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Grasses: An Identification Guide

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How to identify 135 of the most common species of North American grasses, sedges, and rushes, with their economic and ecological importance.

Focusing on the color, shape, and texture of the plants, and avoiding the technicalities presented by most botanical guides, this first and only popular book on the subject provides a lively account of the history, ecology, and uses of 135 species of grasses.Horticulture. 368 line drawings.

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Overview

How to identify 135 of the most common species of North American grasses, sedges, and rushes, with their economic and ecological importance.

Focusing on the color, shape, and texture of the plants, and avoiding the technicalities presented by most botanical guides, this first and only popular book on the subject provides a lively account of the history, ecology, and uses of 135 species of grasses.Horticulture. 368 line drawings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395628812
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/28/1992
  • Series: Peterson Native Library Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 495,464
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2001

    Difficult to use

    This is the only field guide to grasses I've found, but it is very frustrating to use. Granted, the subject is difficult, but the keys at the beginning of the book leave you with a frustratingly large and scattered group of possible answers, and the book itself is not arranged in any obvious order. The descriptions are thorough but focus more on techinical descriptions of each grass than on how to tell the grasses apart. Similar grasses are nowhere near each other in the book.

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