Naturalist's Guide to Canyon Country by David B. Williams

By David B. Williams

Finished and fantastically illustrated trailside refernce to crops, animals, and geology of a space that comes with 9 nationwide parks and monuments

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Salt desert scrub: Characterized by plants that can withstand highly alkaline and saline soils.  Riparian or protected: Characterized by plants that live along watercourse banks or that live in restricted habitats like protected canyons or alcoves.  This covers a wide range of plants that may also inhabit the pinyon­juniper woodland.  Characterized by plants that grow in rocky soils or straight out of the bedrock in joints and fissures.  You should always exercise caution when eating any wild plant because several poisonous plants closely resemble the edible ones.

A corollary to this deep root development is that these southern plants have larger canopies and drop fewer leaves during the summer than their northern counterparts. The generic name refers to Pedro Gutierrez, a nineteenth­century correspondent for the Botanic Garden in Madrid.  Although they often grow along roadsides, encelia also can be found on talus and slickrock associated with blackbrush and shadscale. The genus name honors Christopher Encel, an English botanist who wrote a book on oak galls in 1577.

The pollinator then flies or crawls to the next flower where the pollen is deposited onto the stigma and pollination takes place.  Most pollination, though, occurs during the day, so color and shape are important for attracting visitors.  Unfortunately, habitat degradation has led to a loss of pollinators, especially insects.  Welsh et al.  The generic name, Cymopterus, Greek for wavy wing, relates to the fruit.  government survey into southeastern Utah in 1855.  They bloom in March and April and set seed before hot weather begins.

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