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Mentzelia and Occasional Papers Sticky

Besides its monthly member newsletter, the Nevada Native Plant Society issues two series of publications on an irregular schedule. The society's occasional journal Mentzelia includes articles and monographs of interest to the membership that are longer and more in-depth than those appearing in the newsletter. The most recent is number 8 (2007), spiral bound, describing the Spring Mountains of Clark and Nye counties, Nevada, and their vascular flora. The Occasional Papers series issues single articles on botanical topics, often reprinted from other (usually out-of-print) sources. Back issues are available for those issues listed with prices below and may be ordered from our online catalog, by mail (NNPS, P.O. Box 8965, Reno, NV 89507) or by emailing Janel at president@nvnps.org. Prices include sales tax and postage.


OCCASIONAL PAPERS

 

Occasional Paper, Number 1, 1976 . . . . . . . . . . $2.50
A Catalogue of Nevada Plants, by C.L. Anderson, reprinted from the Report of the State Mineralogist of Nevada, 1871

 

Occasional Paper, Number 2, 1977 . . . . . . . . . . $2.50
Botanical features around Reno, by P. Beveridge Kennedy, reprinted from Muhlenbergia, 1907.

 

Occasional Paper, Number 3, 1978 . . . . . . . . . . $2.50
Impressions of Nevada - the countryside and some of the plants - as seen through the eyes of an Englishman, H. Dwight Ripley, excerpts of articles which appeared in the quarterly Bulletin of the Alpine Garden Society, Great Britain, from 1942 to 1947.

 

Occasional Paper, Number 4, 1980 . . . . . . . . . . $3.00
The plant associations of the Carson Desert Region, Western Nevada, by W.D. Billings, reprinted from Butler University Botanical Studies, 1945.

 

Occasional Paper, Number 5, 1982 . . . . . . Out of Print
Sereno Watson, by Arnold Tiehm.

 

Occasional Paper, Number 6, 1984 . . . . . . . . . . $3.00
The ecology of desert plants, by Fritz W. Went.

 

Occasional Paper, Number 7, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . $4.00
John Thomas Howell, by Arnold Tiehm

 

MENTZELIA

 

Mentzelia, Number 1, 1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.00
The natural vegetation of Nevada; a synopsis of Eriogonum in the Sierra Nevada; the Great Basin bristlecone pine; and portraits of other native plants.

 

Mentzelia, Number 2, 1976 . . . . . . . . . . . . Out of Print
The autecology of Oryzopsis hymenoides; historical notes on some early collectors; and some of the plants named for these collectors.

 

Mentzelia, Number 3, 1977 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.00
Some of Nevada's threatened and endangered plants, particularly those found in geothermal areas.

 

Mentzelia, Number 4, 1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . Out of Print
Biogeography of the Intermountain Region.

 

Mentzelia, Number 5, 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8.00
Nevada plant life and its students; pickleweed; the Laura E. Mills Memorial Park; collecting useful plants with a Northern Paiute elder in the Stillwater Range; western natives for home landscaping; and Pamirian winterfat.

 

Mentzelia, Number 6, 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.50
Peavine Mountain, Nevada, in two volumes: Part 1: The Character of Peavine Mountain, 68 pp. Climate, geology, soils, plant communities, islands of Sierran plants, birds, mammals, and Native Americans, and mining history. Part 2: Vascular Plants of Peavine Mountain, 88 pp. Botanical collecting and a catalogue of vascular plants.

 

Mentzelia, Number 7, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.00
A Flora of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada, 90 pp., spiral bound.

 

Mentzelia, Number 8, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.00
Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of the Spring Mountains, Clark and Nye counties, Nevada, 72 pp., spiral bound.

 

2018 Newsletters

Date Volume Keywords
January & February Volume 44 No. 1 Seeds of Success
March Volume 44 No. 2 Grants and Gloria Project
April Volume 44 No. 3 Spring Events and US Botany Bill
May Volume 44 No. 4 Day at the Museum (UNR)
June - No newsletter
July and August Volume 44 No. 5 Sagebrush Galls
September Volume 44 No. 6 Alopecurus arundinaceus
October Volume 44 No. 7 Yucca Moths
November Volume 44 No. 8 Western Monarchs

 

Popular Publications

Wildflowers of the Northern Nevada Cold Desert - 2012 - $10

This book was written for the person with a beginning interest in wildflowers, and designed to be easy to use.  Color photos of the flowers are arranged by color, and the booklet shows only the most common wildflowers of the local area.  The emphasis of the book is plants found at lower elevations, primarily the sagebrush and pinyon-juniper dominated habitats on the valley floors and foothills of northern Nevada.  Thus one is not faced with a book of several hundred pages and the problem of eliminating flowers not found here.  Information about the Great Basin, some common non-native plants, a glossary and other features are included.  It would make a great gift for someone who is beginning to take an interest in native plants.

Eastern Mojave Wildflower Poster - 2010 - $15

This stunning poster depicts 46 of the eastern Mojave's most beautiful native wildflowers.  Artwork by Sharon Schafer.

See our Online Store to order publications.

 

Growing Native Plants

Selection and Cultivation of Nevada Native Plants
(a guide to information resources)

2012 Newsletters

Date Volume Keywords
January & February 2012 Volume 38 No. 1 Grants, Mojave Composites
March 2012 Volume 38 No. 2 Schoolyard Habitat Program
April 2012 Volume 38 No. 3 March Meeting notes, Larrea tridentata
May 2012 Volume 38 No. 4 Field Trip Schedule, Claytonia umbellata
July/August 2012 Volume 38 No. 6 Fern and Frazier Falls Field Trip
September 2012 Volume 38 No. 7 Field Trip Reports, Flora ID NW, Wildflower Book

 

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