Plants of Southern California: Comments On Milt McAuley's Wildflowers of the Santa Monica Mountains

Please read the introduction to this page first!

This is a superb reference for the Santa Monica Mountains, and is so comprehensive and reasonably-priced that it has been used for many other areas of Southern California outside of the Santa Monica Mountains. The 1996 second edition contains 496 color photographs, and nearly as many line-drawings, of almost 500 taxa, with a basic description of almost 1,000 taxa including flowering times.

I have not read the book thoroughly, so my personal comments are not very extensive, giving five misidentifications I have come across in the course of other work and a quick scan of the photographs. The comments here include ones given to me by others, and are attributed to the person submitting the comment.

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