North American Wildland Plants, Third Edition

North American Wildland Plants, Third Edition

A Field Guide

James Stubbendieck, Stephan L. Hatch, Neal M. Bryan, and Cheryl D. Dunn

528 pages
221 figures, index

Paperback

May 2017

978-0-8032-9965-8

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May 2017

978-1-4962-0093-8

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May 2017

978-1-4962-0091-4

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About the Book

North American Wildland Plants contains descriptions of the salient characteristics of the most important wildland plants of North America. This comprehensive reference assists individuals with limited botanical knowledge as well as natural resource professionals in identifying wildland plants. The two hundred species of wildland plants in this book were selected because of their abundance, desirability, or poisonous properties.

Each illustration has been enhanced with labels pointing to key characteristics to facilitate the identification of unknown plants. Each plant description includes plant characteristics, an illustration of the plant with enlarged parts, and a general distribution map for North America. Each species description includes nomenclature; life span; origin; season of growth; inflorescence, flower or spikelet, or other reproductive parts; vegetative parts; and growth characteristics. Brief notes are included on habitat; livestock losses; and historic, food, and medicinal uses. This third edition contains additional refinements in the nomenclature, distribution, illustrations, and descriptions of plants.
 

Author Bio

James Stubbendieck is director emeritus of the Center for Great Plains Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, and professor emeritus of grassland ecology in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Stephan L. Hatch is professor of grass taxonomy in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management and director of the S. M. Tracy Herbarium at Texas A&M University. Neal M. Bryan is associate director of graduate student and postdoctoral development, Office of Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Cheryl D. Dunn is research manager and herbarium curator in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
 

Praise

“Will prove useful to both individuals with limited botanical knowledge as well as natural resource professionals in identifying wildland plants.”—Natural Resources Journal
 

