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06-17-2004, 11:53 AM
From: Gwen Burzycki, burzyg@miamidade.gov
Date: 12/28/01
Time: 11:38 AM

I am a member of the Florida Native Plant Society, and will be making a trip to California in the early spring to visit relatives in LA. During this trip, we expect to visit Anza-Borrego Desert State Park if the weather indicates that the desert plants will be in bloom. I am not experienced at all with the California flora, and my relatives are not botanically inclined. Are there any plant references that would be helpful in appreciating the desert experience for a botanically inclined person with zero experience with California plant families?

06-17-2004, 11:55 AM
From: mazer nfrlprdpr@yahoo.com
Date: 01/17/02
Time: 07:51 PM

Contact caroleigh@calphoto.com, she might have some good resources as she often takes photo walks down there and use to live in Palm Springs. She has a wealth of information at her fingertips and is the best I can think of other than contacting the park service itself to see if there are any local books or pamphlets on the flowers in the area...

06-17-2004, 11:55 AM
From: Sue, Suezycrmchse@msn.com
Date: 01/28/02
Time: 12:11 AM

There is a place called "The Living Desert" in Palm Springs. It has lots of plants and animals of California. Also, the California Poppy reserve in Antelope Valley. Also, Joshua Tree National Park (near Anza-Borrego) is a beautiful place. I've been to all. Good luck!

06-17-2004, 11:56 AM
From: Diana Hickson, dianahickson@aol.com
Date: 03/04/02
Time: 08:25 PM

Try "California Desert Wildflowers" by P.A. Munz (UC Press). Good drawings and some photos. "Desert Wild Flowers" by E.C. Jaeger covers the Sonora (in which Anza lies) and Mojave deserts, with line drawings only. Hopefully, this isn't too late, but if it is, you've already discovered the great book selection at the state park visitor center there.