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The Jepson Desert Manual: Vascular Plants of Southeastern California
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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Mar 30, 2010 Ken-ichi added it
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.