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Here one finds descriptions of 239 native trees, 22 foreign trees--now escaped from civilization and become wild--and a list of native shrubs that occasionally reach tree size. Almost every description is illustrated with drawings showing typical leaves, flowers, and fruits. Complicated technical terms have been avoided. Originally published in 1937. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
Wildflowers of the Coastal Plain provides detailed information on 535 species of herbaceous plants, vines, and shrubs inhabiting one of the great floristic provinces of the United States. The coastal plain extends from southeast Texas eastward to Florida and includes the Mississippi River flood plain, which stretches from southern Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico. It embraces all but the southern tip of the Florida peninsula and proceeds up the eastern seaboard into southern New Jersey and includes parts of Long Island and Cape Cod. In this indispensable guide, botanist Ray Neyland catalogs the native flora, as well as the naturalized species found throughout the far-flung but unified coastal plain. Each illuminating entry includes a vivid color photograph of the wildflower in its natural setting, the plant's scientific and common names, and a precise description of the species, including its range and blooming time. Some entries describe modern and historical applications for the plants -- such as use by Native Americans for food or medicine -- and mention closely related species to prevent confusion in identification. The volume's simplified glossary and a series of line drawings explain essential botanical terms. Dichotomous keys facilitate a helpful step-by-step identification method, allowing readers to begin with what they know -- a flower's color -- and then follow a process of elimination (Is the plant aquatic or not? Are the leaves fan shaped or linear?). A sturdy, flexible cover makes this guide the perfect companion on outdoor excursions. With its beautiful color photographs, instructive descriptions, and wide-ranging geographic scope, Wildflowers of the Coastal Plain is an integral reference for every nature lover.
Describing more than 1,100 species, this is a comprehensive guide to wildflowers in Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Ontario. A new introduction to this second edition discusses wildflowers in the context of their natural communities. Packed with detailed information, this field guide is compact enough to be handy for outdoors lovers of all kinds, from novice naturalists to professional botanists. It includes: more than 1,100 species from 459 genera in 100 families; many rare and previously overlooked species; 2,100 color photographs and 300 drawings; Wisconsin distribution maps for almost all plants; brief descriptions including distinguishing characteristics of the species; Wisconsin status levels for each species of wildflower (native, invasive, endangered, etc.); and, derivation of Latin names.
Praised as one of the most accomplished botanical artists of the twentieth century, Margaret Stones served as the principal illustrator for Curtis's Botanical Magazine of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, for twenty-five years. A recipient of the Silver and Gold Royal Horticultural Society Veitch Memorial Medals and the Garden Club of America's Eloise Payne Luquer Medal, Stones established a new standard for botanical illustration during her long career. In 1975, Louisiana State University chancellor Paul W. Murrill commissioned Stones to create a series of drawings of native Louisiana plants and described the outcome of that project as a modern-day equivalent of John James Audubon's Birds of America. Stones's illustrations of Louisiana's native flora- eventually totaling over 200 exquisite watercolor drawings- inspired the 1980 LSU Press publication of a large folio of twelve loose prints and, in 1991, the release of Flora of Louisiana: Watercolor Drawings by Margaret Stones. Select originals composed a traveling exhibition hosted by numerous venues including the Louisiana State Museum; the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History; the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh; and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Decades after their completion, Stones's drawings of Louisiana flora remain on display in museums and serve as an exceptional resource in the LSU Libraries' Special Collections. Treasured by gardeners, art collectors, and botanists in and out of Louisiana, this contribution to Stones's oeuvre highlights the diversity of endemic plant species in southeastern North America and along the Gulf Coast. Drawn only from fresh plants gathered under the guidance of LSU professor Lowell E. Urbatsch, Stones's detailed and captivating depictions remain a lasting and unprecedented study of the state's natural beauty. This new edition offers the first complete collection of Stones's Louisiana illustrations on archival, acid-free paper, reproduced in elegant, oversize prints. Paired with botanical descriptions by Urbatsch, these exceptional museum-quality reproductions of the artist's watercolors provide intimate access to the precision and delicacy that define Stones's mastery.
Native orchids are increasingly threatened by pressure from population growth and development but, nonetheless, still present a welcome surprise to observant hikers in every state and province. Compiled and illustrated by long-time orchid specialist Paul Martin Brown, these pocket guides to the lady's-slippers and ladies'-tresses are the first in a series that will cover all the wild orchids of the United States and Canada.Brown provides general distributional information, time of flowering, and habitat requirements for each species as well as a complete list of hybrids and the many different growth and color forms that can make identifying orchids so intriguing. For the lady's-slippers he includes information on 12 species, 2 additional varieties, and 6 hybrids; for the ladies'-tresses information on 26 species, 3 additional varieties, and 7 hybrids.Wild lady's-slippers grow from Alaska, with the spotted lady's-slipper, Cypripedium guttatum, to Texas, with the ivory-lipped lady's-slipper, C. kentuckiense; ladies'-tresses occur from British Columbia, with the hooded ladies'-tresses, Spiranthes romanzoffiana, to Florida, with Eaton's ladies'-tresses, S. eatonii. The species newest to science, the starry ladies'-tresses, S. stellata, is featured. Most of these species are easy to identify based upon their general appearance, range, and time of flowering. Answer three simple questions - when, where, and how does it grow? Then compare the living plant with the striking photos in these backpack-friendly laminated guides and consult the keys that Brown has created. Following these steps should enable both professional and amateur naturalists to achieve the satisfaction of identifying specific orchids in their native environment.
