A Field Guide to the Plants of the San Emigdio Mountains
The plant life of the San Emigdio Mountains Region is rich and varied due to its location at the junction of the Mojave, Great Central Valley, the Sierra Nevada, and central Coast Range ecoregions. The 8,800 foot Mount Pinos, considered the center of the universe for the Chumash people, stands at the center of the region and overlooks a broad area of the Los Padres National Forest including Frazier Mountain and the Gorman Hills along Interstate 5, famous for its fabulous wildflower displays. Wind Wolves Preserve, the largest non-profit preserve in the western United States, and Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge areas, where one can catch a glimpse of California Condors, are also covered by this book. This easy-to-use field guide contains photos and descriptions of over 190 herbs, shrubs, and trees commonly found in the region.
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