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Introduction to California Spring Wildflowers of the Foothills, Valleys, and Coast

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In the spring, California's rolling hills, green valleys, and coastal slopes are colored with wildflowers treasured by both residents and visitors to the state. First published more than forty years ago, this popular guidebook has helped thousands of amateur and intermediate wildflower enthusiasts learn the names of the flowers located in some of the state's loveliest and most accessible areas—from below the yellow pine belt in the Sierra Nevada westward to the coast. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, it is now easier to use and more accurate—the perfect guide to take along on outdoor excursions in California and surrounding regions.

* Includes 244 new color photographs and 102 detailed drawings

* Now describes more than 400 wildflowers emphasizing the species most likely to be encountered in the state today

* Plant descriptions now include more detail, helpful identifying tips, and locales where flowers are likely to be seen

About the Author

Philip A. Munz (1892-1974), of the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden, was Professor of Botany at Pomona College, serving as Dean for three years. Dianne Lake is Rare Plant Committee Cochair and Unusual Plants Coordinator at the California Native Plant Society, East Bay Chapter. Phyllis M. Faber is General Editor of the California Natural History Guides.

Table of Contents

Editors Preface to the New Edition—Phyllis M. Faber

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Introduction to the Plant Communities of California in Spring—Robert Ornduff

Maps of California

Reddish Flowers: Rose to Purplish Red or Brown

Whitish Flowers: White to Pale Cream or Pale Pink or Greenish

Bluish Flowers: Blue to Violet

Yellowish Flowers: Yellow to Orange

Glossary

Art Credits

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520236332
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
California
Editor:
Lake, Dianne
Author:
Burroughs, Carrie
Author:
Ornduff, Robert
Author:
Elsbernd, Karen
Author:
Lake, Dianne
Author:
Munz, Philip A.
Author:
Faber, Phyllis M.
Subject:
Flowers
Subject:
Wild flowers
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Wild flowers -- California.
Subject:
Plants - Flowers
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Nature Studies-Wild Flowers General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised Edition
Series:
California Natural History Guides
Series Volume:
75
Publication Date:
20040329
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
249 color photographs, 80 line illustrat
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
7.63 x 4.75 x 1 in 18 oz

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Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Botany
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Wild Flowers General

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