Lone Star Wildflowers: A Guide to Texas Flowering Plants Grover E. Murray Studies in the American Southwest

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Texas Tech University Press #ad - Each spring throughout the celebrated Hill Country and well beyond, locals and visitors revel in the palettes and variety of Texas wildflowers. From the panhandle canyonlands to the islands of south texas, some 5, 000 species dot Texas’s 268, from the eastern Pineywoods to the farthest reaches of the arid Trans-Pecos, 820 square miles.

Now lone star wildflowers offers easy identification through color grouping and a wealth of insight from the origin of scientific and common names to growth cycles, history, uses, and native lore. Nieland and finley have made countless forays with camera and notebook and have broadened their approach through years of research.

Lone Star Wildflowers: A Guide to Texas Flowering Plants Grover E. Murray Studies in the American Southwest #ad - In language accessible to every enthusiast, they offer wildflower lovers unparalleled enrichment. In the field, showing details of seedpods, and food• information about plant toxins and range management practices affecting livestock and wildlife• coverage of growth cycles throughout the seasons, depicting young plants, buds, traditional medicine, Lone Star Wildflowers reveals the science, ecology, buds, including applications for landscaping, or in the classroom, and rich lore of Texas flowers with these helpful features:• Nearly 500 full-color flower photographs, mature seed heads, leaves, grouped according to the color spectrum and further arranged by family• An “Exploring Further” section in each color category, pharmaceuticals, water conservation, and fruits• Current and historical uses of each flower, by the roadside, and fruits as well as flowers.

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Land of Enchantment Wildflowers: A Guide to the Plants of New Mexico Grover E. Murray Studies in the American Southwest

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Texas Tech University Press #ad - They also visited with native Americans to learn the extensive practical ways in which they and their ancestors have used the flora. Willa finley and lashara nieland, lone star wildflowers, authors of a previous field guide of Texas plants, traveled throughout New Mexico and photographed approximately 200 commonly encountered plants in all stages of growth from spring through fall.

New mexico is home to about 4, 000 species of plants that inhabit the varied ecosystems found at the intersection of the Rocky Mountains, the Great Plains, and the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts. The research is presented in a colorful, well-organized format, using easily understood language appealing to wildflower enthusiasts of all levels of experience.

Land of Enchantment Wildflowers: A Guide to the Plants of New Mexico Grover E. Murray Studies in the American Southwest #ad - Land of enchantment wildflowers features•Easy-to-use format with plants grouped according to flower color, indicated by color bars along the page edges. 456 full-color photos, all taken by the authors, including flowers, leaves and seedpods. Origins of common and scientific names. Historical and modern uses of plants for food, medicine, and other applications, along with archaeological findings.

Information about toxins and commercially valuable chemical compounds. Interactions with wildlife and livestock, both positive and negative. Landscaping uses, noting growth requirements, as well as deer resistance.

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