Introduction to California Plant Life: Revised Edition
University of California Press, Jul 24, 2003 - History - 341 pages
California’s unique plants range in size from the stately Coast Redwoods to the minute belly plants of the southern deserts and in age from the four-thousand year-old Bristlecone Pines to ephemeral annuals whose life span can be counted in weeks. Available at last in a thoroughly updated and revised edition, this popular book is the only concise overview of the state’s remarkable flora, its plant communities, and the environmental factors that shape them.
* 188 color photographs illustrate plants and typical plant communities around the state
* New chapters give expanded discussions of the evolution of the California landscape, recent changes in California's flora, and more
* Introduces basic concepts of plant taxonomy and plant ecology through clear examples and covers topics such as soil, climate, and geography
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
adapted annual Arcto-Tertiary Arcto-Tertiary geoflora areas Asteraceae Basin Berkeley botanical botanists Cali Califor California flora chaparral characteristic Chenopodiaceae climate Closed-Cone Pine Forest Coast Ranges coast redwood Coastal Prairie Coastal Salt Marsh Coastal Strand coniferous conifers County Creosote Bush Creosote Bush Scrub distribution dominated Douglas-fir ecological ecotypes endemic Fagaceae feet fire Floristic Province flower Foothill Woodland fornia genera genus geoflora grass grow habitat inches Jepson land leaves menziesii Mojave Desert Montane Montane Forest Monterey mountains Munz N.Cal Native Plant North America North Coastal Forest Northern Coastal Scrub occupied occur perennial Pinaceae pine Pinus plant communities plant species Plate Poaceae pollination populations Quercus rain rainfall rare redwood forest regions relatively roots sagebrush season sedge seedlings seeds Sequoia serpentine soils shrubs Sierra Nevada slopes southern California subsp summer temperature tion University of California Valley Grassland vegetation type vernal pools weeds western wildflowers winter yucca zone
Page 303 - Darwin and his flowers: The key to natural selection. New York: Taplinger Publishing.
Page 309 - L. 1949. Evidence for the genetic submergence of Pinus remorata. In, Genetics, paleontology, and evolution, p. 356-362. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press. Mason, Herbert L., and W. Palmer Stockwell. 1945. A new pine from Mount Rose, Nevada. Madrono 8: 61-63. Mastrogiuseppe, Ronald J. (n/d) Geographic variation in foxtail pine. 14 p., illus. (Unpubl. rep. on file at the Pacific SW. Forest & Range Exp.