Weeds of the Northeast / Edition 1

Weeds of the Northeast / Edition 1

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by Richard H. Uva, Joseph C. Neal, Joseph M. Ditomaso
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801483344

ISBN-13: 9780801483349

Pub. Date: 04/01/1997

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Here, at last, is a lavishly illustrated manual for ready identification of 299 common and economically important weeds in the region south to Virginia, north to Maine and southern Canada, and west to Wisconsin. Based on vegetative rather than floral characteristics, this practical guide gives anyone who works with plants the ability to identify weeds before they

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Here, at last, is a lavishly illustrated manual for ready identification of 299 common and economically important weeds in the region south to Virginia, north to Maine and southern Canada, and west to Wisconsin. Based on vegetative rather than floral characteristics, this practical guide gives anyone who works with plants the ability to identify weeds before they flower.*A dichotomous key to all the species described in the book is designed to narrow the choices to a few possible species. Identification can then be confirmed by reading the descriptions of the species and comparing a specimen with the drawings and photographs.*A fold-out grass identification table provides diagnostic information for weedy grasses in an easy-to-use tabular key.*Specimens with unusual vegetative characteristics, such as thorns, square stems, whorled leaves, or milky sap, can be rapidly identified using the shortcut identification table. The first comprehensive weed identification manual available for the Northeast, this book will facilitate appropriate weed management strategy in any horticultural or agronomic cropping system and will also serve home gardeners and landscape managers, as well as pest management specialists and allergists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801483349
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1997
Series:
Comstock Book Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
78,022
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

About This Book
How to Identify a Weed
Shortcut IdentificationTables

Vegetative Key to the Weeds

Spore Producers
Bryophyta
Equisetaceae (Horsetail Family)

Monocots
Commelinaceae (Spiderwort Family)
Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)
Juncaceae (Rush Family)
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
Poaceae = Gramineae (Grass Family)

Dicots
Aizoaceae (Carpetweed Family)
Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family)
Apiaceae = Umbelliferae (Carrot Family)
Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)
Asteraceae = Compositae (Aster Family)
Brassicaceae = Cruciferae (Mustard Family)
Campanuaceae (Bellflower Family)
Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)
Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)
Convolvulaceae (Morningglory Family)
Cucurbitaceae (Gourd Family)
Dipsacaceae (Teasel Family)
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)
Fabaceae = Leguminosae (Pea or Bean Family)
Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)
Lamiaceae = Labiatae (Mint Family)
Lythraceae (Loosestrife Family)
Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
Onagraceae (Eveningprimrose Family)
Oxalidaceae (Woodsorrel Family)
Phytolaccaceae (Pokeweed Family)
Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)
Polygonaceae (Smartweed Family)
Portulacaceae (Purslane Family)
Primulaceae (Primrose Family)
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Rubiaceae (Madder Family)
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Solanaceae (Nightshade Family)
Urticaceae (Nettle Family)
Violaceae (Violet Family)

Woody Plants
Anacardiaceae (Cashew Family)
Bignoniaceae (Trumpetcreeper Family)
Caprlfoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)
Celastraceae (Stafftree Family)
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Simaroubaceae (Quassia Family)
Solanaceae (Nightshade Family)
Vitaceae (Grape Family)

Hardwood Seedlings

Comparison Tables

Glossary
Bibliography
Index
About the Authors

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Weeds of the Northeast 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
MaineGardener More than 1 year ago
If you have weeds that you're trying to identify then this is the book for you. It doesn't tell you how to get rid of them but knowing what they are is half the battle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent plant identification book on "weeds," and at least one can see what pretty flowers, berries and interesting attributes "weeds" can have. May this book have a positive impact on the environmental ecosystem such as by helping "weeds" to be accepted as good plants to have also in the ecosystem. Eventually, maybe these plant identification books would be upgraded to include the weeds' contribution(s) to the ecosystem such as pollinators or visitors to the "weeds"--i.e., Milkweed's importance to the Monarch butterfly, etc.
Another excellent plant field guide is "Wildflowers in the Field and Forest: A Field Guide to the United States" by Steven Clemants and Carol Gracie (Oxford Universiy Press, 2006, Glassberg Publications) that B&N carries.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It is thorough, well organized, easy to read, well illustrated and I use it repeatedly throughout the year to help me distinguish between weeds and potentially desirable seedlings in my lawn and garden. The author has selected photos depicting the plants throughout their life span and in a typical setting. Next edition should include garlic mustard! I am a master gardener and I highly recommend it to anyone hoping to take some of the mystery out of lawn and garden management and for any hiker or nature lover who wants to understand more about the 'weeds' in their midst.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good reference book for the Northeast. It is easy to use and pretty complete.
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