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

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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)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction1
North American Deserts1
The Sonoran Desert3
The Origin of the Sonoran Desert4
How Plants Do It on the Desert9
Keeping Cool on the Desert12
Protecting That Tasty Morsel14
From Seedling to Seed17
Adapt or Lose the Race18
You Are Invited18
How to Use This Guide19
Classifying and Naming Plants21
Examining the Plant for Identification22
Warning29
Enjoy!29
White Flowers33
Pink and Purple Flowers73
Blue Flowers119
Green Flowers135
Yellow Flowers147
Red and Orange Flowers211
Glossary228
Additional Reading234
Index236
About the Author247

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