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 from 1849-51
    • 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
    • Hard cover, 170 pages, with 12-page index for easy reference.

      Paintings from the Land of Sunlight

      • Booklet discussing 36 contemporary paintings from the 2007 publication Land of Sunlight, presented by the author on November 28, 2018 in San Diego.  Paintings from the Land of Sunlight (36 pages) can be previewed and downloaded in low-resolution format from the Articles & Excerpts page and is available for purchase from San Diego Flora and select retailers that specialize in visual arts.  Contact San Diego Flora for more information.

        San Diego County Native Plants in the 1830s


        • Booklet describing scientific expeditions of the 1830s, with historical discussion of that chaotic decade.  Botanical explorers who came to San Diego included Thomas Coulter in 1832, Thomas Nuttal in 1836, and George Barclay and Richard Hinds in 1839.  Booklet (54 pages) includes photos and tables along with 88 footnotes and detailed references.  Contact San Diego Flora for wholesale orders.