Wildflowers of North America: A Guide to Field Identification

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Macmillan, Apr 14, 2001 - Nature - 340 pages
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Identify the red splash of an Indian Paintbrush. Recognize the odor of burning Sage. Find the graceful Jack-in-the-Pulpit, hidden in shady swamplands-and realize that wildflowers are a heritage to enjoy and cherish. No other field guide covers so vast a geography or such an abundance of species, making this exquisitely illustrated volume preferred for nature studies, educational projects, and scientific needs.

-All of North America in one volume-7,441,049 square miles!
-Over 1,500 species in 101 families
-Basic instruction in flower parts and leaf type
-Text and illustrations seen together at a glance
-Colloquial and scientific names
-Convenient measuring rules
-Glossary
 

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Contents

Map of North America
6
Glossary
14
BOGMOSS FAMILY MAYACACEAE
20
AMARYLLIS FAMILY AMARYLLIDACEAE
42
LIZARDSTAIL FAMILY SAURURACEAE
54
PURSLANE FAMILY PORTULACACEAE
62
WATERLILY FAMILY NYMPHAEACEAE
70
POPPY FAMILY PAPAVERACEAE
78
GENTIAN FAMILY GENTIANACEAE
180
DOGBANE FAMILY APOCYNACEAE
186
MORNINGGLORY FAMILY CONVOLVULACEAE
192
WATERLEAF FAMILY HYDROPHYLLACEAE
204
BORAGE FAMILY BORAGINACEAE
210
VERVAIN FAMILY VERBENACEAE
216
NIGHTSHADE FAMILY SOLANACEAE
232
UNICORNPLANT FAMILY MARTYNIACEAE
248

CAPER FAMILY CAPPARIDACEAE
92
SUNDEW FAMILY DROSERACEAE
94
LEGUME FAMILY LEGUMINOSAE
110
FLAX FAMILY LINACEAE
128
VIOLET FAMILY VIOLACEAE
142
PARSLEY FAMILY UMBELLIFERAE
156
W1NTERGREEN FAMILY PYROLACEAE
170
LOPSEED FAMILY PHRYMACEAE
254
GOURD FAMILY CUCURB1TACEAE
260
COMPOSITE FAMILY COMPOSITAE
268
SUBFAMILY LIGULIFLORAE
322
Geographical Abbreviations Used in Text
328
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Written by world-renowned scholars, Golden Field Guides from St. Martin's Press are the leading nature guides for the home, field, and classroom. Designed for portability and easy access, these compact, lightweight books help Americans of every age explore a world of natural wonders.

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