288 pages, 700+ colour photos, b/w line drawings
Grasses are the foremost plant family of prairies, savannas, barrens, many agricultural landscapes, lawns, and successional habitats throughout Wisconsin, yet they are notoriously difficult to identify. This field guide to 232 species of Wisconsin grasses includes more than 1100 illustrations. Setting a new standard as the first new, illustrated midwestern grass identification manual to appear since the 1960s, it provides up-to-date, comprehensive information for naturalists, gardeners, landscapers, nursery horticulturalists, community restoration professionals, agronomists and biologists, and any outdoors lover.
Field Guide to Wisconsin Grasses includes:
– species descriptions and distribution maps for all 232 species
– more than 700 color photographs accompanying species descriptions
– drawings of most species
– chapters on grass morphology and grasses in natural communities
– keys to all species, including an illustrated key to genera
– a glossary of grass terminology
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Emmet J. Judziewicz is a professor of biology and director of the Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and coauthor with Merel R. Black of Wildflowers of Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. Robert W. Freckmann is a professor emeritus of biology at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Lynn G. Clark is the director of the Iowa Ada Hayden Herbarium and a professor of biology at Iowa State University. Merel R. Black is a research associate at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and manages the "Plants of Wisconsin" website. The late Elsie H. Froeschner drew most of the illustrations, and the late Anna Gardner took many of the habit and spikelet photographs.