Cover image for Sierra Nevada wildflowers
Title:
Sierra Nevada wildflowers
Author:
Horn, Elizabeth L.
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Publication Information:
Missoula, Mont. : Mountain Press Pub. Co., 1998.
Physical Description:
vii, 215 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780878423880
Format :
Book

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When author Elizabeth Horn traveled throughout the Sierra Nevada researching wildflowers and their haunts for this field guide, what impressed her most was the mountain range's immense diversity of habitats. She found flowers blooming from the grassy west


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Horn's book is a guide to the common wildflowers, shrubs, and trees of the Sierra Nevada, California, intended primarily for the reader with little training in biology. It covers more than 300 species of common wildflowers and flowering shrubs and trees in the region, with a color photograph and a brief paragraph that mentions notable features of the plant and summarizes its habitat and distribution. In addition, Horn provides a brief introduction to the habitats and plant communities of the Sierra Nevada, and a key (with black-and-white line drawings but no photographs) to the common conifers of the region. This book is intended primarily for casual hikers and campers, and its usefulness to professionals is limited by the absence of species descriptions and the small number of species covered. However, the photographs are well reproduced and usually give a good idea of the plant. Useful as an illustrated companion to a more technical flora. General readers; undergraduates. A. Whittemore Missouri Botanical Garden