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Flora of Steens Mountain

Donald H. Mansfield

6 × 9 inches. Illustrations. Color photos. Maps. Keys. Illustrated glossary. Index. 424 pages.

1999. ISBN 978-0-87071-471-9. .

A significant contribution to Oregon and Great Basin flora, this comprehensive field guide identifies plants of Steens Mountain and surrounding areas in southeastern Oregon, including Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Diamond Craters, and the Alvord Desert. It also provides reasonable coverage for plants in southwestern Idaho and northern Nevada.

Steens Mountain, the northern most fault-block mountain range in the Great Basin, is a botanically rich region that in recent years has become a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and naturalists. This concise guide is designed to be carried into the field and used to identify vascular plants in their natural habitats. The book includes simple yet accurate keys for identification. In addition to line drawings of more than 200 species, the book features a section of color photographs.

Introductory chapters include general information on the area's geology, vegetation, and natural history, as well as Native American use of plants, early botanical exploration, rare plants, and guidelines for collecting.

Flora of Steens Mountain offers an invaluable resource for amateur and professional botanists, as well as anyone seeking to better understand the region's rich and diverse plant life.

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