Mojave Desert Wildflowers
A Field Guide to Wildflowers, Trees, and Shrubs of the Mojave Desert, Including the Mojave National
By Pam MacKay
(FalconGuides, Paperback, 9780762711628, 352pp.)
Publication Date: May 2003
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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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.
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.