“North American Wildland Plants” is the sixth edition of North American Range Plants. This comprehensive reference contains the salient characteristics of the most important wildland plants of North America and will help individuals with limited botanical knowledge as well as natural resource professionals to identify wildland plants. The two hundred species of wildland plants in this book were selected because of their abundance, desirability, or poisonous properties. Each of the illustrations has been enhanced to maximize the use of this book as a field guide. Each plant description includes characteristics for identification, an illustration of the plant with enlarged parts, and a general distribution map for North America. Each species description includes: nomenclature; life span; origin; season of growth; inflorescence, flower or spikelet, or other reproductive parts; vegetative parts; and, growth characteristics. Brief notes are included on habitat; livestock losses; and historic, food, and medicinal uses. James Stubbendieck is the director of the Center for Great Plains Studies and a professor of grassland ecology at the University of Nebraska. Stephan L. Hatch is a professor of grass taxonomy and director of the S. M. Tracy Herbarium at Texas A and M University, and coauthor of “Grasses of the Texas Gulf Prairies and Marshes” and “Texas Range Plants”. L. M. Landholt coordinates rangeland ecology and endangered species research and teaches in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska.
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