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An Illustrated Guide to Iowa Prairie Plants - Bur Oak Original (Paperback)
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An Illustrated Guide to Iowa Prairie Plants - Bur Oak Original (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 31/08/1999
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This guide to the prairie plants native to Iowa provides all the information necessary for identifying and distinguishing even the most similar species. Species are described from the ground up: stem, leaf, bud, flower, fruit and habitat. The time of flowering/fruiting is given for central Iowa.

Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 9780877456612
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 721 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"For over a century, plant lovers have waited for a comprehensive guide that would lead them gently into knowledgeable companionship with Iowa's prairie flora. At last the heart of the tallgrass prairie has what it deserves: an easy-to-use manual, beautifully illustrated, with detailed structural descriptions and distribution maps. As a door for the novice and a sourcebook for the initiated, Paul Christiansen and Mark Muller's book cannot help but increase knowledge and appreciation of Iowa's prairie remnants and thus magnify the preservation of our beleaguered but precious prairie resource."--Cornelia F. Mutel, author of "Fragile Giants: A Natural History of the Loess Hills"


"This wonderful guide embodies the wealth of experience of Paul Christiansen, who has spent a lifetime studying Iowa prairies and prairie plants, and the talent of Mark Muller, whose deep appreciation of this most endangered ecosystem is reflected in his remarkable illustrations. I love the logic and functionality of this guide. The species treatments are organized by family, which means that species with similar flower and plant characteristics are together, so you can quickly check the illustrations of all the species in a particular family to see whether one fits the plant you are trying to identify. To paraphrase an old adage, Mark Muller's meticulous drawings are worth a thousand photographs. "An Illustrated Guide to Iowa Prairie Plants" celebrates a fantastic ecosystem and appropriately focuses on a state that once was encompassed by it."--Diana Horton, University of Iowa Herbarium


This wonderful guide embodies the wealth of experience of Paul Christiansen, who has spent a lifetime studying Iowa prairies and prairie plants, and the talent of Mark Muller, whose deep appreciation of this most endangered ecosystem is reflected in his remarkable illustrations. I love the logic and functionality of this guide. The species treatments are organized by family, which means that species with similar flower and plant characteristics are together, so you can quickly check the illustrations of all the species in a particular family to see whether one fits the plant you are trying to identify. To paraphrase an old adage, Mark Muller's meticulous drawings are worth a thousand photographs. "An Illustrated Guide to Iowa Prairie Plants" celebrates a fantastic ecosystem and appropriately focuses on a state that once was encompassed by it. Diana Horton, University of Iowa Herbarium"


For over a century, plant lovers have waited for a comprehensive guide that would lead them gently into knowledgeable companionship with Iowa's prairie flora. At last the heart of the tallgrass prairie has what it deserves: an easy-to-use manual, beautifully illustrated, with detailed structural descriptions and distribution maps. As a door for the novice and a sourcebook for the initiated, Paul Christiansen and Mark Muller's book cannot help but increase knowledge and appreciation of Iowa's prairie remnants and thus magnify the preservation of our beleaguered but precious prairie resource. Cornelia F. Mutel, author of "Fragile Giants: A Natural History of the Loess Hills""


This wonderful guide embodies the wealth of experience of Paul Christiansen, who has spent a lifetime studying Iowa prairies and prairie plants, and the talent of Mark Muller, whose deep appreciation of this most endangered ecosystem is reflected in his remarkable illustrations. I love the logic and functionality of this guide. The species treatments are organized by family, which means that species with similar flower and plant characteristics are together, so you can quickly check the illustrations of all the species in a particular family to see whether one fits the plant you are trying to identify. To paraphrase an old adage, Mark Muller's meticulous drawings are worth a thousand photographs. An Illustrated Guide to Iowa Prairie Plants celebrates a fantastic ecosystem and appropriately focuses on a state that once was encompassed by it. Diana Horton, University of Iowa Herbarium

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For over a century, plant lovers have waited for a comprehensive guide that would lead them gently into knowledgeable companionship with Iowa's prairie flora. At last the heart of the tallgrass prairie has what it deserves: an easy-to-use manual, beautifully illustrated, with detailed structural descriptions and distribution maps. As a door for the novice and a sourcebook for the initiated, Paul Christiansen and Mark Muller's book cannot help but increase knowledge and appreciation of Iowa's prairie remnants and thus magnify the preservation of our beleaguered but precious prairie resource. Cornelia F. Mutel, author of Fragile Giants: A Natural History of the Loess Hills

"

"This wonderful guide embodies the wealth of experience of Paul Christiansen, who has spent a lifetime studying Iowa prairies and prairie plants, and the talent of Mark Muller, whose deep appreciation of this most endangered ecosystem is reflected in his remarkable illustrations. I love the logic and functionality of this guide. The species treatments are organized by family, which means that species with similar flower and plant characteristics are together, so you can quickly check the illustrations of all the species in a particular family to see whether one fits the plant you are trying to identify. To paraphrase an old adage, Mark Muller's meticulous drawings are worth a thousand photographs. An Illustrated Guide to Iowa Prairie Plants celebrates a fantastic ecosystem and appropriately focuses on a state that once was encompassed by it."--Diana Horton, University of Iowa Herbarium


"For over a century, plant lovers have waited for a comprehensive guide that would lead them gently into knowledgeable companionship with Iowa's prairie flora. At last the heart of the tallgrass prairie has what it deserves: an easy-to-use manual, beautifully illustrated, with detailed structural descriptions and distribution maps. As a door for the novice and a sourcebook for the initiated, Paul Christiansen and Mark Muller's book cannot help but increase knowledge and appreciation of Iowa's prairie remnants and thus magnify the preservation of our beleaguered but precious prairie resource."--Cornelia F. Mutel, author of Fragile Giants: A Natural History of the Loess Hills

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