Wild Plants of the Sierra Nevada

Wild Plants of the Sierra Nevada

by Ray S. Vizgirdas, Edna M. Rey-Vizgirdas
     
 

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The Sierra Nevada of California and Nevada is the longest continuous mountain range in the United States. It contains over 50 percent of California's total flora, approximately 405 plant taxa endemic to the Sierra, and 218 taxa that are considered rare. Wild Plants of the Sierra Nevada offers a comprehensive inventory of the flora of the entire range. The authors

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The Sierra Nevada of California and Nevada is the longest continuous mountain range in the United States. It contains over 50 percent of California's total flora, approximately 405 plant taxa endemic to the Sierra, and 218 taxa that are considered rare. Wild Plants of the Sierra Nevada offers a comprehensive inventory of the flora of the entire range. The authors describe the natural history and ecology of the Sierra Nevada in terms of plant communities and life zones, and outline the basic principles of ethnobotany, the classification of plants, and the protection of rare species. The plant descriptions are accompanied by line drawings of each major species, and there are a number of "quick keys" to help readers differentiate between similar species.

Wild Plants of the Sierra Nevada is the first complete summary of the flora of one of the richest and most diverse botanical regions of North America. The book is a useful reference guide for botanists, hikers, outdoors aficionados, and readers interested in the traditional uses of native plants.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874177893
Publisher:
University of Nevada Press
Publication date:
09/15/2009
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
392,427
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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