Author: Milt McAuley
Photography: James P. Kenney
Publisher: Canyon Publishing Company (1996)
Paperback: 565 pages; 496 color photos
Now out of print, this classic flora of Southern California is available here brand-new at BELOW the original 1996 price. I acquired the last remaining copies from the publisher so that I could pass them on to you at the original price of $19.95. Now that my own book is out, Medicinal Herbs of California, I need to make room in my limited storage space so I have this McAuley classic on sale here for just $14.95!
Contrary to the self-limiting title, the scope of the book goes far beyond the confines of the Santa Monica Mountains as most plants in Southern California also live in those mountains.
From the book jacket of the first edition: “Milt McAuley has brought together in this book all you might want to know about wildflowers of this mountain range. It is a readable approach to plant identification in the wild for the beginner or the professional botanist. The full color photographs are separated by color so that identification is easier. Many plants are also illustrated, making characteristic features readily apparent. The photographs are captioned with page numbers that refer to the written description. The index cross-references both common and technical names, lists plate number of the photograph, and page number of the plant description. An illustrated glossary of terms clarifies meanings for a beginning botanist.”