FLORA OF THE GRAN DESIERTO is the bible of plant identification in the Sonoran Desert. Exhaustive. Advanced. Extremely useful. I'm in love with this book, it's a plant nerds absolute dream. Its only flaw: lack of info about a plant's ecosystem context and relationships-- it only occasionally mentions a plant's major consumers, for example. But it's been immensely helpful as I tromp about the desert trying to get an intuitive grasp of desert ecosystems. It's book research--and also just fun.
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