North American Wildland Plants

`

North American Wildland Plants

A Field Guide

Second Edition

James Stubbendieck, Stephan L. Hatch, Neal M. Bryan
Illustrated by Angie Fox, Kelly L. Rhodes, Bellamy Parks Jansen, and Debra Meier
Maps by Kathleen Lonergan-Orr and Neal M. Bryan

520 pages
219 figures

Paperback

March 2011

978-0-8032-3485-7

$35.00 Add to Cart
eBook (PDF)

(Requires Adobe Digital Editions)

March 2011

978-0-8032-3547-2

$35.00 Add to Cart

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 to maximize use of the book as a field guide. Each plant description includes identifying 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 second edition includes updated information about closely related or easily misidentified species, new and revised illustrations, and revised distribution maps.

Author Bio

James Stubbendieck is the director of the Center for Great Plains Studies and a professor of grassland ecology in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Stephan L. Hatch is a professor of grass taxonomy and director of the S. M. Tracy Herbarium at Texas A&M University and is the coauthor of Grasses of the Texas Gulf Prairies and Marshes and Texas Range Plants. Neal M. Bryan is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Praise

“An excellent field guide for amateurs and professionals who want to identify the common species in non-forested regions of North America. . . . The species accounts include excellent, detailed line drawings, range maps, taxonomy, reproductive and vegetative characteristics, forage value, and habitat.”—Wildlife Activist

"Although written for the natural resource management professional, this guide will prove a valuable asset to students and laypersons who wish to expand their knowledge of America’s most important wild plants."—Sandy Amazeen, Monsters and Critics

"This is highly recommended for students, land managers, naturalists and others with a need or desire to identify plants in the regions covered by this guide. If you have a previous edition, it is well worth updating to this new one."—Wildlife Activist

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Wildland Plants
Grasses
Family
POACEAE
Tribe    
ANDROPOGONEAE  
Andropogon gerardii
Andropogon virginicus
Bothriochloa laguroides
Heteropogon contortus
Schizachyrium scoparium
Sorghastrum nutans
Tripsacum dactyloides
ARISTIDEAE  
Aristida oligantha
Aristida purpurea
AVENEAE   
Agrostis stolonifera
Avena barbata
Avena fatua
Calamagrostis canadensis
Calamagrostis rubescens
Deschampsia cespitosa
Helictotrichon hookeri
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 eriopoda
Bouteloua gracilis
Bouteloua hirsuta
Bouteloua repens
Buchloe dactyloides
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   
Hesperostipa comata
Nassella leucotricha
Nassella pulchra
Stipa hymenoides
Stipa nelsonii
TRITICEAE   
Agropyron cristatum
Elymus canadensis
Elymus elymoides
Elymus hispidus
Elymus smithii
Elymus spicatus
Elymus trachycaulus
Hordeum jubatum
Hordeum pusillum
Leymus cinereus
Taeniatherum caput-medusae
Grass-like 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
Chrysopsis villosa
Chrysothamnus nauseosus
Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus
Grindelia squarrosa
Gutierrezia sarothrae
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 douglasii
Senecio serra
Tetradymia canescens
Family    
Scientific Name
BETULACEAE   
Alnus incana
BRASSICACEAE   
Descurainia pinnata
Stanleya pinnata
CAPRIFOLIACEAE   
Symphoricarpos albus
Symphoricarpos occidentalis
CHENOPODIACEAE   
Atriplex canescens
Atriplex confertifolia
Atriplex gardneri
Ceratoides lanata
Grayia spinosa
Halogeton glomeratus
Kochia americana
Kochia scoparia
Salsola iberica
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   
Epilobium angustifolium
PINACEAE    
Pinus edulis
Pinus ponderosa
PLANTAGINACEAE   
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
Fallugia paradoxa
Pentaphylloides fruticosa
Prunus virginiana
Purshia stansburiana
Purshia tridentata
Rosa woodsii
SALICACEAE   
Populus tremuloides
Salix bebbiana
Salix exigua
SCROPHULARIACEAE  
Penstemon glaber
ULMACEAE    
Celtis pallida
ZYGOPHYLLACEAE   
Larrea tridentata
Glossary
Authorities
Selected References
Index

Also of Interest