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Sonoran Desert Plants An Ecological Atlas by Raymond M. Turner

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Published by University of Arizona Press .
Written in English


  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Life Sciences - Ecology - Ecosystems,
  • Science,
  • Nature,
  • Life Sciences - Botany,
  • Desert plants,
  • Ecology,
  • Geographical distribution,
  • Maps,
  • Sonoran Desert

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages504
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8069713M
ISBN 100816525196
ISBN 109780816525195

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  Sonoran Desert Wildflowers, 2nd book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This guide features nearly of the common plants of the 4/5(1).   A Southwest Book of the Year “The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide brings to life the beauty, strangeness, and biodiversity of the plants, invertebrates, birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians that make the Sonoran Desert their home. It is as charming as it is informative, even if you live nowhere near a desert.4/4(9). Download Sonoran Desert Pdf search pdf books full free download online Free eBook and manual for Business, Education, Finance, Inspirational. In Sonoran Desert most are herbs often with stiff hairs. Flowers with 5-lobed, tubular flowers. Fruit a set of four nutlets. Flowers often in scorpioid spike. More on Wikipedia. Brassicaceae: Mustard Family: Mostly herbaceous plants, some perenials and small shrubs. Fruit often an elongate pod. Petals 4, stamens 4 + 2 (two sizes).

Sonoran Desert Plants is a monumental work, unlikely to be superseded in the next generation. As the region continues to attract more people, there will be an increasingly urgent need for basic knowledge of plant species as a guide for creative and sustainable habitation of the area.   These hardy desert plants are a great addition to rock gardens or desert landscapes in full sun and hot, arid conditions. Golden barrel cacti are slow growers that can live for up to 30 years. The globular, low-growing plant may eventually reach 3 ft. (1 m) in height. This book marks the first comprehensive attempt to address problems posed by expanding populations of exotic plant and animal species in the Sonoran Desert and adjacent grasslands and riparian areas. Food Plants of the Sonoran Desert includes not only plants such as gourds and legumes but also unexpected food sources such as palms, lilies, and cattails, all of which provided nutrition to desert peoples. Each species entry lists recorded names and describes indigenous uses, which often include nonfood therapeutic and commodity applications.