--William Least Heat-Moon
Author of PrairyErth: An Epic Journey of the Tallgrass Prairie Country
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Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers is the ultimate field guide to wildflowers, grasses, and weeds of the midwestern tallgrass prairie. Packed with vivid color photos and informative text, this completely revised and updated tenth-anniversary edition is an invaluable reference for all prairie enthusiasts seeking to quickly identify hundreds of tallgrass prairie plants.
This easy-to-use guide features:
" A tough, water-resistant cover and extra-durable binding, made to withstand the rigors of field use
" Detailed descriptions and photos of more than 300 plants, organized by color and family
" New sections on invasive weeds and tallgrass prairie environmental restoration efforts
" An introduction to the habitats and ecology of the tallgrass prairie
" A glossary of botanical terms
" A primer on plant characteristics and identification
Doug Ladd has spent more than twenty years working with midwestern prairies and their flora. He has an M.S. in botany from Southern Illinois University and is a research associate at the Morton Arboretum and the Missouri Botanical Garden. A resident of Webster Groves, Missouri, he is the author of North Woods Wildflowers.
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