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California Natural History Guides #110: Field Guide to Grasses of California

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Grasses and grasslands are of increasing interest to conservationists, biologists, and gardeners. There are more than 300 species of native California grasses and they are found in almost every climateand#151;from cool, wet forests to hot, dry deserts. Native grasses are also important to land restoration as they improve soil quality, increase water infiltration, and recycle nutrients. Their deep roots can tap soil water, which allows them to stay green year-round and to act as fire buffers around residences. Native grasses also provide vital habitat for many species of insects, birds, reptiles, and mammals. Despite their importance, grasslands remain one of the most underprotected of California's vegetation types, and native grasslands have undergone the greatest percentage loss of any habitat type in the state. Grasses are also among the most difficult plants to identify. Organized alphabetically, Field Guide to Grasses of California covers common native and naturalized grasses and, to help identify them, also features over 180 color illustrations.

About the Author

James P. Smith, Jr. is Professor Emeritus of Botany at Humboldt State University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520275676
Author:
Smith, James P., Jr.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Smith, James P.
Author:
Simpson, Kathy
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Nature Studies-Botany
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
California Natural History Guides
Series Volume:
110
Publication Date:
20140931
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
195 color illustrations, 11 line illustr
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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