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Wildflowers of California: A Month-By-Month Guide

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In this photograph-driven field guide to Californiaand#8217;s spectacular wildflowers, Laird R. Blackwell expertly provides several ways to find them in bloom: by month, by place, and by flower. The month-by-month descriptionsand#151;found in no other statewide guideand#151;suggest what to see and where to go throughout the state during the blooming season. The author also supplies more than 300 locations arranged in 10 geographical regions, highlighting 67 of his favorite places with detailed driving and walking directions and difficulty, blooming times, and lists of predominant wildflowers as well as a featured flower. The guide contains more than 650 color photographs by the author, including 600 species arranged by flower, with natural history notes and places and months to find the flower in bloom. Throughout, experienced wildflower guide Blackwell shares his love of the beautiful places and flowers he has visited throughout California.

About the Author

Laird R. Blackwell is Professor of Psychology and Humanities at Sierra Nevada College and the author and photographer of six previous regional field guides to California wildflowers.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Wildflower Seasons in California

Purpose and Organization of this Book

Where, When, What, and Wow (How to Use this Book)

Using a Month-by-Month Guideand#151;Benefits, Limitations, and Caveats

A Few Last Words

Special Wildflower Places (Map)

NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS

1) Smith River and Siskyou Mountains (Crescent City)

2) Kangaroo Lake Botanical Area (Callahan)

3) Trinity Alps (Weaverville)

COAST AND COAST RANGES

Northern

4) Redwood National and State Parks (Orick)

5) Dunes of Arcata (Arcata)

6) Bear Valley (Williams)

7) Boggs Lake (Clear Lake)

8) Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve (Fort Ross)

9) Salt Point State Park (Fort Ross)

10) Bodega Head (Bodega)

11) China Camp State Park (San Pablo Bay)

Central and Southern

12) Ring Mountain (Corte Madeira)

13) Mount Tamalpais/Muir Woods (Marin)

14) Mount Diablo (Walnut Creek)

15) San Bruno Mountains (South San Francisco)

16) Edgewood Preserve (San Mateo)

17) Pinnacles National Monument (Soledad)

18) CA58 from Santa Margarita to McKittrick

19) Carrizo Plain (San Luis Obispo)

20) Nipomo-Guadalupe Dunes (Guadalupe)

21) Wind Wolves Natural Preserve (Maricopa)

22) Santa Rosa Plateau (Murrieta)

23) Torrey Pines State Park (San Diego)

TRANSVERSE RANGES

24) Santa Monica Mountains (Malibu)

25) San Gabriel Mountains/San Bernardino Mountains (Los Angeles)

CENTRAL VALLEY

26) Table Mountain (Oroville)

27) Pleasants Valley Road and Mix Canyon Road (Vacaville)

28) Phoenix Park (Sacramento)

29) Jepson Prairie Preserve (Dixon)

FOOTHILLS OF THE SIERRA

Northern

30) Buttermilk Bend Trail (Bridgeport)

31) Independence Trail (Nevada City)

32) Drum Powerhouse Road (Dutch Flat)

33) Yankee Jimand#8217;s Road (Colfax)

34) Ponderosa Way (Auburn)

35) Pine Hill Ecological Preserve (Placerville)

Central and Southern

36) Electra Road (Jackson)

37) Camp Nine Road (Angeland#8217;s Camp)

38) Red Hill Road (Chinese Camp)

39) Hiteand#8217;s Cove Trail (El Portal)

40) Kern River Canyon (Bakersfield)

CASCADES

41) Mount Shasta (Mt. Shasta)

42) Lassen National Park (Chester)

HIGH SIERRA

Northern

43) Feather River Canyon (CA70)

44) Butterfly Valley (Quincy)

45) Sierra Buttes and the Lakes Basin (Sierra City)

46) Sagehen Creek (Hobart Mills)

47) Castle Peak (Truckee)

48) Lake Tahoe Basin

49) Luther Pass (CA89)

50) Carson Pass (CA88)

Central and Southern

51) Yosemite National Park

52) Mosquito Flat to Mono Pass trail (Tomand#8217;s Place)

53) Onion Valley and Kearsarge Pass in Kings Canyon National Park (Independence)

NORTHEASTERN CORNER

54) Modoc Plateau (Alturas)

55) Warner Mountains (Alturas)

EAST OF THE SIERRA

Northern

56) Freel Peak (South Lake Tahoe)

57) Monitor Pass (Markleeville)

58) Topaz Lake (Topaz)

Central and Southern

59) Benton area (Benton)

60) White Mountains (Bishop)

61) Alabama Hills (Lone Pine)

62) California Desert Conservation Area (Inyokern)

SOUTHERN DESERTS

Mojave

63) Gorman Hills (Gorman)

64) Antelope Valley/Ripley Desert Woodland State Park (Lancaster)

65) Death Valley National Monument

Sonoran

66) Joshua Tree National Park (Twentynine Palms)

67) Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Ocotillo)

The Wildflower Months and their Flowers

late January-February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

Featured Flowers

Plants in this Book that are Endemic to California

Plants in this Book on the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants

Other Flower Locations Indicated in the Text (Map)

References

About the Author

Indexes

Scientific names

Common names

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520272064
Author:
Blackwell, Laird R.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
Nature Studies-Wild Flowers General
Subject:
Plants
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
659 color illustrations, 3 maps
Pages:
588
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 in

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