Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest

Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest

by Sylvan T. Runkel, Dean M. Roosa
     
 

As the interest in prairies grew, so did the need for books and keys to aid in identifying prairie plants. This book is designed to help the interested amateur become better acquainted with the more common prairie plants; it describes mainly the wildflowers that are found on the remnant prairies of the Upper Midwest.  See more details below

Overview

As the interest in prairies grew, so did the need for books and keys to aid in identifying prairie plants. This book is designed to help the interested amateur become better acquainted with the more common prairie plants; it describes mainly the wildflowers that are found on the remnant prairies of the Upper Midwest.

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Includes common and botanical names; location and time of appearance; description of plant blossom; and uses by early settlers and Native Americans in medicine and food. 9x6". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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“In wave after wave of floral successions in indigo, pale lavender, crimson, gold, cream, white, and magenta—in every tone and hue of the artist’s palette—the prairie flowers come on . . . beginning with ground-hugging pasque flowers and birdsfoot violets and climaxing with towering sunflowers. . . . All of these, and more, are carefully and lovingly treated in the following pages by Sylvan Runkel and Dean Roosa, a pair of long-time prairie ramblers who know the tallgrass country and the native flowers to be found there.”—from the foreword by John Madson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813819792
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1988
Pages:
263
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

Sylvan Runkel (1906-1995) is the coauthor of five books about midwestern wildflowers, including Wildflowers of the Iowa Woodlands and Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands. A vigorous promoter of conservation for many years, he was honored by the dedication of the Sylvan Runkel State Preserve in 1996. Conservationist Dean Roosa has served as Iowa’s state ecologist, board member for the Iowa Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and the Natural Areas Association, chair of the Iowa Natural History Association, and president of the Iowa Ornithologists' Union. He is the coauthor of The Vascular Plants of Iowa: An Annotated Checklist and Natural History (Iowa, 1994).

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