Introduction to California Spring Wildflowers of the Foothills, Valleys, and Coast (California Natural History Guides #75) (Paperback)

Introduction to California Spring Wildflowers of the Foothills, Valleys, and Coast (California Natural History Guides #75) By Philip A. Munz, Dianne Lake (Editor), Robert Ornduff (Introduction by), Phyllis M. Faber (Series edited by), Carrie Burroughs (Illustrator), Karen Elsbernd (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Philip A. Munz, Dianne Lake (Editor), Robert Ornduff (Introduction by), Phyllis M. Faber (Series edited by), Carrie Burroughs (Illustrator), Karen Elsbernd (Illustrator)
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Description


In the spring, California's rolling hills, green valleys, and coastal slopes are colored with wildflowers treasured by both residents and visitors to the state. First published more than forty years ago, this popular guidebook has helped thousands of amateur and intermediate wildflower enthusiasts learn the names of the flowers located in some of the state's loveliest and most accessible areas—from below the yellow pine belt in the Sierra Nevada westward to the coast. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, it is now easier to use and more accurate—the perfect guide to take along on outdoor excursions in California and surrounding regions.

* Includes 244 new color photographs and 102 detailed drawings

* Now describes more than 400 wildflowers emphasizing the species most likely to be encountered in the state today

* Plant descriptions now include more detail, helpful identifying tips, and locales where flowers are likely to be seen

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. Dianne Lake is Rare Plant Committee Cochair and Unusual Plants Coordinator at the California Native Plant Society, East Bay Chapter. Phyllis M. Faber is General Editor of the California Natural History Guides.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780520236349
ISBN-10: 0520236343
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: March 29th, 2004
Pages: 302
Language: English
Series: California Natural History Guides