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Desert plants

by Susan Reading

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  • 26 Currently reading

Published by Facts on File in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Desert plants -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Desert ecology -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Desert plants.,
  • Desert ecology.,
  • Ecology.

  • About the Edition

    An examination of the plants that grow in the desert, and of the specialized methods of water economy, photosynthesis, and reproduction that allow them to survive.

    Edition Notes

    Statementwritten by Susan Reading.
    SeriesPlant life
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQK938.D4 R43 1990
    The Physical Object
    Pagination62 p. :
    Number of Pages62
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1872061M
    ISBN 100816024219
    LC Control Number90031664
    OCLC/WorldCa21339325

    This easy-to-read book introduces you to a variety of vegetation that are able to survive in some of the earth's most arid regions, the American deserts. Fact-filled captions describe a dozen desert plants, including the Spanish bayonet, fishhook cactus, spotted Pages: Hardiness: It is a quite frost resistant cactus, hardy to -5° C (- 10° C if very dry). However in cultivation it is better not to expose it to temperatures lower than -0° C. Exposure: Outside full sun or afternoon shade, inside needs bright light, and some direct sun, but, as a former mountain dweller, does not care for extremely high.

      What plants to grow, how to nurture them, and where they do the very best, it’s all here. The most recent edition of Sunset includes more than 8, plant selections for western states. While not all plants in this book are suitable for the desert, this book is a great place to get ideas and understand plant requirements. Southwestern Plants. Here are just a few of the many native Southwest plants that have medicinal qualities. Pleurisy-root or Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa). A member of the milkweed family (Ascplediaceae), pleurisy-root grows in well-drained soils in prairie fields or canyon bottoms. Its gorgeous orange clusters of flowers attract numerous insects, particularly butterflies, that can.

      The leaves of the desert plants are small-sized, They may be ribbon-like and spiralled, There are a few number of the stomata that lie deeply to reduce the loss of the water by the transpiration as the Calamagrostis plant.. The leaves of the desert plants are used in storing the water as in the cactus, The leaves of the desert plants are surrounded with a waxy layer to prevent the water loss. A classic book on desert gardening with hundreds of descriptions of desert-hardy plants. Plants for Natural Gardens: Southwestern Native and Adaptive Trees, Shrubs, Wildflowers, and Grasses Judith Phillips Museum of New Mexico Press; Companion book to Natural by Design concentrates on over two hundred SW native plants.


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