Throughout prehistory and history, junipers have influenced ecosystems, cultures, mythologies, economics, politics, and environmental controversies. In terms of their effects on human lives the junipermay be the most significant tree in the interior West. Interwoven explores these interconnecting aspects of junipers. Ghost beads, biotic communities, gin, tree masticators, Puebloan diapers, charcoal, folklore, historic explorers, spiral grain, tree life cycles, spirituality, packrat middens, climate changes, wildfire, ranching, wilderness, and land management policies are among the many different threads the book follows. These and other topics shed light on a fascinating organism, but the book is more than a compilation of facts. At once a scientific, experiential, historical, and metaphorical walk among junipers and their interrelationships, Interwoven may change readers' experiences with these trees and the natural world.
Any appreciation of Louisiana's beautiful outdoors must include the lush variety of the state's ferns and lycophytes. Their striking diversity in form, color, and size makes identifying the array of species in the region enjoyable for hobbyists and professionals alike. With illustrations and full-color photographs accompanying a complete description of more than sixty varieties, Ray Neyland's A Field Guide to the Ferns and Lycophytes of Louisiana offers an engaging reference for all levels of interest and expertise. Detailed line drawings of plant structures, a glossary of terms, and dichotomous keys make discovering Louisiana's diverse fern family -- the second largest in the country -- both easy and enjoyable. In addition to providing the geographic range, similar species, and traditional and current uses, Neyland's guide follows the spread of ferns and lycophytes into areas of eastern Texas, southern Arkansas, and Mississippi.
Observing the plants of the forest floor - the flowers, ferns, sedges and grasses - can be a vital way of understanding our relationship with British woodland. They tell us stories about its history and past management, and can be a visible sign of progress when we get conservation right. For centuries, woodland plants have also been part of our lives in practical ways as food and medicines, and they have influenced our culture through poetry, perfume and pub signs. In this insightful and original account, Keith Kirby explores how woodland plants in Great Britain have come to be where they are, coped with living in the shade of their bigger relatives, and responded to threats in the form of storms, fires, floods, the attentions of grazing herbivores and the effects of the changing seasons. Along the way, the reader is introduced to the work of important botanists who have walked the woods in the past, collecting information on where plants occur and why. In-depth profiles of some of our most important and popular ground flora species provide extra detail and insight. Beautifully illustrated, Woodland Flowers is a must for anyone who appreciates and wants to learn more about British woodland and its plants.
The Rocky Mountain Berry Book combines the information of a field guide and the fun of a cookbook. Learn to identify 16 berry and fruit species using non-technical descriptions, habitat hints, and color photos.
Living with Trees is a cornucopia of artwork, useful information, poetry and new ideas. A book that is both practical and inspirational. It aims to re-engage individuals and communities with their local trees and woods. Drawing on the many inspiring ways that people around the UK are redefining their relationship with trees and woods in the 21st century, it demonstrates how caring for trees and woods can enhance local biodiversity alongside community cohesion and well-being.
A full-color illustrated guide to the natural history of plants with medicinal properties Of the nearly 400,000 plants that have evolved on Earth, around seven percent of them have been used in traditional herbal medicine or as local remedies. More recently, scientific studies have revealed how plants may be sources of important medicines, often in the form of single isolated compounds. Plants That Cure explores these critical compounds and the plants that produce them. This richly illustrated book, filled with color photographs and diagrams, is organized by body system, which feeds into a discussion of the compounds and plants employed for particular conditions, including heart and circulatory problems, fatigue and dementia, nausea and indigestion, respiratory infections, arthritis and joint movement, eye conditions, reproductive issues, and types of cancer. This detailed book examines the mechanisms of action for these plants and also explains how some of their chemical compounds contribute to the functioning and survival of the plants themselves. Essential for herbalists, botanists, and anyone interested in natural remedies and drug discovery, Plants That Cure is the indispensable resource for understanding how medicinal plants work. Provides an authoritative natural history of the most important medicinal plants Features hundreds of color photos and illustrations Explores the roles of plants in different systems of traditional medicine throughout the world Looks at specific body systems and the phytochemical compounds used to treat or alleviate systemic conditions, from heart ailments and respiratory infections to reproductive issues