Weeds in South Texas and Northern Mexico: A Guide to Identification

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One person’s weed is another’s wildflower, but in this book weeds of southern Texas and northern Mexico are defined as plants that are considered a nuisance to farmers or noxious to livestock in the region. The book covers 189 broad-leaved herbaceous species, grasslike plants, and grasses, encompassing 144 genera and 45 families. These include one species of fern, 142 species of dicots, and 46 species of monocots. Of the dicots, 111 species of dicots are native and 31 are introduced. Twenty-one species of ...

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Overview

One person’s weed is another’s wildflower, but in this book weeds of southern Texas and northern Mexico are defined as plants that are considered a nuisance to farmers or noxious to livestock in the region. The book covers 189 broad-leaved herbaceous species, grasslike plants, and grasses, encompassing 144 genera and 45 families. These include one species of fern, 142 species of dicots, and 46 species of monocots. Of the dicots, 111 species of dicots are native and 31 are introduced. Twenty-one species of monocots are native, and 25 are introduced. The species descriptions include color photographs, family names, common names, scientific names, general descriptions, and the ecological characteristics of the weeds. Voucher specimens for most of the plants are on file in the University of Texas–Pan American Herbarium. Although this book focuses on plants that occur on both sides of the Rio Grande in Texas and northern Mexico, the extensive ranges of many of the represented species make it a useful reference for weeds in other areas of Texas and the southwestern United States. This book will be useful to farmers and farm managers, agricultural consultants, ranchers, natural resource managers, scientists, and anyone interested in the flora of southern Texas and northern Mexico.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896726147
  • Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,415,367
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Introduction     1
Class Polypodiopsida: Ferns     5
Class Magnoliopsida: Dicots     7
Class Liliiopsida: Monocots     149
Appendices
Toxic Plants and Federally Listed Noxious Weeds of South Texas     197
Selected Pathogens and Insect Pests of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) in Texas     198
Selected Pathogens and Insect Pests of Giant Reed (Arundo donax) in Texas     200
Selected Pathogens and Insect Pests of Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon) in Texas     201
Selected Pathogens and Insect Pests of Annual Bluegrass (Poa annua) in Texas     204
Selected Pathogens and Insect Pests of Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense) in Texas     206
Selected Chemical and Cultural Controls of Some Monocot (M) and Dicot (D) Weeds of South Texas and Northern Mexico     208
Glossary     209
Literature Cited     213
Index     219
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2010

    Excellent weeds manual

    I have a number of weeds manuals on my shelf, and even though these weeds are from south Texas, most of the species are present throughout the southern Great Plains. This is a very informative book with some of the best photos that I've seen for the common weed species. Also, this book has photos for some rarer species that do not exist anywhere else. It is good for students and scholars alike.

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