Plants of Northern California is an informative guide to the rich and varied flora of Northern California. From lush riparian forests along the rivers and streams to oak woodlands, wetlands, grasslands, and the ephemeral pools known as vernal pools, this revised handy volume enables both amateur and professional to quickly and accurately identify more than 560 Northern Californian plants.
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Eva Begley holds a Ph.D. in botany from the University of California at Davis, has enjoyed plants ever since she was a toddler, and has been exploring the Sacramento Valley for more than forty years. She has taught undergraduate courses in botany and general biology as well as plant identification classes for the general public, worked in botanical and agricultural research labs, and served as a Senior Environmental Scientist and Senior Environmental Planner for several state agencies. Her articles on various natural history topics have been published in Outdoor California and other magazines, along with photographs taken by her husband, Paul Begley, and herself; she is also the author or co-author of a number of scientific papers. She lives in Sacramento, California.
Libraries and readers in California seeking a field guide packed with clear color photos suitable for identifying plants located west of the Sierra Nevada will find Plants of Northern California the perfect item of choice. With accompanying text identifying blooming periods, elevation, and habitats, the guide, organized by color and family, makes it easy for anyone to identify species and look-alike plants, enabling both amateurs and professionals to accurately identify over 560 plants. No California reference library strong in local nature history and botany should be without this guide.