Roadside Plants Of Southern California (Outdoor And Nature)
Publish Date: 1984-06-01
Author: Thomas J. Belzer;Belzer
This book is written for the person who enjoys the outdoors and wishes to know more about the native plants of Southern California but may not have much botanical training or experience. This photographic field guide is small enough to be taken along on a hike or while traveling on the many roads found throughout Southern California. The identification of all native trees in this area,conspicuous shrubs and some of the colorful wildflowers is enhanced through the use of color photography and a leaf index for trees and shrubs. In addition to finding out the name of a native plant, each speciman photographed is described mostly in non-technical terms. Each plant description will include information about its importance, location, family history and economic or cultural value. the plants included in the field guide can be found as one hikes or travels the roadsides through the foothills, mountains, deserts and coastal areas of Southern California.