Barbara Ertter
Mary Bowerman

This magnificent revision of Mary Bowerman's masterpiece lives up to the unsurpassed standards of her now-classic original and brings a tremendous wealth of new information about Mt. Diablo and its spectacular flora into sharp focus. All of the outstanding qualities of the 1944 edition are preserved here and are richly embellished with a thorough, up-to-date, floristic and ecological reassessment based on extensive field and herbaria research. The results of these renewed efforts are impressive, with the addition of more than 200 native and naturalized plant species. Perspectives on the physical environment, vegetation, and flora of Mt. Diablo spanning over half a century of direct investigation provide a fascinating, invaluable account of environmental change on the mountain and of progress in scientific understanding of its rocks, soils, and plants. Anyone with an interest in the natural history of California will not want to be without this book.
Bruce Baldwin
book signing celebration
Book release celebration with Susan D'Alcamo, Barbara Ertter, and Lisa Schultheis l-r behind Mary Bowerman

Order from the California Native Plant Society

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