The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California
James C. Hickman
University of California Press, 1993 - Nature - 1400 pages
"More information is packed into one volume that will be useful to a wider audience than any other manual of this kind yet published in the history of botany."--David L. Magney, The California Native Plant Society
"A single work . . . simultaneously accessible to dedicated beginners and indispensable to professional botanists. . . . For the first time in one volume a user-friendly flora of the exceedingly diverse higher plants of California."--Mildred E. Mathias, editor of "Flowering Plants in the Landscape"
"Allows amateurs and professionals alike to easily and accurately identify plant species. . . . A product that will contribute in a major way to the preservation of California's unique floral resource. Our gratitude and congratulations for a job well done."--Phyllis Faber, Editor, "Fremontia"
"Sets new standards for excellence . . . and picks up beautifully on the contemporary idea that botanical work should be fully accessible to the general public as well as to scientists."--Peter H. Raven, Missouri Botanical Garden
"Precise and accurate, a masterpiece of clarity and succinctness."--G. Ledyard Stebbins, University of California, Davis
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Review: The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of CaliforniaUser Review - Bramble - Goodreads
As good as a multi-authored flora can be, and a must have if you care about plants in the trans-montane West. All too often, the descriptions contain no more data than the keys. 4 stars when combined with the on-line supplements. Read full review
Review: The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of CaliforniaUser Review - brian - Goodreads
okay, so i never read the jepson manual from cover to cover. who would? well... some people i suppose, but it was definitely a great reference and cost me a pretty penny. Read full review