Legumes of the Great Plains

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Legumes of the Great Plains

An Illustrated Guide

James Stubbendieck and Jessica L. Milby
Illustrated by Bellamy Parks Jansen, Regina O. Hughes, and Keith Westover
 

360 pages
120 illustrations, 115 maps, glossary, index

Hardcover

January 2021

978-1-4962-1775-2

$70.00 Pre-order

About the Book

Legumes of the Great Plains: An Illustrated Guide is an invaluable tool for the identification of more than 114 species of legumes in the Great Plains. In addition to a distribution map, botanical illustration, and an in-depth botanical description, this comprehensive guide describes the habitat, uses and values, pollinators, forage value for livestock and wildlife, toxic properties, and ethnobotany of each species. The botanical synonyms and other common names—including those used by the Great Plains Indians—are also provided. This volume includes more than one hundred similar species with a description of how each differs from the main species. 

This reference book is indispensable to anyone interested in grassland and prairie conservation and management, the Great Plains, botany, or modern taxonomy.
 

Author Bio

James Stubbendieck is director emeritus of the Center for Great Plains Studies and professor emeritus of grassland ecology in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Jessica L. Milby is a plant identification specialist and a range and forage research technologist at the University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte.
 

Table of Contents

Introduction
            Climate
            Geology
            Soils
Prairies
Abundance and Value of Legumes
Keys
Taxonomy
Illustrations
Maps
Descriptions of Individual Species
Characteristics of Legumes
Taxonomy of Legumes

I. CAESALPINIACEAE,
Cercis
canadensis,
Chamaecrista
fasciculata,
Gleditsia
triacanthos,
Gymnocladus
dioicus,
Hoffmannseggia
glauca,
Senna
marilandica,

II. FABACEAE
Amorpha
canescens,
fruticosa,
nana,
Amphicarpaea
bracteata,
Apios
americana,
Astragalus
agrestis,
bisulcatus,
canadensis,
ceramicus,
cicer,
crassicarpus,
drummondii,
flexuosus,
gracilis,
kentrophyta,
laxmannii,
lotiflorus,
missouriensis,
mollissimus,
multiflorus,
nuttallianus,
pectinatus,
plattensis,
racemosus,
spatulatus,
Baptisia
alba,
australis,
bracteata,
Caragana
arborescens,
Crotalaria
sagittalis,
Dalea
aurea,
candida,
cylindriceps,
enneandra,
formosa,
lanata,
leporina,
multiflora,
purpurea,
            villosa,
Desmodium
canadense,
canescens,
glutinosum,
illinoense,
nudiflorum,
paniculatum,
sessilifolium,
Glycyrrhiza
lepidota,
Kummerowia
stipulaceae,
striata,
Lathyrus
decaphyllus,
latifolius,
venosus,
Lespedeza
capitata,
cuneata,
violacea,
virginica,
Lotus
corniculatus,
purshianus,
Lupinus
argenteus,
caudatus,
plattensis,
pusillus,
subcarnosus,
Medicago
lupulina,
polymorpha,
sativa,
Melilotus
officinalis,
Onobrychis
viciifolia,
Orophaca
caespitosa,
hyalina,
sericea,
Oxytropis
campestris,
lambertii,
multiceps,
sericea,
Pediomelum
argophyllum,
cuspidatum,
digitatum,
esculentum,
Pisum
sativum,
Psoralidium
lanceolatum,
tenuiflorum,
Pueraria
montana,
Robinia
pseudoacacia,
Securigera
varia,
Sophora
nuttalliana,
Strophostyles
            helvola,
leiosperma,
Stylosanthes
biflora,
Tephrosia
virginiana,
Thermopsis
            rhombifolia,
Trifolium
campestre,
            fragiferum,
            hybridum,
incarnatum,
            pratense,
            reflexum,
            repens,
Vicia
americana,
sativa,
            villosa,

III. MIMOSACEAE
Acacia
            berlandieri,
greggii,
Desmanthus
illinoensis,
Mimosa
quadrivalvis,
Neptunia
lutea,
Prosopis
glandulosa,

Glossary
Abbreviations for Nomenclature Authorities
Selected References
Index

 
 

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