By: Francis H. Elmore
The warm sunny climate of the Southwest supports a large variety of shrubs and trees at high elevations. Shrubs and Trees of the Southwest Uplands, will help you find and identify plants above 4500 feet.
Specialist and non-specialist alike enjoy the detailed drawings and clear descriptions. Jeanne Janish's intricate illustrations include flowers and fruit as well as clear views of the leaves of plants. Ethnobotanist Francis Elmore adds interesting information about possible human uses to his descriptions.
Shrubs and Trees of the Southwest Uplands also gives details about the ranges of plants and what elevations they inhabit. Handy color-coded pages and a detailed index with both common and scientific names make this one guide that is joy to use.
From fragrant pinon trees to spiny cholla, from high-elevation spruce to grassland yucca, Shrubs and Trees is the essential guide to the Southwest uplands.