Legumes of Arizona: An Illustrated Flora and Reference
In order to meet this need, Boyce Thompson Arboretum and the Desert Legume Program initiated work on a comprehensive reference to these plants in Arizona, Legumes of Arizona: An Illustrated Flora and Reference. When completed, this book will provide an up-to-date, scientific description of all native, naturalized and cultivated legumes in Arizona. It will include written descriptions, identification keys, distribution maps, illustrations and photographs. It will also provide users with information to better understand the history and potential of Arizona legumes through discussion paragraphs covering ecology, ethnobotany, potential uses and cultivation. This book is being written to appeal to a broad audience, and will minimize the use of technical jargon. Legumes of Arizona will become a valuable reference for land managers, farmers, ranchers, conservationists, gardeners and others with an interest in the natural history of Arizona.
Major support for Legumes of Arizona: An Illustrated Flora and Reference has been provided by the Wallace Research Foundation. Additional support has been provided by many individuals and by organizations including the Art Institute (Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum), Sonoran Desert Florilegium Program, the art program at the Denver Botanic Gardens, and the Arizona Native Plant Society.
For further information, please visit http://ag.arizona.edu/herbarium/projects/az_legumes or contact Kirsten Lake, Managing Editor, Legumes of Arizona, The University of Arizona Herbarium, PO Box 210036, Herring Hall, Tucson, Arizona 85721.
This pocket-sized field guide features 83 species of cacti and other succulent plants that may be found in southern Arizona. One or more color photographs illustrate each plant in its natural habitat, and often include close-up images of the flowers. The book is organized with related plants on consecutive pages to facilitate identification. The text lists both scientific and common names. Information on habitat and distribution of each species is provided along with a brief, non-technical description, flowering times, interesting facts about the plants and useful tips on distinguishing similar species. Arizona residents and visitors alike will find this an interesting and convenient reference for these fascinating plants.
Updated August 2016