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Introduction to California Desert Wildflowers (California Natural History Guides #74)

Philip A. Munz, Diane Renshaw (Editor), Robert Ornduff (Introduction by), Carrie Burroughs (Illustrator), Karen Elsbernd (Illustrator), Phyllis M. Faber (Series edited by)


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Some of the most spectacular and famous spring wildflower displays in California occur in the state's deserts. In fact, California's deserts support a surprisingly rich diversity of plants and animals year-round, making them a rewarding destination for outdoor enthusiasts as well as professional naturalists. First published forty years ago, this popular field guide has never been superseded as a guide to the wildflowers in these botanically rich areas. Easy-to-use, portable, and comprehensive, it has now been thoroughly updated and revised throughout, making it the perfect guide to take along on excursions into the Mojave and Colorado Deserts.

* Includes 220 new color photographs and 123 detailed drawings

* Now identifies more than 240 wildflowers in informative, engaging species accounts

* Covers such popular destinations as Death Valley, Palm Springs, and Joshua Tree National Park

Praise For Introduction to California Desert Wildflowers (California Natural History Guides #74)

“One of the most comprehensive guides to help with identification.”
— San Jose Mercury News

University of California Press, 9780520236325, 248pp.

Publication Date: March 29, 2004

About the Author

Philip A. Munz (1892-1974), of the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden, was Professor of Botany at Pomona College, serving as Dean for three years. Diane L. Renshaw is a Consulting Ecologist. Phyllis M. Faber is General Editor of the California Natural History Guides.