Field Guide to Wisconsin Grasses

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University of Wisconsin Pres, Nov 13, 2014 - Nature - 346 pages
Grasses are the foremost plant family of prairies, savannas, barrens, many agricultural landscapes, lawns, and successional habitats throughout Wisconsin, yet they are notoriously difficult to identify. This field guide to 232 species of Wisconsin grasses includes more than 1,100 illustrations. Setting a new standard as the first new, illustrated midwestern grass identification manual to appear since the 1960s, it provides up-to-date, comprehensive information for naturalists, gardeners, landscapers, nursery horticulturalists, community restoration professionals, agronomists and biologists, and any outdoors lover.

The book includes: • species descriptions and distribution maps for all 232 species • more than 700 color photographs accompanying species descriptions
• drawings of most species
• chapters on grass morphology and grasses in natural communities
• keys to all species, including an illustrated key to genera
• a glossary of grass terminology.
 

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Contents

Grass Structure
3
The Study of Grasses
23
Grasses in Wisconsin Plant Communities
33
Keys to the Grass Genera of Wisconsin
61
Field Guide to Wisconsin Grasses
91
Glossary
321
References
327
Illustration Credits
331
Taxonomic Index
335
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About the author (2014)

Emmet J. Judziewicz is a professor of biology and director of the Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium at the University of Wisconsin?Stevens Point and coauthor with Merel R. Black of Wildflowers of Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. Robert W. Freckmann is a professor emeritus of biology at the University of Wisconsin?Stevens Point. Lynn G. Clark is the director of the Iowa Ada Hayden Herbarium and a professor of biology at Iowa State University. Merel R. Black is a research associate at the University of Wisconsin?Stevens Point and manages the "Plants of Wisconsin" website.

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