San Diego County Native Plants, 3d Edition


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  • 432-page, soft-cover, photographic field guide retails for $34.95
  • Features more than 1,000 native and naturalized species
  • Highlights rare plants listed in Habitat Conservation Plans
  • Incorporates latest taxonomy from 2d edition of The Jepson Manual
  • Separates Trees & Shrubs from Herbaceous Plants to aid non-botanists
  • Indicates vegetation-types and geographic zones in which plants grow
  • Multiple photos of each plant provide more complete information
  • Cites locations where photos in the book were taken
  • Flags non-native plants considered invasive weeds
  • Sewn binding for durability in the field
    Parry’s California Notebooks, 1849-51


    • Notebooks and letters of scientist Dr. Charles C. Parry
    • Discovery of the Torrey Pine and Dozens of Other Native Plants
    • The U.S.-Mexico Boundary survey, California segment
    • Descriptions of Geology, Botany, Native Americans, and Army life
    • The Emigrant Trail from the Colorado River to San Diego
    • El Camino Real, day by day from San Diego to Monterey
    • Ascent of Otay, Cuyamaca, Palomar and other Mountains
    • San Luis Rey in fall 1850 and winter 1851, with Parry’s map
    • Visits to numerous ranchos, including Santa Ana del Chino
    • Acquaintances with many important early Californians
    • Selected herbarium sheets, showing Parry’s specimens
    • Twelve-page index for easy reference.


      San Diego County Native Plants, 3d Edition

      Highly Recommended

      A friendly, useful guide to native plants that will delight San Diego hikers.

      Jerry Schad, author of Afoot and Afield in San Diego County

      An essential resource for those of us who work in the field.

      Susan Scatolini, biologist, Caltrans

      … anyone with more than a passing interest in San Diego County plants will most certainly want to get hold of this book.

      Tom Chester, reviewer for Fremontia, April 2006 issue

      San Diego County Native Plants in the 1830s


      • Booklet describing scientific expeditions of the 1830s, with historical discussion of that chaotic decade, including 88 footnotes and references.  Contact San Diego Flora for wholesale orders.