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A Guide to Plants of the Northern Chihuahuan Desert

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The Chihuahuan desert is the second largest in North America and its northern, or United States, portion occupies southeastern Arizona, southern New Mexico, and Texas west of the Pecos River. Hot, dry, and windy, the desert is home to a unique community of plants that have adapted to its harsh environment.

Visitors to the area will find this volume a practical identification guide, offering descriptions of seventy-five representative species of northern Chihuahuan Desert plants. Each illustrated profile includes the plant's common and Latin name and a brief description, as well as its role in human history, its relationship to the surrounding flora and fauna, medicinal uses, nutritional value, habitat, toxicity, and other interesting facts.

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Each illustrated profile in this guide includes the plant's common and Latin name and a brief description, as well as its role in human history, its relationship to the surrounding flora and fauna, medicinal uses, nutritional value, habitat, toxicity, and other interesting facts.

About the Author

Carolyn Dodson is retired from the faculty of the libraries of the University of New Mexico and has taught wildflower identification classes in the UNM Continuing Education Division for twenty-five years. She coauthored Central New Mexico Gardens (with the Native Plant Society) and Mountain Wildflowers of the Southern Rockies (with William W. Dunmire). Robert DeWitt Ivey is an eminent New Mexico botanist and author of the acclaimed Flowering Plants of New Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826350213
Author:
Dodson, Carolyn
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Author:
Ivey, Robert DeWitt
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Environment.
Subject:
New mexico
Subject:
Southwest
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Botany-General
Subject:
Nature Studies-Botany
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
101 color photographs, 87 drawings, 1 ma
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Botany » Deserts
Science and Mathematics » Botany » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Botany

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