Weeds and Wildflowers in Winter

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The help you need identifying the dormant but visible vestiges of spring and summer wildflowers and other plants.

When it was first published, Roger Tory Peterson said of Weeds and Wildflowers in Winter (originally published as Wildflowers and Winter Weeds), "this book will be a joy to those wood-walkers and strollers who have been puzzled by the skeletal remains of herbaceous plants that they see in winter." And indeed, it has been in print for decades, helping both ...

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Overview

The help you need identifying the dormant but visible vestiges of spring and summer wildflowers and other plants.

When it was first published, Roger Tory Peterson said of Weeds and Wildflowers in Winter (originally published as Wildflowers and Winter Weeds), "this book will be a joy to those wood-walkers and strollers who have been puzzled by the skeletal remains of herbaceous plants that they see in winter." And indeed, it has been in print for decades, helping both wood-walkers and botanists identify and better understand the weeds we see in winter.

This charming guide identifies more than 135 common species of wildflowers and weeds found in the northeastern United States. Each plant is superbly illustrated with a full-page drawing accompanied by an elegant description of the plant's key characteristics. In addition, a step-by-step key to plant identifications and an illustrated glossary of common plant parts and botanical terms make this book an even more valuable resource. If you've ever wanted to know what those plants you see sticking up out the snow are, you'll appreciate this lovely, useful book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581571776
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 12/3/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 632,872
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Lauren Brown, a graduate of the Yale School of Forestry, has taught plant identification and other topics at Yale and for the CT Audubon Society. She lives in Brandford, Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction 13

How to Identify Dried Plants 15

How to Use the Key 18

If You Do Not Find Something in This Book 19

Key 23

Glossary 36

Sources and Recommended Reading 43

The Plants: Text and Illustrations 45

Fern Family 47

Grass Family 50

Lily and Iris Families 56

Orchid Family 63

Buckwheat Family 66

Pink Family 71

Buttercup Family 78

Mustard Family 84

Rose Family 94

Bean Family 103

Mallow Family 115

Parsley Family 118

Wintergreen Family 126

Milkweed Family 130

Morning-Glory Family 134

Mint Family 137

Tomato Family 150

Figwort Family 154

Daisy Family 167

Miscellaneous Plants 199

Index 243

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