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North American Wildland Plants

A Field Guide

James Stubbendieck

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Published: 05/2017
Pages: 536
Subject: Science
eBook ISBN: 9781496200914

DESCRIPTION

North American Wildland Plants contains descriptions of the salient characteristics of the most important wildland plants of North America. This comprehensive reference assists individuals with limited botanical knowledge as well as natural resource professionals in identifying wildland plants. The two hundred species of wildland plants in this book were selected because of their abundance, desirability, or poisonous properties. Each illustration has been enhanced with labels pointing to key characteristics to facilitate the identification of unknown plants. Each plant description includes plant characteristics, an illustration of the plant with enlarged parts, and a general distribution map for North America. Each species description includes nomenclature; life span; origin; season of growth; inflorescence, flower or spikelet, or other reproductive parts; vegetative parts; and growth characteristics. Brief notes are included on habitat; livestock losses; and historic, food, and medicinal uses. This third edition contains additional refinements in the nomenclature, distribution, illustrations, and descriptions of plants.  

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Stubbendieck is director emeritus of the Center for Great Plains Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, and professor emeritus of grassland ecology in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Stephan L. Hatch is professor of grass taxonomy in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management and director of the S. M. Tracy Herbarium at Texas A&M University. Neal M. Bryan is associate director of graduate student and postdoctoral development, Office of Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Cheryl D. Dunn is research manager and herbarium curator in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.  

REVIEWS

"Will prove useful to both individuals with limited botanical knowledge as well as natural resource professionals in identifying wildland plants."—Natural Resources Journal  

"This standard in the field . . . just keeps getting better."—Choice