With more than a thousand colour photographs accompanied by visual descriptions, the easy-to-use guide organizes plants first by flower colour, then alphabetically by family common name, then by scientific name. The authors also include information on traditional uses of the plants by indigenous peoples and an extensive glossary and bibliography.
A brief geological history and description of the ranges examines the different life zones and ecosystems and how these relate to elevation and microclimates. Wildflower enthusiasts and hikers will welcome this useful book.
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 23 mm
"An exceptional volume, "Wildflowers of the Northern and Central Mountains of New Mexico" could well serve as a template for similar studies of wildflowers in other parts of the country."--"Midwest Book Review"
"Beautifully illustrated. . . . For anyone who thinks that New Mexico is mostly barren desert, this book will be quite a surprise."--"Wildlife Activist"
"Hikers, amateur botanists, or anyone interested in identifying wildflowers in their native habitats in the northern and central mountains of New Mexico will find this book useful."--"American Reference Books Annual"
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