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Plant Material of Agricultural Importance in Temperate Climates

By: MA Farrgher

326 pages, 1200 line illus

University College Dublin Press

Paperback | Dec 1996 | #144719 | ISBN: 1900621002
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About this book

Plants are fully described in this text, including their habitat preference. There are keys to vegetative, floral, seed and seedling phases, and a section on the history, evolution, identification, morphology, anatomy and other taxonomic data of weed and economic plants.

A description of over 400 species of plants of agricultural importance in temperate climates which reflects M.A. Farragher's long experience in teaching plant taxonomy. All aspects, including historical background, evolutionary histories, cultivar identification, morphology, anatomy and other taxonomic data and uses are discussed. Over 1200 line illustrations are provided. This book is especially suitable for students of agriculture and botany and all whose study or work necessitates a knowledge of plants.


Contents

Nomenclature and classification; miscellaneous families - weed plants; poisonous plants; seeds, fruits, seedlings; poaceae (gramineae); brassicaceae (cruciferae); fabaceae (leguminosae); chenopodaceae; rosaceae; solanaceae; concurbitaceae; apiaceae (umbelliferae); liliaceae.

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