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California Plant Families: West of the Sierran Crest and Deserts
California Plant Families: West of the Sierran Crest and Deserts by Glenn Keator 0520259246 9780520259249
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California Plant Families: West of the Sierran Crest and Deserts by Glenn Keator

Interest in Californias beautiful native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers is at an all-time high. Yet, identification and classification of the states vast and varied flora can be challenging for both amateurs and professionals. This book provides a superb way for learning to identify Californias native and naturalized plants by learning to recognize plant families. The heart of the book contains user-friendly keys and descriptions of nearly seventy major families prominent in wildlands. With this book in hand, anyone will be able to identify common native and naturalized species throughout Californias majestic floristic province-extending from southwestern Oregon into northern Baja California and to the western side of the major mountain ranges. Entries feature key characteristics, possible confusions with families of similar appearance, the size and economic uses of each family, and summary of major genera and species Excellent line drawings display plant habits, leaves, flowers, flower details, and fruits where appropriate Technical terms are defined in a glossary Includes an index of common names

Author: Glenn Keator

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 224

Publisher: University of California Press

Publication Date: 2009-06-10

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