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View larger image of 'Desert Wildflowers'Arizona Highways & Desert Botanical Garden Staff -  Desert Wildflowers
Covers a wide variety of plants to be found in Arizona’s deserts, describing over 60 of them, with well reproduced colour photos. 112 pages 1999 10 ¾ x 8 ¼
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Minor wear to back of cover, New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Benson -  The Cacti of Arizona
The third edition of this book is another well researched volume, with many colour as well as B&W photos, sketches and maps. 1969 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 218 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slightly grubby page edges, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Benson -  The Cacti of Arizona first edition
The first edition of what became a long running classic. Detailed descriptions with many black and white photos and a few in colour, plus some attractive colour paintings of flowers. 1940 9 x 6 34 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Bumperd corner but generally godd for its age, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Benson -  Cactaceae, in Lundell, C. L., Flora of Texas 2(2).
Completes Benson's trilogy of regional cactus floras, prior to launching his magnum opus on the cacti of USA. 14 graphic botanical plates with analysis, 1969 10 x 7 97 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Some fading and wear to the cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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View larger image of 'Native Cacti of California'Benson -  Native Cacti of California
Sixteen pages of colour photos, plus numerous B&W photos, sketches and maps etc make this a very detailed look at these plants. 1969 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 243 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1993 printing, , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Benson, Lyman -  The Cacti of the United States and Canada
A monumental book on these plants, well detailed and with many B&W photos and sketches and 194 colour photos. 11 ¼ x 8 ¼ 1044 pages 1982
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Dust jacket in proper plastic cover which must have been appllied in more recent years as the dust jacket has some slight wear. Fading to spine., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)80.00
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Brown, David E -  Biotic Communities: Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico
A technical book for those who want to have a deeper understanding of these areas. 1994 11 x 8 ½ 346 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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View larger image of 'Cacti & Succulents of El Paso'Champie, Clarke -  Cacti & Succulents of El Paso
After an introduction to the botany of cacti and the other succulents, the main plants to be found are described and illustrated with many B&W photos. 1974 10 ¼ x 7 100 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Ex sales event stock with wear to its cover especially corners, New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Crumpler -  On the trail of the Desert Wildflower
An attractive larger format book which distils the knowledge gained of five area over 50 years by the author, with what he has learnt of the plants including folk law and history. Well illustrated with colour photos, many large format. 1994 10 x 11 122 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Very slight wear to the cover, New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Dodge -  Flowers of the Southwest Deserts
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Earle & Reveal -  Lewis & Clark's Green World
The authors take us along the route of the expedition, recounting the challenges encountered by the explorer as well as describing and illustrating with a colour photograph the plants found by him. 2003 8 ¾ x 8 ¾ 256 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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Elias -  Rocky Mountains
Published by the Smithsonian Institute, this is a readable account of all aspects of the Natural History of the area, with nearly 40 pages covering the plants. 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 2002 164 pages plus 16 pages of colour photos
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £31), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Fagan, Damian -  Canyon Country Wildflowers
Over 190 species are described and illustrated with a colour photo in this field guide style book. 1998 9 x 5 ¾ 152 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Gentry -  Agaves of Continental North America
The classic book on the subject which describes the plants in great detail. Numerous B&W photos, sketches and maps, and just the one colour photo. 1982 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 670 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Fading to spine and adjacent front of the dust jacket, and clear tape along the top of the front and top and bottom of the spine of it. Otherwise very good., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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Hallworth -  Plants of Kananaskis Country
A field guide style book, with a line sketch to each of the 400+ plants described. Reviewed in the Alpine Gardener Society journal June 2001 (and March 2002 so it must be good!) 368 pages plus 16 pages of colour photos and a 48 page introduction to the area. 1997 8 ½ x 5 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Specially imported from Canada., , New
Price: £(GBP)9.50
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View larger image of 'Mapping the Cacti of Mexico Part 2 Mammillaria'Hernández & Gómez-Hinostrosa -  Mapping the Cacti of Mexico Part 2 Mammillaria
