Plants of San Luis Obispo
Plants of San Luis Obispo imparts the story of the areas botanical wonders in the format of an easy-to-read natural history guidebook. This part of California boasts an impressive diversity of plants, with more than 1,300 different native species (more than in the entire state of Alaska) and countless other introduced weeds and horticultural plants. The book vividly portrays the beauty, diversity, and history of the abundant and widespread wild and weedy plants in the area surrounding the city of San Luis Obispo and western portions of the California Central Coast. Matt Ritters succinct, non-technical prose is richly illustrated with the authors photographs of landscapes, plants, and flowers. Over 150 full-color pages describe the habitat, botany, ecology, edible or medicinal properties, uses by Native Americans, etymology, and gardening uses of more than 200 plants. Encyclopedic in scope and full ofinteresting facts and stories, this comprehensive naturalists guide is a wonderful overview of a historically and botanically rich area.
Plants of San Luis Obispo, Their Lives and Stories
by Matt Ritter
Paperback; Publication Date: August 30, 2008
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