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Wildflowers of Houston and Southeast Texas
     

Wildflowers of Houston and Southeast Texas

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by John L. Tveten, Gloria Tveten (With)
 

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You'll find them throughout the year in Houston—lyre-leaf sage, Drummond skullcap, silver-leaf nightshade, snow-on-the-prairie, lemon beebalm, scarlet pimpernel, plains wild indigo, spring ladies'-tresses, deer pea vetch.

These wildflowers and hundreds of other species flourish in this part of Texas, but until this book was published in 1993 no guide had

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You'll find them throughout the year in Houston—lyre-leaf sage, Drummond skullcap, silver-leaf nightshade, snow-on-the-prairie, lemon beebalm, scarlet pimpernel, plains wild indigo, spring ladies'-tresses, deer pea vetch.

These wildflowers and hundreds of other species flourish in this part of Texas, but until this book was published in 1993 no guide had focused exclusively on the Houston area. John and Gloria Tveten spent years seeking out both the common and the rare flowers. They describe here more than 200 plants. A color photograph of each one will make identification easy.

The guide is arranged by color, with each entry tracing the history and lore of a species. Many plants—for example, prairie Indian plantain and self-heal—were used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes. Others, like poke-weed and wapato, are edible. Southern dewberry and giant ragweed are used as natural dyes. And some, like rattlebush and milkweed, are poisonous.

At the end of each species account is a list of key identifying characteristics for quick reference in the field. Summaries of plant families are also included, as well as tips on where and when to look for wildflowers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292781511
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,324,403
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

John and Gloria Tveten wrote the "Nature Trails" column in the Houston Chronicle for many years. They are the authors of several books and many magazine articles on Texas birds, butterflies, wildflowers, and natural history.

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Wildflowers of Houston and Southeast Texas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to have this book!!! The pictures in this book are beautiful and the info is first rate. I've lived in Houston and surrounding areas and have never really knew the names of these wildflower (a lot of these are considered weeds to the natives). It will even let you know which plants are poisonous and which are edible. The size of this book is perfect as a field guide. Enjoy.