Grasses, Sedges, Rushes: An Identification Guide is an easy-to-use guide and an updated and amended revision of Lauren Brown’s seminal Grasses: An Identification Guide, which was first published in 1979. The book maintains the spirit and goals of the original edition, to be a portable, straightforward, and user-friendly guide for naturalists and plant enthusiasts.
The new edition features over one hundred grasses, sedges, and rushes that are presented with line drawings and color photographs, concise descriptions, and details on the uses of various plants throughout history. In addition, the authors are careful to highlight the subtle differences in similar species to avoid confusion, as well as offering relevant notes on plant survival strategies, invasiveness, and how different plants fit within the broader ecological landscape. Devoid of technical jargon, this volume is an indispensable tool for those curious about the often-overlooked grasses, sedges, and rushes that surround us.