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Plants of Deep South Texas: A Field Guide to the Woody and Flowering Species Alfred Richardson

Plants of Deep South Texas: A Field Guide to the Woody and Flowering Species

Alfred Richardson

Published January 28th 2011
ISBN : 9781603441445
Paperback
448 pages
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A Field Guide to the Woody and Flowering SpeciesCovering the almost three million acres of southernmost Texas known as the Lower Rio Grande Valley, this user-friendly guide is an essential reference for nature enthusiasts, farmers and ranchers,MoreA Field Guide to the Woody and Flowering Species Covering the almost three million acres of southernmost Texas known as the Lower Rio Grande Valley, this user-friendly guide is an essential reference for nature enthusiasts, farmers and ranchers, professional botanists, and anyone interested in the plant life of Texas.Alfred Richardson and Ken King offer abundant photographs and short descriptions of more than eight hundred species of ferns, algae, and woody and herbaceous plants—two-thirds of the species that occur in this region.Plants of Deep South Texas opens with a brief introduction to the region and an illustrated guide to leaf shapes and flower parts. The books individual species accounts cover:LeavesFlowersFruitBlooming periodDistributionHabitsCommon and scientific namesIn addition, the authors comments include indispensible information that cannot be seen in a photograph, such as the etymology of the scientific name, the plants use by caterpillars and its value from the human perspective. The authors also provide a glossary of terms, as well as an appendix of butterfly and moth species mentioned in the text.