Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region: Mendocino to Monterey
Here is the definitive botanical guide to the wetlands, woodlands, coastlines, hills, and valleys of the San Francisco Bay Region. For this extensively revised and redesigned edition of Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region, the identification keys have been improved and line drawings scattered throughout the text, ensuring that this popular book will continue to be the most comprehensive and authoritative identification guide to the region's native and introduced plants.
o Easy-to-use keys describe more than two thousand species of wildflowers, trees, shrubs, weeds, and ferns
o Exceptionally clear illustrations include 457 color photographs and 227 line drawings
o Plants are identified by both common and scientific names, making this guide an essential resource for amateur naturalists, students, and professionals
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SAN FRANCISCO BAY REGION PLANT COMMUNITIES
KEYS FOR IDENTIFICATION OF SAN FRANCISCO
Flowering Plant Families
Flowering Plant Species
Illustrations of Plant Structures
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