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A Field Guide To The Plants of Arizona
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A Field Guide To The Plants of Arizona

A Field Guide To The Plants of Arizona

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Object Title: A Field Guide To The Plants of Arizona

Manufacturer: Anne Orth Epple

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Page By: mrh

Created/Edited: Dec 7, 2007 / Dec 7, 2007

Object ID: 4352

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Product Description

This is a thorough guide to the plants of California and probably the best book for a novice or expert to take into the field. Though only about 850 of the over 3,000 species in the state are included, most genera and groups are represented. If a particular species is not found in this book, something very similar probably is and will enable a more serious user to refer to a larger technical key to more accurately determine species. As far as picture book plant guides, this one is as complete and useful as they come.

Included are 900 full-color plates that fill nearly one third of the book. These are grouped into categories for ferns, trees, cacti, agaves species, and finally flowers by color. Each photo is numbered to reference section that provides the common name, scientific name, family name, height, flower description, leaves, phenology, elevation, habitat and noteworthy comments for each of the species presented. Photo locations are also given. The text is written in ordinary language and avoids technical terms as much as possible. An index, glossary and a discussion of Arizona life zones and general habitats is also included. This very well done book is useful to a beginner and expert alike.

Product Description

Paperback: 88 pages
Publisher: Lewann Pub. Co.; 1st ed edition (October 1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1560443146
ISBN-13: 978-1560443148
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds



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mrhGreat field guide

Voted 5/5

This is possibly the most useful and near complete picture field guide for plants of a larger area that can be found. Its not complete, but no field guide can be. It does include representatives of most groups and genera that will allow one to get in the ball park and then refer to a larger technical flora if they care to separate similar species. Great book.
Posted Dec 7, 2007 7:38 pm

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