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North American Wildland Plants: A Field Guide

Field / Identification Guide

By: James L Stubbendieck, Stephan L Hatch and Neal M Bryan

520 pages, 219 figures

University of Nebraska Press

Paperback | Aug 2011 | Edition: 2 | #190519 | ISBN-13: 9780803234857
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About this book

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 to maximize use of the book as a field guide. Each plant description includes identifying 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 second edition includes updated information about closely related or easily misidentified species, new and revised illustrations, and revised distribution maps.

An excellent field guide for amateurs and professionals who want to identify the common species in non-forested regions of North America... The species accounts include excellent, detailed line drawings, range maps, taxonomy, reproductive and vegetative characteristics, forage value, and habitat. - Wildlife Activist


Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Wildland Plants; Grasses; Family POACEAE Tribe ANDROPOGONEAE Andropogon gerardii; Andropogon virginicus; Bothriochloa laguroides; Heteropogon contortus; Schizachyrium scoparium; Sorghastrum nutans; Tripsacum dactyloides ARISTIDEAE Aristida oligantha; Aristida purpurea AVENEAE Agrostis stolonifera; Avena barbata; Avena fatua; Calamagrostis canadensis; Calamagrostis rubescens; Deschampsia cespitosa; Helictotrichon hookeri; Koeleria macrantha; Phalaris arundinacea; Phleum alpinum; Phleum pratense; Trisetum spicatum BROMEAE Bromus carinatus; Bromus diandrus; Bromus hordeaceus; Bromus inermis; Bromus tectorum CYNODONTEAE Bouteloua curtipendula; Bouteloua eriopoda; Bouteloua gracilis; Bouteloua hirsuta; Bouteloua repens; Buchloe dactyloides; Chloris cucullata; Cynodon dactylon; Hilaria belangeri; Hilaria jamesii; Hilaria mutica; Schedonnardus paniculatus; Spartina gracilis; Spartina pectinata DANTHONIEAE Danthonia californica; Danthonia intermedia; Danthonia parryi ERAGROSTEAE Blepharoneuron tricholepis; Calamovilfa longifolia; Distichlis spicata; Eragrostis curvula; Eragrostis trichodes; Leptochloa dubia; Muhlenbergia montana; Muhlenbergia porteri; Muhlenbergia torreyi; Redfieldia flexuosa; Scleropogon brevifolius; Sporobolus airoides; Sporobolus compositus; Sporobolus cryptandrus MELICEAE Melica bulbosa PANICEAE Digitaria californica; Panicum hallii; Panicum obtusum; Panicum virgatum; Paspalum distichum; Pennisetum ciliare; Setaria leucopila POEAE Dactylis glomerata; Festuca campestris; Festuca idahoensis; Poa fendleriana; Poa pratensis; Poa secunda; Vulpia octoflora STIPEAE Hesperostipa comata; Nassella leucotricha; Nassella pulchra; Stipa hymenoides; Stipa nelsonii TRITICEAE Agropyron cristatum; Elymus canadensis; Elymus elymoides; Elymus hispidus; Elymus smithii; Elymus spicatus; Elymus trachycaulus Hordeum jubatum; Hordeum pusillum; Leymus cinereus; Taeniatherum caput-medusae; Grass-like Plants; Family; Scientific Name CYPERACEAE Carex filifolia; Carex geyeri; Carex nebrascensis; Carex utriculata; Schoenoplectus acutus JUNCACEAE Juncus balticus; Forbs and Woody Plants; Family; Scientific Name ANACARDIACEAE Rhus aromatica APIACEAE Conium maculatum ASTERACEAE Tribe; Scientific Name ANTHEMIDEAE Achillea millefolium; Artemisia cana; Artemisia filifolia; Artemisia frigida; Artemisia ludoviciana; Artemisia nova; Artemisia spinescens; Artemisia tridentata ASTEREAE Amphiachyris dracunculoides; Chrysopsis villosa; Chrysothamnus nauseosus; Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus; Grindelia squarrosa; Gutierrezia sarothrae; Solidago missouriensis CICHORIEAE Agoseris glauca; Crepis acuminate; Taraxacum officinale EUPATORIEAE Liatris punctata HELIANTHEAE Ambrosia deltoidea; Ambrosia dumosa; Ambrosia psilostachya; Baileya multiradiata; Balsamorhiza sagittata; Flourensia cernua; Hymenoxys hoopesii; Hymenoxys odorata; Ratibida columnifera; Wyethia amplexicaulis; Wyethia mollis SENECIONEAE Senecio douglasii; Senecio serra; Tetradymia canescens; Family; Scientific Name BETULACEAE Alnus incana BRASSICACEAE Descurainia pinnata; Stanleya pinnata CAPRIFOLIACEAE Symphoricarpos albus; Symphoricarpos occidentalis CHENOPODIACEAE Atriplex canescens; Atriplex confertifolia; Atriplex gardneri; Ceratoides lanata; Grayia spinosa; Halogeton glomeratus; Kochia americana; Kochia scoparia; Salsola iberica; Sarcobatus vermiculatus CLUSIACEAE Hypericum perforatum CORNACEAE Cornus sericea CUPRESSACEAE Juniperus monosperma Juniperus scopulorum DENNSTAEDTIACEAE Pteridium aquilinum ELAEAGNACEAE Shepherdia canadensis EPHEDRACEAE Ephedra trifurca ERICACEAE Arctostaphylos pungens; Arctostaphylos uva-ursi FABACEAE Acacia berlandieri; Acacia farnesiana; Acacia greggii; Acacia rigidula; Amorpha canescens; Astragalus mollissimus; Dalea purpurea; Lupinus caudatus; Medicago polymorpha; Oxytropis lambertii; Prosopis glandulosa; Psoralidium tenuiflorum FAGACEAE Quercus gambelii; Quercus stellata GERANIACEAE Erodium botrys; Erodium cicutarium; Geranium richardsonii GROSSULARIACEAE Ribes cereum KRAMERIACEAE Krameria erecta MALVACEAE Sphaeralcea coccinea ONAGRACEAE Epilobium angustifolium PINACEAE Pinus edulis; Pinus ponderosa PLANTAGINACEAE Plantago patagonica RANUNCULACEAE Delphinium bicolor; Delphinium occidentale RHAMNACEAE Ceanothus cuneatus; Ceanothus fendleri; Ceanothus integerrimus; Ceanothus velutinus ROSACEAE Adenostoma fasciculatum; Amelanchier alnifolia; Cercocarpus ledifolius; Cercocarpus montanus; Coleogyne ramosissima; Fallugia paradoxa; Pentaphylloides fruticosa; Prunus virginiana; Purshia stansburiana; Purshia tridentata; Rosa woodsii SALICACEAE Populus tremuloides;; Salix bebbiana; Salix exigua SCROPHULARIACEAE Penstemon glaber ULMACEAE Celtis pallida ZYGOPHYLLACEAE Larrea tridentata Glossary; Authorities; Selected References; Index

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