A reference and a guidebook for a new generation of plant enthusiasts, this volume includes up-to-date nomenclature, keys, and descriptions, as well as habitat, distribution, and ecological information. In addition to herbaceous plants, the book profiles several woody species generally perceived to be either "showy wildflowers" or "weedy"-species such as Amorpha fruticosa (false indigo bush), Campsis radicans (trumpet vine), Ceanothus herbaceous (Jersey tea), Cephalanthus occidentalis (buttonbush), Rhus glabra (smooth sumac), Rosa Arkansana (prairie rose), and Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy).
Designed for the professional botanist and passionate amateur alike, Kansas Wildflowers and Weeds brings names and taxonomic information into line with recent revolutions in studies of DNA, macro- and micromorphology, cytology, ecology, and phenology. It expands upon Bare's earlier book's 831 entries with descriptions of 1,163 species-representing about 5 percent of the native and naturalized species currently known in Kansas-as well as 742 color photographs. For purposes of identification, conservation, study, or the simple pleasure of thumbing through, it is a resource without parallel.
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Number of pages: 520
Weight: 2517 g
Dimensions: 305 x 229 x 38 mm
"For purposes of identification, conservation, study, or the simple pleasure of thumbing through, [this book] is a resource without parallel."--Emporia Gazette
"As a native Kansan and Director of the Konza Prairie Biological Station, I am very excited about the release of Kansas Wildflowers and Weeds by Michael John Haddock, Craig C. Freeman, and Jan t E. Bare. This book will be very appealing to anyone who wants to know what plants are growing and flowering in Kansas. It will also be a critical resource for ecological researchers as they investigate how the biomes in Kansas respond to a changing climate. Kansas Wildflowers and Weeds will serve the research community for a very long time."--John Briggs, Director of Konza Prairie Biological Station
"This book features current and accurate information on taxonomy and distribution of herbaceous plants of Kansas, including thorough descriptions and color photographs throughout. It is an important reference for all who admire our state's botanical richness and want to learn more."--Iralee Barnard, author of Field Guide to the Common Grasses of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska