Cacti of the Desert Southwest
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The deserts of the American Southwest boast a remarkably diversity of drought-tolerant plant life, including many species found nowhere else on earth. Others, such as the Pima pineapple cactus, are less conspicuous but also more rare and in need of special protection and conservation.. Their prickly nature notwithstanding, cacti and the desert habitats in which they reside are especially fragile. And no group says desert quite like cacti. Indeed, Saguaro National Park and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument were established primarily to protect the largest concentrations of these respective species
Easy to Understand Was able to find the answers to a number of beautiful cacti in my front yard. A decent field guide to southwestern cacti A Customer While the style of this book is relatively light and informal, the book does a very good job of presenting all the species of cacti in the southwestern United States and the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts of Mexico. The cacti are organized by scientific name, but common names are given as well. Identification information and short natural history information is presented for. Ivanq said photographer living in New Mexico this book is a great help on trying to ID the various Cacti I. As a nature photographer living in New Mexico this book is a great help on trying to ID the various Cacti I run across.