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Grasses of South Texas: A Guide to Their Identification and Value

Field / Identification GuideIdentification Key

By: James H Everitt, D Lynn Drawe, Christopher R Little and Robert I Lonard

336 pages, 300 col photos, 6 illus, 1 map

Texas Tech University Press

Paperback | May 2011 | #190621 | ISBN-13: 9780896726680
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The vast rangelands of south Texas - that portion of the state lying south of San Antonio and extending west and south to the Rio Grande and east to the Gulf of Mexico - are home to many species of grasses, some beneficial and some noxious. Careful identification is important for ranch and farm management, conservation, and scientific study.

This field guide catalogs 250 taxa, representing 9 subfamilies, 15 tribes, and 88 genera. Detailed descriptions, accompanied by color photographs, cover 175 native species and 75 that were introduced - exotic invaders that took hold as agricultural practices, urban development, road construction, and other perturbations eliminated extensive areas of native vegetation. High-resolution photographic scans of pressed field samples show detailed characteristics necessary for identification.

Included for each species are common and scientific names and their importance to livestock, wildlife, and man. Detailed keys are provided for the genera and species covered.

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James H. Everitt is a former rangeland scientist (retired) with the Kika de la Garza Subtropical Agricultural Research Center in Weslaco, Texas. D. Lynn Drawe is former director (retired) of the Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation in Sinton, Texas. Christopher R. Little is assistant professor of plant pathology at Kansas State University. Robert I. Lonard is retired as research professor at the University of Texas-Pan American.

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