Following in the same fashion as the first part, this one covers one of the major and possibly most popular genera not previously included. Based on the New Cactus Lexicon classification the 54 maps cover 155 species of Mammillaria based on documented information from a wide range of herbarium sources – 68 in all. It is a very useful and interesting book, which in addition to the maps does provide additional information on the habitats the plants come from as well quite a number of colour photos of some of the plants both in habitat and cultivation. Volume 9 of Succulent Plant Research published by David Hunt. 2015 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 189 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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View larger image of 'To the Habitats Of Pediocactus and Sclerocactus'Hochstatter -  To the Habitats Of Pediocactus and Sclerocactus
The first of three books by this author on these cold hardy but challenging to grow plants, describing his travels in search of them. 170 pages including 16 of colour photos. (1990) 9 ¾ x 6 ¾
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , New
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View larger image of 'Yucca'Hochstatter -  Yucca
With seed morphology by Dr. Günter Hentzschel. English translation by Chris Holland. 9 ¾ x 6 ¾
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Three volumes, , New
Price: £(GBP)97.50
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Hubert Earle -  Cacti of the Southwest
Many B&W photos of plants both in habitat and cultivation, along with descriptions, make this a useful reference. 1963 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 112 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Second edition with 23 pages of colour photos, additional species and 208 pages. 1980 printing, Some wear to the cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1972 printing signed by author, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Original printing, Original edition neatly rebound with original cover mounted on front, Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Wild Cactus'Huey & Houk -  Wild Cactus
Covers N American Cacti natural history, ethnobotany, discovery and human impact. 127 pages with many well produced colour photos, often full page. 1996 9 ¾ x 9
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Humphrey, Robert -  The Boojum and it's Home
A fascinating look at this distinctive plant and its ecology. 90 B&W photos, tables and maps. 1974 9 x 6 214 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Mark to and loss of smalll part of cover fromprice label, and some fading to spine and edges, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Cacti, Agaves and Yuccas of California and Nevada'Ingram, Stephen -  Cacti, Agaves and Yuccas of California and Nevada
A really attractive book which covers 60 species and is more than a field guide in that it looks at the natural history of these plants, including origins, ecology, conservation, cultivation and where to see them. 262 colour photos and 16 botanical watercolours illustrated them, and there are 52 range maps. 9 ¼ x 6 ¾ 244 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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View larger image of 'Agaves, Yuccas, and related plants. A gardener's guide'Irish -  Agaves, Yuccas, and related plants. A gardener's guide
A non-technical guide through the agave family, arranged alphabetically. 39 pages on cultivation. Key to Agave. A practical promenade through the wonderful world of agaves and related genera. 100 colour photos of good quality. Certain to get you hooked, or rather spiked, if not already a convert. 2000 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 312 pages plus 72 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Fading to the spine of the dust jacket otherwise very good (RRP £25), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Jones & Foote -  Gardening with Native Wild Flowers
Covers using native plants from Eastern to Mid-Western USA, many of which are much in fashion these days such as trilliums. Well illustrated with colour photos and providing both cultivation and plant details. 9 x 6 1990 Timber Press 195 pages plus 48 pages of colour photos
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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View larger image of 'Cacti of Texas in their natural habitat'Konings, Gertrud & Ad -  Cacti of Texas in their natural habitat
A fairly large format book in which the authors cover all 136 species to be found in Texas. Designed to be attractive and understandable to non cactus specialists, it is artistically designed with many mainly larger colour photos usually including flowers and fruits, accompanied by non technical descriptions. Brief introductory sections cover the habitats where they can be found and general identification help, and concise location information and compact distribution maps complete the book. 2009 10 ¾ x 11 ½ 216 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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Kozloff, Eugene -  Plants of Western Oregon, Washington & British Columbia
A comprehensive account of the plants of the area, with detailed keys and description, and 709 colour photos. A brief introductory section gives information of the Geographic and Geology and other information to use the book. 2005 10 ½ x 7 ¾ 512 pages plus 96 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)75.00
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View larger image of 'Mexico Plant Associations - Kaktusy Special German Language'Kunte & Šnicer -  Mexico Plant Associations - Kaktusy Special German Language
Explains the various types of habitat that succulent plants grow in habitat in Mexico and the plants that grow in them, illustrated with colour photos. German Language. 2014 9 x 6 36 pages.
