Flowers and Shrubs of the Mojave Desert
Field guide to over 120 common flowering plants of the Mojave. Includes plants found at Death Valley National Park Joshua Tree National Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Color photo portfolio. Includes index.
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