“This standard in the field . . . just keeps getting better.”—Choice
 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments    
Introduction    
Wildland Plants    
Grasses
Family
POACEAE
Tribe    Scientific Name
ANDROPOGONEAE    Andropogon gerardi    
Andropogon virginicus    
Bothriochloa laguroides    
Heteropogon contortus    
Schizachyrium scoparium    
Sorghastrum nutans    
Tripsacum dactyloides    
ARISTIDEAE    Aristida oligantha    
Aristida purpurea    
AVENEAE    Agrostis stolonifera
Avena barbata    
Avena fatua    
Avenula hookeri
Calamagrostis canadensis    
Calamagrostis rubescens    
Deschampsia cespitosa    
Koeleria macrantha    
Phalaris arundinacea    
Phleum alpinum    
Phleum pratense    
Trisetum spicatum    
BROMEAE    Bromus carinatus    
Bromus diandrus    
Bromus hordeaceus    
Bromus inermis    
Bromus tectorum    
CYNODONTEAE    Bouteloua curtipendula    
Bouteloua dactyloides     
Bouteloua eriopoda    
Bouteloua gracilis    
Bouteloua hirsuta    
Bouteloua repens    
Chloris cucullata    
Cynodon dactylon    
Hilaria belangeri    
Hilaria jamesii    
Hilaria mutica    
Schedonnardus paniculatus    
Spartina gracilis    
Spartina pectinata    
DANTHONIEAE    Danthonia californica    
Danthonia intermedia    
Danthonia parryi    
ERAGROSTEAE    Blepharoneuron tricholepis    
Calamovilfa longifolia    
Distichlis spicata    
Eragrostis curvula    
Eragrostis trichodes    
Leptochloa dubia    
Muhlenbergia montana    
Muhlenbergia porteri    
Muhlenbergia torreyi    
Redfieldia flexuosa    
Scleropogon brevifolius    
Sporobolus airoides    
Sporobolus compositus    
Sporobolus cryptandrus    
MELICEAE    Melica bulbosa        
PANICEAE    Digitaria californica        
Panicum hallii    
Panicum obtusum    
Panicum virgatum    
Paspalum distichum    
Pennisetum ciliare    
Setaria leucopila    
POEAE    Dactylis glomerata    
Festuca campestris    
Festuca idahoensis    
Poa fendleriana    
Poa pratensis    
Poa secunda    
Vulpia octoflora    
STIPEAE    Achnatherum hymenoides    
Achnatherum nelsonii    
Hesperostipa comata    
Nassella leucotricha    
Nassella pulchra    
TRITICEAE    Agropyron cristatum    
Elymus canadensis    
Elymus elymoides    
Elymus trachycaulus    
Hordeum jubatum    
Hordeum pusillum    
Leymus cinereus    
Pascopyrum smithii    
Pseudoroegneria spicata    
Taeniatherum caput-medusae    
Thinopyrum intermedium    
Grasslike Plants
Family    Scientific Name
CYPERACEAE    Carex filifolia    
Carex geyeri    
Carex nebrascensis    
Carex utriculata    
Schoenoplectus acutus    
JUNCACEAE    Juncus balticus    
Forbs and Woody Plants    
Family    Scientific Name
ANACARDIACEAE    Rhus aromatica    
APIACEAE    Conium maculatum    
ASTERACEAE
Tribe    Scientific Name
ANTHEMIDEAE    Achillea millefolium    
Artemisia cana    
Artemisia filifolia    
Artemisia frigida    
Artemisia ludoviciana    
Artemisia nova    
Artemisia spinescens    
Artemisia tridentata    
ASTEREAE    Amphiachyris dracunculoides            
Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus    
Ericameria nauseosa    
Grindelia squarrosa    
Gutierrezia sarothrae    
Heterotheca villosa    
Solidago missouriensis    
CICHORIEAE    Agoseris glauca    
Crepis acuminata    
Taraxacum officinale    
EUPATORIEAE    Liatris punctata    
HELIANTHEAE    Ambrosia deltoidea    
Ambrosia dumosa    
Ambrosia psilostachya    
Baileya multiradiata    
Balsamorhiza sagittata    
Flourensia cernua    
Hymenoxys hoopesii    
Hymenoxys odorata    
Ratibida columnifera    
Wyethia amplexicaulis    
Wyethia mollis    
SENECIONEAE    Senecio flaccidus    
Senecio serra    
Tetradymia canescens    
Family    Scientific Name
BETULACEAE    Alnus incana    
BRASSICACEAE    Descurainia pinnata    
Stanleya pinnata    
CANNABACEAE    Celtis pallida    
CAPRIFOLIACEAE    Symphoricarpos albus    
Symphoricarpos occidentalis    
CHENOPODIACEAE    Atriplex canescens    
Atriplex confertifolia    
Atriplex gardneri    
Grayia spinosa    
Halogeton glomeratus    
Kochia americana    
Kochia scoparia    
Krascheninnikovia lanata    
Salsola tragus    
Sarcobatus vermiculatus    
CLUSIACEAE    Hypericum perforatum    
CORNACEAE    Cornus sericea    
CUPRESSACEAE    Juniperus monosperma    
Juniperus scopulorum    
DENNSTAEDTIACEAE    Pteridium aquilinum    
ELAEAGNACEAE    Shepherdia canadensis    
EPHEDRACEAE    Ephedra trifurca        
ERICACEAE    Arctostaphylos pungens    
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi    
FABACEAE    Acacia berlandieri    
Acacia farnesiana    
Acacia greggii    
Acacia rigidula    
Amorpha canescens    
Astragalus mollissimus    
Dalea purpurea    
Lupinus caudatus    
Medicago polymorpha    
Oxytropis lambertii    
Prosopis glandulosa    
Psoralidium tenuiflorum    
FAGACEAE    Quercus gambelii    
Quercus stellata    
GERANIACEAE    Erodium botrys    
Erodium cicutarium    
Geranium richardsonii    
GROSSULARIACEAE    Ribes cereum    
KRAMERIACEAE    Krameria erecta    
MALVACEAE    Sphaeralcea coccinea    
ONAGRACEAE    Chamaenerion angustifolium    
PINACEAE    Pinus edulis    
Pinus ponderosa    
PLANTAGINACEAE    Penstemon glaber    
Plantago patagonica    
RANUNCULACEAE    Delphinium bicolor    
Delphinium occidentale    
RHAMNACEAE    Ceanothus cuneatus    
Ceanothus fendleri    
Ceanothus integerrimus    
Ceanothus velutinus    
ROSACEAE    Adenostoma fasciculatum    
Amelanchier alnifolia    
Cercocarpus ledifolius    
Cercocarpus montanus    
Coleogyne ramosissima    
Dasiphora fruticosa    
Fallugia paradoxa    
Prunus virginiana    
Purshia stansburyana    
Purshia tridentata    
Rosa woodsii    
SALICACEAE    Populus tremuloides                
Salix bebbiana    
Salix exigua    
ZYGOPHYLLACEAE    Larrea tridentata    
Glossary    
Authorities    
Checklist of Wildland Plants    
Selected References    
Index    

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