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Descriptions and types of Utah’s hanging gardens. This work includes a comparison of hanging gardens in Canyonlands versus Zion Canyon, as well as the plant and animal assemblages found there. Five types of gardens and alcoves are defined and the different types found in both national parks are described. Maps of hanging garden locations and extensive photographs of the flora and fauna are provided.
Table of Contents (abridged)
Types of Gardens and Alcoves
Zion Canyon Gardens
Geographic Affinities of Hanging Gardens
Restricted or Unusual Plants
Appendix I: Endemic Species
Appendix II: The Algal Component
Appendix III: Records of Collections
Appendix IV: Utah's Hanging Garden Communities, Bluff versus Canyonlands versus Zion
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