Mojave Desert Wildflowers A Field Guide to Wildflowers, Trees, and Shrubs of the Mojave Desert, Including the Mojave National Preserve, Death Valley National Park, and Joshua Tree National Park

ISBN-10: 0762780339
ISBN-13: 9780762780334
Edition: 2nd
Authors: Pam MacKay
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Description: The Mojave Desert eco-region extends from eastern California to northwestern Arizona, southern Nevada, and southwestern Utah, and boasts plant communities as diverse as alkali sinks, dune systems, Joshua tree woodland, pinyon juniper woodland, mixed  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.50
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 3/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

The Mojave Desert eco-region extends from eastern California to northwestern Arizona, southern Nevada, and southwestern Utah, and boasts plant communities as diverse as alkali sinks, dune systems, Joshua tree woodland, pinyon juniper woodland, mixed mojave scrub, and even riparian woodland. This fully updated and revised edition will be appreciated not only by amateur wildflower enthusiasts, but experts will also find the detailed photographs and charts useful in distinguishing among similar species in difficult groups. Species are arranged by color and plant family for easy identification. This guide features 300 of the common species, full-color photographs (many brand new to this edition), detailed descriptions, information on bloom season, and interesting facts about each plant.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Map
Introduction
Mojave Desert Geography and Climate
Mojave Desert Topography and Geology
Mojave Desert Soils and Rock Surfaces
Past Vegetation of the Mojave
Past Human Uses of Mojave Desert Plants
Early Botanical Exploration of the Mojave Desert
Present Vegetation of the Mojave
Plant Adaptations to Desert Climate
Threats to the Mojave Desert Flora
Present Conservation and Management
How to Use This Book
How Plants Get Their Names
Blue, Purple, and Lavender Flowers
Pink, Rose, and Magenta Flowers
Red and Orange Flowers
White to Cream Flowers
Yellow Flowers
Green and Brown Flowers
Non-Flowering Plants
Glossary
Index of Synonyms
For Further Reading
Index
About the Author
About Some of the Photographers

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