Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines in Kansas / Michael John Haddock, Craig C. Freeman.

By: Haddock, Michael John [author.]Contributor(s): Freeman, Craig Carl [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2019]Edition: Revised and expanded editionDescription: 1 online resource (1 volume)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780700627691; 0700627693Subject(s): Woody plants -- Kansas -- Nomenclature (Popular) | Woody plants -- Kansas -- Nomenclature | Woody plants -- Kansas -- IdentificationAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 582.1609781 LOC classification: QK161 | .H325 2019Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Keys to species groups and species -- Trees, shrubs, and woody vines -- Other woody species.
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Keys to species groups and species -- Trees, shrubs, and woody vines -- Other woody species.

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All plant field guides come with constraints. Among print guides, the chief limitation is scope. This field guide is no different: Haddock (Kansas State Libraries) and Freeman (McGregor Herbarium, Univ. of Kansas) include descriptions of 166 species of native or naturalized woody plants in Kansas, only about 8 percent of the flora. Notes on nearly 100 more species are included. But what the book lacks in quantity, it more than makes up in quality. The initial key to groups helps the user see the flora in general terms. Distinguishing characteristics emphasize nontechnical language. Once the user has a foot in the door, he/she can focus on an ever-increasing range of specific attributes to the species or, in a few cases, a large genus. Along the way, the user is pointed to the appropriate page number to find the next key or the final description. Descriptions are substantive yet concise and consistently organized, giving the habit, twigs, leaves, inflorescence, flowers, fruits, trunk, habitat, status (native or naturalized), and a discussion of historical uses, ecology, and similar species. The excellent illustrations match the parts of the plant described, with as many as seven photographs provided. First published in 1969, this is a model and up-to-date field guide. Summing Up: Essential. All readers, particularly those in Kansas and bordering states. --Ted Johnson, Spring Valley Public Library

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