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Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers: A Field Guide to the Common Wildflowers and Plants of the Prairie Midwest

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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 ...

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Overview

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
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"As Americans at last rediscover our most native landform--the tallgrass prairie--the need has arisen for a popular field guide to help us interpret the abundant flora. This book admirably enriches our comprehension of the tallgrass prairie."
--William Least Heat-Moon
Author of PrairyErth: An Epic Journey of the Tallgrass Prairie Country
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762737444
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Series: Wildflower Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 215,492
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

(1) Introduction (2) Blue and Purple Flowers (2) Pink Flowers (3) Red and Orange Flowers (4) Yellow Flowers (5) White Flowers (6) Green Flowers (7) Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes (8) Weeds (9) Glossary (10) Tallgrass Prairie Directory (11) Selected Further Reading (12) Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    A must-have!

    A great quick reference for identifying plants and flowers in the Tallgrass Prairie. Easy to understand; flowers arranged by color.
    A good field guide.

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