Download and read online Plants of Arizona in PDF and EPUB The only complete guide to the rich and unique flora of Arizona, featuring more than 900 full-color photographs and detailed descriptions of each plant.
Download and read online A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona in PDF and EPUB A complete guide to Arizona's flora, from ferns to cacti, wildflowers to trees. The descriptive text includes common and botanical names, plant characteristics, bloom time, habitat, notes on ethnobotanical uses, and other facts. Included in the more than 900 detailed color photographs is a section of plants with conspicuous flowers, arranged by color for easy identification.
Download and read online Woody Plants of Utah in PDF and EPUB A comprehensive guide that includes a vast range of species and plant communities and employs thorough, original keys. Based primarily on vegetative characteristics, the keys don't require that flowers or other reproductive features be present, like many plant guides. And this guide's attention to woody plants as a whole allows one to identify a much greater variety of plants. That especially suits an arid region such as Utah with less diverse native trees. Woody plants are those that have stems that persist above ground even through seasons that don't favor growth, due to low precipitation or temperatures. Woody Plants of Utah employs dichotomous identification keys that are comparable to a game of twenty questions. They work through a process of elimination by choosing sequential alternatives. Detailed, illustrated plant descriptions complement the keys and provide additional botanical and environmental information in relation to a useful introductory categorization of Utah plant communities. Supplementary tools include photos, distribution maps, and an illustrated glossary.
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