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Roadside Plants of Southern California
Author(s): Belzer, T.J.
Publisher: Missoula: Mountain Press Publishing Co.
Subject: Plant Identification
Comments: Field guide contains 242 color plates of natives, book adaptable for classroom or field use. 144 pages. Paperback. "This is a good introductory book for the casual hiker or Southern Californian who has some desire to learn about native plants. Its strong point is that many of the plants that one might notice in the local San Gabriel Mountains are pictured in this book, and many of the plants in the book are easy to find in the local mountains and canyons. It has good pictures, and an interesting paragraph on each plant or tree. Usefully grouped into sections (conifers, sages, succulents, etc), and also has some brief technical sections and lists. I have enjoyed carrying it around on short hikes, and found it sort of breaks the ice for a novice/beginner. It is not, nor intended to be, a super-definitive book." (Amazon.com customer review)
Last Updated: 2009-05-06