Common Southwestern Native Plants: An Identification Guide

Common Southwestern Native Plants: An Identification Guide




Combining scientific information and lyrical expression is not an easy task. The authors feel they have succeeded in this book as they bring together 108 woody plants and 38 herbaceous flowering plants common to the Southwest in a pictorial guide for those with limited knowledge of the flora. This book provides a starting point for learning to identify common native plants along trails and byways, as well as plants suitable for landscaping. Using a combination of color photographs, written descriptions and illustrations, one can gain valuable insight into the world of native plants. Common name(s) and scientific names aid in learning more about plant classification. Medicinal uses, plants to attract wildlife, and Spanish common names, where known, are included. Each selection has a detailed description, distribution and habitat information for those wishing to go further with plant identification.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780961994518
Publisher: Mimbres Press
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

About This Book3
Organization of the Photographs9
Color Plates-Woody Plants11
Color Plates-Herbaceous Plants62
Gymnosperms-Cone-bearing Plants75
Angiosperms-Flowering Plants90
Small Trees or Shrubs102
Arborescent Cacti179
Agave and Their Allies185
Illustrated Glossary200
References and Suggested Readings206
Common Names208
Scientific Names212

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