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)6.00
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Lau -  Feldnummern-Liste Alfred B. Lau Volume 1 Mexico 1972 - 1992
Updated list with additional comments in German and English 1992 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Sligth fold across front cover, New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Lau, Alfred -  Feldnummern-Liste Alfred B. Lau Volume 2 South America 1968 - 1972
Updated list with additional comments in German and English 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slight catch to corner, New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Matuda -  Las Dioscoreas de Mexico
Facsimile reproduction of the article first published in Sobretiro de Los Anales Del Institudo De Biologia, Mexico. Detailed descriptions with sketches of flowers and leaves, and some poorly reproduce photos. Spanish/Latin 11 x 8 ½ 108 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Morey, Roy -  Little Big Bend
Covers all the types of plants to be found in the area, not just cacti, each given a full page with a good sized colour photo and good description. Introductory section explains the various habitats etc. 2008 10 x 7 ½ 329 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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Morhardt, Sia & Emil -  California Desert Flowers - An Introduction to Families, Genera, and Species
After a very brief introduction to the area studied for the book, and a key to the plants and help how to use it, the book then describes by family the main plants likely to be noticed along with nearly 300 illustrated with colour photos. 2004 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 284 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Ex sales event stock (RRP £44.95), New
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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View larger image of 'Introduction to California Plant Life'Ornduff, Faber, Keeler-Wolf -  Introduction to California Plant Life
A compact pocket style book which explains the climate and physical environment of the plants before looking in more detail at various vegetation types and the evolution and exploration of the flora. 188 colour photos. 2003 7 ½ x 4 ¾ 341 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £34.95), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Orr -  Wildflowers of Western America
After a brief introduction, the remainder of the book gives descriptions of the plant, and a summary of the plant families. 272 pages including 96 pages of good colour photos illustrating 291 species, 2 – 4 per page. 1974 Knopf 10 ¼ x 7 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Phillips, H Wayne -  Plants of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
Follows the route of these intrepid explorers, using over 300 plants that they found with not only description and illustration, but also extracts from their journals. 2003 9 x 6 278 pages
 
Cover: Card
Comments:  (RRP £15), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Powell & Weedin -  Cacti of the Trans-Pecos & adjacent areas
Very detailed descriptions of the 104 recognised species and varieties occurring in the 15 counties in and near the Trans-Pecos region. 64 distribution maps. 2004 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 509 text pages, 62 pp. containing 313 colour photos
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £60.5), New
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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Quinn, Meg -  Cacti of the Desert Southwest
80 cacti are each given a full page with a good size colour photo and description. 2001 9 x 6 88 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Baja California Plant Field Guide - 3rd edition'Rebman & Roberts -  Baja California Plant Field Guide - 3rd edition
A very chunky book with a notable pedigree – being the third edition – which starts by giving the climate, geology and ecological regions and impact of invasive non native plants. The plants are listed by family and the plants are each given quite readable descriptions and colour photo adjacent to it. 2012 9 ¼ x 6 451 pages
 
Cover: Plastic
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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View larger image of 'Freezehardy Opuntia from the USA - Kaktusy special 2004 No 2'Richter, Ivana -  Freezehardy Opuntia from the USA - Kaktusy special 2004 No 2
Growing Cacti etc outside has become more popular recently, and this nicely produced book gives information on how to grow these plants, and well illustrates them. English 2004 9 x 6 32 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
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Roberts, Norman -  Baja California Plant Field Guide
Quite long introduction to the area geology, climate and phytogeographic areas and keys to the plants, before the plants are illustrated with typically 4 colour photos per page with descriptions on the opposite page. 1989 9 x 6 309 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
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Royer & Dickinson -  Wild Flowers of Edmonton
Sister book to the above, produced to the same format. 118 pages 1996 8 x 4 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Specially imported from Canada. Limp cover, , New
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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Schulz & Runyon -  Texas Cacti: Proceedings of the Texas Academy of Science Volume 14
A popular and scientific account of the cacti native to Texas...., 63 B&W photos 1930 9 ¼ x 6 181 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Very good for its age, with remarkably little wear to the cover and corners and fading., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Sternberg & Wilson -  Native Trees for North American Landscapes
A very attractive book which provides a great deal of information about 650 species and varieties and 500 cultivars giving not just descriptions but also what conditions suit them best and how to get the best of out them. Many good colour photos show what can be achieved with them. 2004 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 552 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear to the dust jacket (RRP £45), New
Price: £(GBP)27.00
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Strickler, Dee -  Northwest Penstemons
An attractive book that describes and illustrates 80 species native to NW America. 1997 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 191 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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View larger image of 'Sierra Nevada Wildflowers'Wiese -  Sierra Nevada Wildflowers
Over 230 plants are described and illustrated with a colour photo, along with a brief introductory section to the area. 9 x 6 2000 188 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Wiggins, Ira -  Flora of Baja California
After a good length introduction to the area the plants are described in great detail with sketches and keys. 1980 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 1025 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very worn dust jacket with some small tears and slight loss, and foxing (browinging) to the page edges., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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