Hardy Californians: A Woman's Life with Native Plants

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Lester G. E. Rowntree (1879-1979), free-spirited adventurer and pioneering botanist, was fifty-two when she traded a comfortable home for the life of a peripatetic traveler in the California mountains, deserts, and forests. Through hundreds of magazine and journal articles, two acclaimed books, and uncounted public lectures, Rowntree shared her vast knowledge of California native plants and at the same time argued passionately for the protection of the state's bountiful flora. A mountain mystic who worshipped on Sierra ...

Hardy Californians: A Woman's Life with Native Plants 2006, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520250512

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