Field guide to grasses of the Mid-Atlantic
- Sarah Chamberlain.
- University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, 
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- xiv, 167 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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- Chamberlain, Sarah, 1964- author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Contents Preface Acknowledgments How to Use This Guide General Suggestions Deciphering a Grass Entry Parts of the Grass Disarticulation Roots and Rhizomes (Perennial versus Annual) Illustrated Characteristics of Grass Parts Some Unusual Grasses General Key Genera Keys Agrostis Aira Alopecurus Andropogon Anthoxanthum Aristida Avena Brachyelytrum Briza Bromus Calamagrostis Calamovilfa Cenchrus Chasmanthium Cinna Cynosurus Danthonia Deschampsia Diarrhena Dichanthelium Digitaria Echinochloa Elymus Eragrostis Festuca and Schedonorus Glyceria Gymnopogon Holcus Hordeum Leersia Leptochloa Lolium Melica Muhlenbergia Panicum Paspalum Phalaris Piptatherum Poa Puccinellia Saccharum Setaria Sorghum Spartina Sphenopholis Sporobolus Urochloa Vulpia Zizania References Plant Index Photo Credits.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Grasses are among the most ubiquitous plants on the planet. They inhabit a wide geographic range and are found in a variety of natural habitats. The small parts of the grass flower and specialized terminology, however, can make identifying grasses a challenging endeavor. Sarah Chamberlain's Field Guide to Grasses of the Mid-Atlantic makes identification simpler for everyone-regardless of their previous botanical knowledge. Featuring an easy-to-use dichotomous key, this is a user-friendly guide to more than 300 types of grasses found from the Blue Ridge Mountains and southern plains to the Appalachians and the Allegheny Plateau. Each major entry contains detailed species diagrams as well as common names, habitats, and distribution. The book's opening sections outline the parts of grass flowers and describe stem, leaf, and sheath characteristics. With a wealth of illustrations, instructions on how to use the key, and a glossary of terms, Field Guide to Grasses of the Mid-Atlantic is an indispensable reference for naturalists and conservationists, botanists, land management professionals, and students and scholars of mid-Atlantic flora.
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