A useful and complete summary of all the scientific information available on one of the most significant plant species in the western and intermountain regions. Among the plant species of the great Basin rangeland, the Purshia—ancient members of the rose family evolved to survive the aridity and temperature extremes of this harsh region—are one of the most important. This book-length study of this key plant species provides a comprehensive examination of the biology and ecology of the species and region.
James A. Young has spent more than thirty years in Nevada devising methods to maintain and preserve the soils and plant communities that constitute the rangelands in the Great Basin. He is senior research scientist for the USDA Agriculture Research Service, exotic and invasive weeds research unit.
Charlie D. Clements is range scientist for the USDA Agriculture Research Service, exotic and invasive weeds research unit.
“Purshia is well written and avoids overuse of highly technical language without compromising the scientific value of the text.” —CHOICE
“The authors, particularly the senior author, have a long and productive history working on the lands on which Purshia occurs and an intimate familiarity with management of those lands and the people (both researchers and managers) who have studied and managed Purshia . . . The book is rich with detail, documentation, and personal anecdotes.” —Plant Science Bulletin