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Jeff Cadorin
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Locale: paper beats rock
plant reference book? on 02/24/2008 12:59:57 MST Print View

What is worth my time to read when it comes to plant identification? Looking for home or field reference guides.


thanks
Jeff

bobby c
(bobbycartwright) - F

Locale: i don't need no stinkin badges!
dr. dirr on 02/24/2008 17:47:33 MST Print View

That's a really good starting point IMO. I've had mine for years and years. While it's not a book on natives, it includes many that you will commonly encounter. This is the bible for many nurserymen around the country.

http://www.amazon.com/Manual-Woody-Landscape-Plants-Characteristics/dp/0875637957

Nat Lim
(LithiumMetalman) - F

Locale: Cesspool Central!
Jepsons on 02/24/2008 21:04:37 MST Print View

Check out Jepson's Manual.

It's HUGE, UGLY, & HEAVY, nonetheless this hefty little book is basically the best (IMHO) bible for anyone who loves Californian natives!

Jeff Cadorin
(JeffCadorin) - F

Locale: paper beats rock
Re: plant reference book? on 02/25/2008 18:57:39 MST Print View

looks like I have alot of reading ahead of me. Any good smaller field guides? something to take along on shorth overnights when im honing my skills.

thanks again
Jeff

Thomas R. Conroy
(trconroy@earthlink.net) - MLife

Locale: Sierra
Plant Reference Book on 02/25/2008 19:22:39 MST Print View

Take a look at the just-published "Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada" by John Muir Laws. It's superb!