The Book of Field and Roadside: Open-Country Weeds, Trees, and Wildflowers of Eastern North America

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  • A guide to plant life in open dryland habitats
  • Fascinating fact and folklore
  • Detailed, beautiful drawings

Picking up where typical field guides leave off, this handy reference takes an ecological approach, providing complete descriptions of 85 plants found in fields, open meadows, and along roadsides--from Ailanthus to Yucca--as well as wildlife communities associated with them. Written in an engaging ...

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The Book of Field and Roadside: Open-Country Weeds, Trees, and Wildflowers of Eastern North America

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Overview

  • A guide to plant life in open dryland habitats
  • Fascinating fact and folklore
  • Detailed, beautiful drawings

Picking up where typical field guides leave off, this handy reference takes an ecological approach, providing complete descriptions of 85 plants found in fields, open meadows, and along roadsides--from Ailanthus to Yucca--as well as wildlife communities associated with them. Written in an engaging manner, this book helps readers identify dryland plants, discusses what other organisms, plant and animal, might be found in the same area, and explains why.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811726252
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 948,848
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Amelia Hansen has been a freelance illustrator since 1989, specializing in nature and natural history subjects. She lives near Kalamazoo, Michigan.

John Eastman was a wildlife biologist and the author of numerous articles and books on the natural world; his work has appeared in natural history publications including Bird Watcher's Digest, Natural History, and National Wildlife.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
Ailanthus 1
Alfalfa 4
Alyssum, Hoary 8
Amaranths 10
Apple 13
Asters 23
Beach-grass 27
Beard-tongues 30
Beggar-ticks 32
Bergamot, Wild 35
Bindweed, Field 37
Birdsfoot-trefoil 41
Blazing Stars 44
Blue-eyed Grasses 46
Bluegrasses 47
Bluestem Grasses 53
Blue-weed 57
Bracken Fern 60
Brome-grasses 65
Buckwheat 70
Burdock, Common 72
Bush-clovers 75
Butter-and-eggs 79
Buttercup, Common 83
Butterfly-weed 85
Catalpas 87
Catnip 91
Cedar, Eastern Red 93
Chickweed, Common 101
Chicory 103
Cinquefoils 106
Clovers 110
Coneflowers; Black-eyed Susan 117
Daisy, Ox-eye 120
Dandelion, Common 124
Dock, Curly 127
Evening-primrose, Common 131
Everlasting, Pearly 134
Fireweed 136
Fleabanes 140
Goat's-beards 143
Goldenrods 146
Hawkweeds 157
Hawthorns 162
Horsetail, Common 167
Knapweed, Spotted 170
Knotweeds; Smartweeds 175
Lamb's Quarters 179
Lupine 182
Milkweed, Common 186
Mullein, Common 194
Mustard, Garlic 198
Nettle, Stinging 203
Olive, Autumn 206
Painted Cup 209
Plantains 211
Pokeweed 215
Prickly Pear, Eastern 219
Puccoons 221
Purslane, Common 223
Pussytoes, Field 226
Queen Anne's Lace 229
Ragweeds 232
Reindeer Lichens 236
Rocket, Yellow 241
Rose, Multiflora 244
Rush, Path 248
St. John's-wort, Common 250
Sandbur, Common 255
Self-heal 256
Soapwort 259
Sorrel, Sheep 261
Speedwells 264
Spurges 267
Strawberry, Wild 274
Sunflower, Common 280
Sweet Clovers 286
Teasel, Common 291
Thistle, Canada 295
Tick-trefoil, Canadian 301
Timothy 304
Vetches 308
Wormwood, Common 312
Yarrow, Common 316
Yucca 321
Glossary 325
Selected Bibliography 329
Index 333
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