Sagebrush Country: A Wildflower Sanctuary

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Mountain Press Publishing Company, 1992 - Nature - 211 pages
Sagebrush country is a land of contrasts--a place of desolation and a place of beauty. This field guide explores the elegance of the sagebrush steppe as expressed in the colorful spring and fall flowers and, more subtly, in the wondrous adaptations that enable plants to withstand the extremes so typical of this harsh environment.
Through color photographs and nontechnical descriptions, this book introduces visitors and residents alike to the abundant plant life in the land of bitterbrush and coyotes. This book covers northern Nevada, northeastern California, eastern Oregon and Washington, southern Idaho, western Montana, northern Utah, much of Wyoming, and the foothills and valleys of northwestern Colorado.

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About the author (1992)

Ronald J. Taylor is a retired professor of botany and plant ecology at Western Washington University. A field trip to the Great Basin and Mojave Deserts as an undergraduate sparked his interest in desert plants, and his research and teaching provided him with many opportunities to study and photograph the plants of the desert. The author of numerous scientific and popular articles and books, Taylor has written four titles for Mountain Press.

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