inconspicuous blooms of Devil's Spineflower or the spectacular Desert Mariposa, this guide will enhance your next journey into the remarkable Sonoran Desert.

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This durable paperback is a field guide to the 300 most common wildflowers of the Sonoran Desert. Written by Dr. Richard Spellenberg, professor emeritus of biology at New Mexico State University, Sonoran Desert Flowers contains detailed descriptions; information about bloom season and range; and interesting facts about each plant. Three hundred color photographs make this book an ideal companion for trips to state and national parks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762711369
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
A Falcon Guide Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author

Las Cruces, New Mexico resident Richard Spellenberg has a doctoral degree in botany and is Professor Emeritus of Biology at New Mexico State University. He has studied plants in western North America, particularly those of the desert Southwest, contributing to technical classification works and several books on wildflowers and general ecology.

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