Douglas’ Phacelia (Phacelia douglasii)

The PLANTS of MONTEREY COUNTY, an Illustrated Field Key, Second Edition
by Mary Ann Matthews and Michael Mitchell; published in November 2015.

The second edition is updated to reflect all the current botanical science, yet retains the drawings, clear format and ease of use of the original edition.

No book is free from errors and, in addition, the field of taxonomy is constantly changing. Click here to see updates and corrections.

Currently available at The Bookworks and for $39.95. Free digital copy available here, generously provided by the authors.

Monterey County Wildflowers – a Field Guide
by Rod M Yeager, MD & Michael Mitchell; published in December 2016.

This field guide covers about 950 plant taxa in Monterey County. Multiple photographs, arranged by family in color groups, illustrate virtually all the plants and are accompanied by brief descriptions to help identify and differentiate them from others that may appear similar.

Currently available at The Bookworks, River House Books, and for $29.95.