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In the spirit of the avid desert botanist Willis Linn Jepson, The Jepson Desert Manual provides botanical enthusiasts of all backgrounds with the first comprehensive field guide focused exclusively on native and naturalized vascular plants of California's southeastern deserts. Based on The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California, the Desert Manual incorporates new illus ...more
Paperback, 640 pages
Published March 28th 2002 by University of California Press (first published February 26th 2002)
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Ken-ichi
Haven't used it too much, but it is highly technical, and most of the keys seem to assume you have a whole specimen in hand, flower, fruit, and leaves. Nevertheless, it's comprehensive, and unlike the full Jepson, you can carry it in a backpack.
wheels
There's a really HOT photo of W. Jepson and a Saguaro cactus in the beginning of this book. It's almost time for the spring display of desert annuals!
Jess
This is my bible for my current job.
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