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ISBN13: 9780870714900
ISBN10: 0870714902
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The Handbook of Northwestern Plants has long been one of the most respected and widely used guides for identifying the plants of western Washington and Oregon. Earlier editions of this book have been used by thousands of botany students and other interested individuals to identify hundreds of different species of plants, while learning how to use analytical plant keys and the basic botanical terminology necessary to understand and accurately identify plants in the field.<P>Intended for use by teachers, students, scientists, amateur botanists, and outdoor enthusiasts, the Handbook of Northwestern Plants brings together in one comprehensive but convenient volume the information necessary to identify the amazing variety of plants found between the Cascade mountains and Pacific Coast in Washington and Oregon as far south as the Umpqua divide. The glossary of botanical terms, illustrations of different types of leaves and flowers, and hundreds of line drawings that highlight the identifying features of various plants will be especially valuable to students and beginners.<P>To make this new edition as accurate and up-to-date as possible, author La Rea J. Dennis has updated the nomenclature to conform to the latest scientific literature, added species, and revised some plant descriptions and keys. To make the book easier to use, the genera and species have been arranged alphabetically within families, and the longer keys have been numbered. As in earlier editions, hundreds of excellent line drawings illustrate the key characteristics of various plants.

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Intended for botany students and individuals who wish to learn to use keys and basic botanical scientific terminology, this guide covers the area from the summit of the Cascade Range to the coastline of Washington and of Oregon down to the Umpqua Divide (about the southern limit of Lane County). Northern Washington, with its more unique flora, is not treated. Much revised since its original incarnation in 1929, this edition updates the 1980 edition. Genera and species are arranged alphabetically within families and longer keys are now numbered. Includes glossary of terms, b&w line drawings.
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Product Details

Gilkey, Helen M.
Dennis, La Rea J.
Gilkey, Helen M.
Gilkey, Helen
Johnston, L. D.
Oregon State University Press
Washington (state)
Life Sciences - Botany
Plants - General
Plants - Oregon
Plants -- Washington (State)
Environmental Conservation & Protection
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Rev. ed.
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Bd. 37
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8.9 x 6 x 1 in

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