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Publisher Comments:

"I am impressed with the attractive format, the excellent color photographs, and the simplified, workable keys to family and genus."—Edwin A. Phillips, Emeritus Professor of Botany, Pomona College and the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden

"These fine photographs and clear explanations of plant families, genera, and species will entice the amateur botanist lucky enough to be exploring the California deserts and their wildflowers."—David M. Gates, Professor Emeritus of Biology and former Director, Biological Station, University of Michigan

"This beautifully conceived book not only provides an outstanding introduction to the magnificent wildflowers that carpet California's deserts in years with sufficient rainfall, it does so in a way that skillfully introduces users to plant families and genera and thus gives them a foundation of understanding plants wherever they find them."—Peter Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden

"[This] is an easy-to-use work that can serve equally well as a stand-alone guide to a casual day trip or, for more advanced botanists, as a practical companion to the Jepson Manual."—John N. Trager, Curator of Desert Collections, Huntington Botanical Gardens

Synopsis:

This easy-to-use guide to the most visible families of California desert flowers includes family and genus keys, color photographs of nearly 300 species, and a wealth of diagrams. Created as a primer on identification to family and genus, California Desert Flowers takes readers to a new level of understanding and appreciation of wildflower relationships and their habitats and adaptations.

About the Author

Sia Morhardt is Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at Pitzer College. J. Emil Morhardt is Roberts Professor of Environmental Biology and Director of the Roberts Environmental Center at Claremont McKenna College. He is the author of Clean, Green and Read All Over: Ten Rules for Effective Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Reporting (2002).

Table of Contents

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

ACANTHACEAE

ASCLEPIADACEAE

ASTERACEAE (COMPOSITAE)

BIGNONIACEAE

BORAGINACEAE

BRASSICACEAE (CRUCIFERAE)

CACTACEAE

CAPPARACEAE

CUCURBITACEAE

FABACEAE (LEGUMINOSAE)

FOUQUIERIACEAE

HYDROPHYLLACEAE

KRAMERIACEAE

LAMIACEAE (LABIATAE)

LILIACEAE

LOASACEAE

MALVACEAE

NYCTAGINACEAE

ONAGRACEAE

PAPAVERACEAE

ROSACEAE

SCROPHULARIACEAE

SOLANACEAE

ZYGOPHYLLACEAE

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHS

ANNOTATED REFERENCES

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520240032
Author:
Morhardt, Sia
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Morhardt, Emil
Author:
Morhardt, J. Emil
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
General
Subject:
Angiosperms
Subject:
Desert plants
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Subject:
Angiosperms - California
Subject:
Desert plants -- California.
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Botany-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Phyllis M. Faber Books
Series Volume:
no. 68
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 color photographs, 45 line illustrat
Pages:
295
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 0.75 in 29 oz

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This easy-to-use guide to the most visible families of California desert flowers includes family and genus keys, color photographs of nearly 300 species, and a wealth of diagrams. Created as a primer on identification to family and genus, California Desert Flowers takes readers to a new level of understanding and appreciation of wildflower relationships and their habitats and adaptations.
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