70 Common Cacti of the Southwest


With their strange and contorted shapes, fascinating spines, and showy flowers, members of the cactus family attract the attention and ardor of those who visit, and those who live in, the American Southwest. From the Big Bend country of Texas through the Sonoran, Chihuahuan and Mojave Deserts, you'll find cacti growing, their succulent and spiny forms defining the arid southwestern landscape. 70 Common Cacti of the Southwest is an indispensable guide to the names, characteristics, and range of the cacti in this extraordinary region. Included are more than 75 photos of the species you are most likely to encounter in southwestern deserts and foothills, information on how to identify each species, and a brief description of habitat and range.

  • ISBN-13: 9780911408829
  • Genre: Nature & Outdoors, Published by WNPA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Trim size: 4" x 6"
  • Page count: 80 pages
  • Published by Western National Parks Association in 1989
  • Written by Pierre C. Fischer
  • Photography by Jack Dykinga
  • Illustrated by Paul Mirocha
  • Audience: Adult, General
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