Winner of the 2011 Mary W. Klinger Award, given by the Society for Economic Botany
“This book is an extraordinary compendium of a local flora and its relationship to a broad-scale ethnobotanical view and opens a new, creative, and significant vista onto botanical literature of Arizona and Sonora.” —Ricard S. Felger, author of Flora of the Gran Desierto and Río Colorado Delta
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This encyclopedic work describes the flora of a unique area in the "Sky Islands" region where Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico meet. It is home to more than 3,000 species and a wide range of habitats. The book includes descriptions, identifications, ecology, ethnobotany, and extensive etymologies of plant names.