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Plants of Arizona, 2nd : A Field Guide



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This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 3/20/2012.

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Plants of Arizonais the only complete guide to the rich and unique flora of the Grand Canyon State. From deserts to mountaintops, grasslands and chaparral, this handy volume enables both amateur and professional to quickly and accurately identify Arizona plants from ferns to cacti, wildflowers to trees. * 900+ full-color photos * Descriptive text that includes blooming period, elevation, and habitat * Plant characteristics in easy-to-understand terms, not technical jargon * Notes that include ethnobotanical uses, history, and other interesting facts * Pronunciation guide to scientific names * Handy glossary

Author Biography

Anne Orth Epple is the author of eleven books. She and her husband, Lewis E. Epple, spent five years photographing, researching, and writing about the 900 plants in this guide. Anne is a retired flower show judge, lecturer, and award-winning flower designer. They live in Mesa, Arizona. John F. Wiens, the updater, has a BS in Agricultural Science and has worked in the botany department at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum since 1985. He has helped edit and has contributed to multiple botanical books and journals. He lives in Tucson.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Introductionp. ix
Arizona's Life Zonesp. xi
Plant Family Descriptionsp. xii
Species Descriptions
Angiosperms: White to Cream Flowersp. 1
Angiosperms: Yellow Flowersp. 103
Angiosperms: Orange Flowersp. 213
Angiosperms: Red Flowersp. 225
Angiosperms: Pink to Purple Flowersp. 239
Angiosperms: Blue Flowersp. 345
Angiosperms: Green to Brown Flowersp. 355
Cactip. 401
Gymnospermsp. 417
Fernsp. 429
Glossaryp. 439
Parts of a Flowerp. 447
Referencesp. 448
Indexp. 452
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