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Plants of Northern California: A Field Guide to Plants West of the Sierra Nevada

by Eva Begley Ph.D.

Plants of Northern California is an informative guide to the rich and varied flora of Northern California. From lush riparian forests along the rivers and streams to oak woodlands, wetlands, grasslands, and the ephemeral pools known as vernal pools, this revised handy volume enables both amateur and professional to quickly and accurately identify more than 560 Northern Californian plants.


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  • Descriptive text that includes blooming period, elevation, and habitat
  • Species organized by color and family
  • Plant characteristics in easy-to-understand terms
  • Tips on how to distinguish similar-looking species
  • Notes on ethnobotanical uses, history, and other interesting facts
  • Glossary of botanical terms
in Bay Area Interest
in Nature + Our Planet
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Published April 2023

Falcon Guides

Paperback, 440 pages

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Libraries and readers in California seeking a field guide packed with clear color photos suitable for identifying plants located west of the Sierra Nevada will find Plants of Northern California the perfect item of choice. With accompanying text identifying blooming periods, elevation, and habitats, the guide, organized by color and family, makes it easy for anyone to identify species and look-alike plants, enabling both amateurs and professionals to accurately identify over 560 plants. No California reference library strong in local nature history and botany should be without this guide.

― Midwest Book Review