Mozingo presents the life histories of more than sixty species of both common and unusual shrubs, and discusses how shrubs grow, reproduce, and adapt to the extreme weather conditions that are part of daily life in the Great Basin. Drawings by Christine Stetter.
About the Author
Dr. Hugh Mozingo is Professor Emeritus of Botany and former curator of the herbarium at the University of Nevada. The author of the book Threatened and Endangered Plants of Nevada and dozens of journal articles, Mozingo holds graduate degrees from Columbia University and has researched the botany of the Great Basin for over twenty-five years.
Table of ContentsCover Page Title Page Table of Contents Acknowledgments Shrubs in the Great Basin CUPRESSACEAE: Cypress Family Dwarf Juniper EPHEDRACEAE: Jointfir Family Ephedra BERBERIDACEAE: Barberry Family Creeping Barberry FAGACEAE: Beech & Oak Family Bush Chinquapin BETULACEAE: Birch Family Mountain Alder CHENOPODIACEAE: Goosefoot Family Iodine Bush Four-winged Saltbush Shadscale Torrey Saltbush Saltsage Winterfat Spiny Hopsage Green Molly Greasewood Desert Blite POLYGONACEAE: Buckwheat Family Kearney's Buckwheat Great Basin Buckwheat Rock Buckwheat TAMARICACEAE: Tamarisk Family Tamarisk SALICACEAE: Willow Family Coyote Willow BRASSICACEAE: Mustard Family Bush Peppergrass ERICACEAE: Heath Family Greenleaf Manzanita Western Blueberry GROSSULARIACEAE: Currant & Gooseberry Family Western Golden Currant Wax Currant Plateau Gooseberry ROSACEAE: Rose Family Western Serviceberry Littleleaf Mountain-Mahogany Fern Bush Blackbrush Cliffrose Ocean Spray Dwarf Ninebark Desert Peach Bitter Cherry Bitterbrush Wild Rose FABACEAE: Pea Family Smokebush ELAEAGNACEAE: Oleaster Family Silver Buffaloberry CORNACEAE: Dogwood Family American Dogwood CELASTRACEAE: Bittersweet Family Spiny Greasebush RHAMNACEAE: Buckthorn Family Tobacco Brush Sierra Coffeeberry ACERACEAE: Maple Family Dwarf Maple ANACARDIACEAE: Sumac Family Squawbush SOLANACEAE: Tomato Family Shockley's Desert Thorn POLEMONIACEAE: Phlox Family Prickly Phlox LAMIACEAE: Mint Family Purple Sage CAPRIFOLIACEAE: Honeysuckle Family Twinberry Elderberry Snowberry ASTERACEAE: Aster Family Dwarf Sagebrush Silver Sagebrush Bud Sagebrush Big Sagebrush Littleleaf Brickellbush Rubber Rabbitbrush Parry's Rabbitbrush Green Rabbitbrush Snakeweed White Burrobush Gray Horsebrush Littleleaf Horsebrush Cotton Horsebrush Indian Names for Great Basin Shrubs Bibliography Index About the Authors