Field Guide to Wisconsin Grasses

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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 1,100 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 ...

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Overview

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 1,100 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.

The book 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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Editorial Reviews

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"This is a beautifully illustrated book that offers a fully up-to-date treatment of the grasses in a modern systematic framework. It is concise yet thorough and quite readable. I wish this book were available when I was learning grasses!"—Anton Reznicek, University of Michigan

"A needed resource for Wisconsin, with up-to-date nomenclature and classification, a comprehensive roster of the state's grass species, new keys, and expanded species descriptions."—Andrew Hipp, author of Field Guide to Wisconsin Sedges

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299301347
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 11/13/2014
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 356
  • Sales rank: 232,252
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                   
 
Morphology: Grass Structure               
Agrostology: The Study of Grasses                  
Grasses in Wisconsin Plant Communities                    
Keys to the Grass Genera of Wisconsin                       
Field Guide to Wisconsin Grasses                     
 
References                  
Glossary                      
Illustration Credits                  
Index

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