• Plant Morphology - Information on leaf shapes, inflorescence types, plant families, and other botanical topics.
  • Plant Communities - Descriptions and images pertaining to plants which are associated with various environmental conditions.
  • Food, Gas, and Lodging - Listings of support services available to those exploring Death Valley NP.
  • Plant Quizzer - Test your ability to identify various plants commonly found in the Death Valley area!
  • Death Valley Area Hikes - Hiking around Death Valley can be quite an adventure. There are many well-developed trails, but there are also many hikes that traverse poorly maintained trails as well as some that require some route-finding skills. This section includes route descriptions for hikes in and around Death Valley NP.

Desert Plant and Wildflower Books:
  • Baldwin et. al. The Jepson Desert Manual: Vascular Plants of Southeastern California. University of California Press, Berkeley, 2002.
  • Blackwell, Laird. Great Basin Wildflowers: A Guide to Common Wildflowers of the High Deserts of Nevada, Utah, and Oregon. Falcon, Helena, 2006.
  • Blackwell, Laird. Wildflowers of the Eastern Sierra and Adjoining Mojave Desert and Great Basin. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton, 2002.
  • Bowers, Janice. Flowers and Shrubs of the Mojave Desert. Southwest Parks and Monuments Association, Tucson, 1999.
  • Bowers, Janice. Shrubs and Trees of the Southwest Deserts. Southwest Parks and Monuments Association, Tucson, 1993.
  • DeDecker, Mary. Flora of the Northern Mojave Desert, California. California Native Plant Society, Riverside, 1984.
  • Ferris, Roxana. Death Valley Wildflowers. Chalfant Press, Inc., Bishop, 1981.
  • Larsen, Wes. A Field Folio of Indian and Pioneer Medicinal Plants. Third Mesa Publishing Co., Toquerville (Utah), 1996.
  • Jaeger, Edmund. Desert Wild Flowers. Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1988.
  • MacKay, Pam. Mojave Desert Wildflowers. Falcon, Guilford, 2003.
  • Morhardt and Morhardt. California Desert Flowers. University of California Press, Berkeley, 2004.
  • Munz, Philip. A California Flora, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1969.
  • Munz, Philip. Introduction to California Desert Wildflowers. University of California Press, Berkeley, 2004.
  • Stewart, Jon Mark, Mojave Desert Wildflowers. Jon Stewart Photography, Albuquerque, 1998.
  • Taylor, Ronald J., Sagebrush Country: A Wildflower Sanctuary. Mountain Press Publishing, Missoula, 1992.

A pamphlet published by the Death Valley Natural History Association titled Wildflowers of Death Valley National Park and the Mojave Desert was also very useful.
Useful Plant Websites:

Death Valley Books:
  • Belden, L. Burr, Mines of Death Valley, La Siesta Press, Glendale, 1985.
  • Bryan and Tucker-Bryan, The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park, University Press of Colorado, Niwot, 1995.
  • Cole, O. N., Trona Trivia, (Set, Printed, and Published by Lisa Rains, Trona, CA, 1994).
  • Digonnet, Michel. Hiking Death Valley: A Guide To Its Natural Wonders and Mining Past, Quality Books, Palo Alto, 1997.
  • Digonnet, Michel. Hiking Western Death Valley National Park: Panamint, Saline, and Eureka Valleys, Quality Books, Palo Alto, 2009.
  • Hubbard, P. B., Bray, Doris, Pipkin, George. Ballarat Facts and Folklore (1897-1917), 1965.
  • Lingenfelter, Richard E., Death Valley and the Amargosa: A Land of Illusion, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1986.
  • Mitchell, Roger, Death Valley SUV Trails: A Guide to 46 Interesting Four-Wheeling Excursions in the Death Valley Country, Track and Trail Publishing, Oakhurst, 2001.
  • Murphy, Robert J., Wildrose Charcoal Kilns, Death Valley '49ers, Inc., Death Valley, 1972.
  • Zdon, Andy, Desert Summits: A Climbing and Hiking Guide to California and Southern Nevada, Spotted Dog Press, Bishop, 2006.

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