A Field Guide to Eastern Trees: Eastern United States and Canada, Including the Midwest
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A Field Guide to Eastern Trees: Eastern United States and Canada, Including the Midwest

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by Roger Tory Peterson, Janet Wehr, George A. Petrides
     
 

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Find what you're looking for with Peterson Field Guides—their field-tested visual identification system is designed to help you differentiate thousands of unique species accurately every time.
 
This field guide features detailed descriptions of 455 species of trees native to eastern North America, including the Midwest and the

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Find what you're looking for with Peterson Field Guides—their field-tested visual identification system is designed to help you differentiate thousands of unique species accurately every time.
 
This field guide features detailed descriptions of 455 species of trees native to eastern North America, including the Midwest and the South. The 48 color plates, 11 black-and-white plates, and 26 text drawings show distinctive details needed for identification. Color photographs and 266 color range maps accompany the species descriptions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395904558
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Series:
Peterson Field Guides Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
122,176
Product dimensions:
7.22(w) x 4.70(h) x 0.83(d)

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Feather-leaved Palms, Tree-cacti, and Yuccas (Plate 48) These feather-leaved palms are native in s. Florida and have ring- scarred trunks free of old leafstalk bases. Their leafstalks are not thorny. The only tree cacti in the eastern U.S. occur in s. Florida. The yuccas range more widely.

FLORIDA ROYALPALM Roystonea elata (Bartr.) F. Harper Pl. 48 The smooth, cement-colored and bulging lower trunk topped by a smooth bright-green crownshaft cylinder is distinctive. Ring scars faint. Fronds 15' or longer. Frond segments do not lie flat but grow all around the midrib. Height to 125'. Flowers greenish white, developing from a spearlike green spathe at the base of the 5'–6' long crownshaft. Fruits blue to purple, 1-2" in diameter, leathery. Rich soils, hammocks (swamp islands).

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Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

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