The Book of Field and Roadside: Open-country Weeds, Trees, and Wildflowers of Eastern North America

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Stackpole Books, 2003 - Nature - 336 pages
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  • A guide to plant life in open dryland habitats
  • Fascinating fact and folklore
  • Detailed, beautiful drawings

    Picking up where typical field guides leave off, this handy reference takes an ecological approach, providing complete descriptions of 85 plants found in fields, open meadows, and along roadsides--from Ailanthus to Yucca--as well as wildlife communities associated with them. Written in an engaging manner, this book helps readers identify dryland plants, discusses what other organisms, plant and animal, might be found in the same area, and explains why.

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    Contents

    Ailanthus
    1
    Alfalfa
    4
    Alyssum Hoary
    8
    Amaranths
    10
    Apple
    13
    Asters
    23
    Beachgrass
    27
    Beardtongues
    30
    Knapweed Spotted
    170
    Knot weeds Smartweeds
    175
    Lambs Quarters
    179
    Lupine
    182
    Milkweed Common
    186
    Mullein Common
    194
    Mustard Garlic
    198
    Nettle Stinging
    203

    Beggarticks
    32
    Bergamot Wild
    35
    Bindweed Field
    37
    Birdsfoottrefoil
    41
    Blazing Stars
    44
    Blueeyed Grasses
    46
    Bluegrasses
    47
    Bluestem Grasses
    53
    Blueweed
    57
    Bracken Fern
    60
    Bromegrasses
    65
    Buckwheat
    70
    Burdock Common
    72
    Bushclovers
    75
    Butterandeggs
    79
    Buttercup Common
    83
    Butterflyweed
    85
    Catalpas
    87
    Catnip
    91
    Cedar Eastern Red
    93
    Chickweed Common
    101
    Chicory
    103
    Cinquefoils
    106
    Clovers
    110
    Coneflowers Blackeyed Susan
    117
    Daisy Oxeye
    120
    Dandelion Common
    124
    Dock Curly
    127
    Eveningprimrose Common
    131
    Everlasting Pearly
    134
    Fireweed
    136
    Fleabanes
    140
    Goafsbeards
    143
    Goldenrods
    146
    Hawkweeds
    157
    Hawthorns
    162
    Horsetail Common
    167
    Olive Autumn
    206
    Painted Cup
    209
    Plantains
    211
    Pokeweed
    215
    Prickly Pear Eastern
    219
    Puccoons
    221
    Purslane Common
    223
    Pussytoes Field
    226
    Queen Annes Lace
    229
    Ragweeds
    232
    Reindeer Lichens
    236
    Rocket Yellow
    241
    Rose Multiflora
    244
    Rush Path
    248
    St Johnswort Common
    250
    Sandbur Common
    255
    Selfheal
    256
    Soapwort
    259
    Sorrel Sheep
    261
    Speedwells
    264
    Spurges
    267
    Strawberry Wild
    274
    Sunflower Common
    280
    Sweet Clovers
    286
    Teasel Common
    291
    Thistle Canada
    295
    Ticktrefoil Canadian
    301
    Timothy
    304
    Vetches
    308
    Wormwood Common
    312
    Yarrow Common
    316
    Yucca
    321
    Glossary
    325
    Selected Bibliography
    329
    Index
    333
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    Page iii - Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.

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    John Eastman is the author of Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (978-0-8117-1367-2), as well as numerous other books and articles about the natural world. Amelia Hansen has been a freelance illustrator since 1989, specializing in nature and natural history subjects. She lives near Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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