Synopses & Reviews
This illustrated collection offers accurate identifications of 295 plants, each arranged according to appearance and illustrated by at least one drawing. Most include three separate images showing full view, seed pods or flowers, and other distinguishing marks. Entries include common name, scientific name, synonyms, habitat, distribution, size, and identifying characteristics. Over 750 illustrations.
Unique volume presents identifying information and over 750 illustrations for 295 plants. Most plants illustrated by three separate drawings: full view, seed pods, flowers. Key.
2 volumes bound as one guide reader to over 290 plants. Over 750 illus.
This collection offers accurate identifications of nearly 300 plants, each accompanied by at least one illustration. Entries include common name, scientific name, synonyms, habitat, distribution, size, and identifying characteristics.
Table of Contents
"Group 1. Plants with upright or upslanted leafless stems; or similar plants with long, narrow leaves coming from the lower part of the stems; flowers usually individually inconspicious, but crowded and numerous"
Northern Jointed Spikerush
Southern Jointed Spikerush
"Group 2. Plants with upright or upslanted stems with grass-like leaves on two sides (one plane); flowers individually inconspicuous between scales which overlap in two rows to form spikelets, the spikelets clustered toward the top of stems"
"Group 3. Plants with upright stems with grasslike leaves on three sides; flowers individually inconspicuous between scales which usually overlap in several rows to form spikelets, the spikelets clustered toward the top of stems"
"Group 4. Plants with uprights, sprawling, or horizontal stems with singly placed, non-grasslike, lance-shaped or wider, untoothed leaves; flowers clustered at the end of stems or single or clustered at the base of leaves"
Annual Saltmarsh Aster
Perennial Saltmarsh Aster
Group 5. Plants with upright, sprawling, or horizontal stems with paired, whorled, or otherwise clustered, lance-shaped or wider, untoothed leaves; or plants with leafless stems and paired or whorled branches; flowers single or clustered at the end of stems, in stalked heads along stems, or single or clustered at the base of leaves
"Group 6. Plants with both their lance-shap or wider, untoothed leaves and the stalks of their solitary flowers or flower clusters coming from underground stems or underwater stems"
Group 7. Plants with tooth-edged to deeply divided leaves or leaflets