By Ray S. Vizgirdas
The Sierra Nevada of California and Nevada is the longest non-stop mountain variety within the US. It includes over 50 percentage of California's overall plant life, nearly 405 plant taxa endemic to the Sierra, and 218 taxa which are thought of infrequent. This consultant is appropriate for botanists, and readers attracted to the normal makes use of of local crops.
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