Mojave Desert Wildflowers: A Field Guide to Wildflowers, Trees, and Shrubs of the Mojave Desert, Including the Mojave National Preserve, Death Valley ... Joshua Tree National Park (Wildflower Series)

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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. Mojave Desert Wildflowers 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, detailed descriptions, information on bloom season, and interesting facts about each plant.

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Mojave Desert Wildflowers is the ultimate field guide to wildflowers, trees, and shrubs of the ecoregion that extends from California to Arizona, Nevada, and Utah and includes Death Valley National Park, Mojave National Preserve, and Joshua Tree National Park. Packed with vivid color photos and informative text, this valuable reference will help you identify and appreciate the unique and varied flora of this desert ecosystem.
This easy-to-use-guide features: a tough, water-resistant cover and extra-durable binding, made to withstand vigorous field use; detailed descriptions and color photos of more than 300 plants; an introduction to the habitats and ecology of the Mojave Desert; a glossary of botanical terms; a primer on plant characteristics.
Mojave Desert Wildflowers is perfect for the novice and expert botanist alike. Whether you are lucky enough to spot the stately Panamint Daisy or smell the distinctive fragrance of Grape Soda Lupine, this guide will enhance your next journey into the remarkable Mojave Desert.

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Pam MacKay is a professor of biology at Victor Valley Community College. She is involved in Mojave Desert conservation efforts, and has been instrumental in founding the new Mojave Desert Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, where she currently serves as Field Trip Chair. She serves as a volunteer naturalist for the Golden Trout Natural History Association.

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