Guide to the Plants of Arizona's White Mountains
528 pages, 6 x 9
955 color photos, 2 maps
Release Date:15 Sep 2019

Guide to the Plants of Arizona's White Mountains

University of New Mexico Press

George C. West provides a simple and quick guide written especially for amateur plant lovers, nature enthusiasts, interested hikers, tourists, and botanists who want to learn more about the plants of the White Mountains in east-central Arizona. The book is neatly organized into three parts, which include woody trees; all other annual, biennial, and perennial flowers, shrubs, and vines; and ferns.

This useful guide is written in accessible language that makes it easy to identify over five hundred plant species found in the region. More than a thousand incredible color photographs of flowers, leaves, and other features provide nuanced detail that helps the reader differentiate various species of flowering plants, trees, and ferns. Guide to the Plants of Arizona's White Mountains is a must-have reference for all outdoor enthusiasts exploring this popular region of the Southwest.

Guide to the Plants of Arizona's White Mountains will be very useful for all botanists and amateurs enjoying this relatively cool, mostly coniferous, volcanic area in Navajo and Apache counties.'--Marcel Rejmánek, Plant Science Bulletin
This posthumous work offers an impressive photographic catalog of native plants found between Heber and Alpine in eastern Arizona for the generalist.'--T. Johnson, Choice
An ideal companion for the amateur wanderer.'--Arizona Daily Sun
An excellent handbook to the many plant species found in this unique region.'--The Blazing Star, newsletter of the North American Native Plant Society
It is easy to imagine a dog-eared copy of this manual lying on the dashboard as you drive through the natural wonders of the White Mountains. That's because it is easy to use and covers a small enough area to allow for the inclusion of all the commonly occurring species in the area.'--Ries Lindley, The Plant Press
George C. West (1931â€"2016) was a professor emeritus of zoophysiology at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. After moving to Arizona in 1996, he and his wife, Ellen, began studying and photographing plants. He is the author of North American Hummingbirds: An Identification Guide (UNM Press). Julie Hammonds is a freelance editor specializing in science, nature, travel, the arts, history, and sports.
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