Roadside Wildflowers of the Southern Great Plains

Roadside Wildflowers of the Southern Great Plains

by Craig C. Freeman, Eileen K. Schofield
     
 

The surprise of the Southern Great Plains is color. From sheltered forest edges to open expanses of prairie, the floor of the Great Plains is dotted with wildflowers in a paintbox of brilliant hues.

Color is also the best starting point for identifying wildflowers, and this new field guide brims with color. It focuses on 239 species—those species common

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Overview

The surprise of the Southern Great Plains is color. From sheltered forest edges to open expanses of prairie, the floor of the Great Plains is dotted with wildflowers in a paintbox of brilliant hues.

Color is also the best starting point for identifying wildflowers, and this new field guide brims with color. It focuses on 239 species—those species common enough to be called "roadside" wildflowers—and includes 260 of the best color photographs available. To make identification easier for the nonbotanist, the guide is organized by color and then, within each color section, by blooming season.

Each of the 239 species is pictured in full color and accompanied by a wealth of information: common and scientific names, a habitat and distribution summary, notes on economic uses and related species, and a concise, nontechnical plant description. (Unavoidable technical terms are defined in a brief glossary.) Many species accounts also include line drawings of fruits or other distinguishing plant characters. Simple keys are provided to allow readers with more training or interest in botany to identify plants by their characteristics.

Although it's botanically accurate enough for the most seasoned botanist, Roadside Wildflowers of the Southern Great Plains is written and designed for nonprofessionals, vacationers, wildflower enthusiasts, weekend botanists, and anyone else eager to discover the secrets of the Great Plains.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700604487
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
06/01/1991
Series:
Kansas and the Region Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.57(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

-The Vegetation of the Southern Great Plains

-The Scope of the Book

-The Format of the Wildflower Treatments

-The Meaning of Plant Names

-The Use of Botanical Terminology

-Flowering Times

-Finding and Enjoying Wildflowers

Plant Identification

-Identification Keys

-White, Greenish White, or Green

-Pink, Red, or Brown

-Blue, Lavender, Violet, or Purple

-Yellow or Orange

Roadside Wildflowers of the Southern Great Plains

-White, Greenish White, or Green

-Pink, Red, or Brown

-Blue, Lavender, Violet, or Purple

-Yellow or Orange

Glossary

References

Index

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