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Wildflowers of Texas

Wildflowers of Texas

  • Author: Geyata Ajilvsgi
  • Publisher: Shearer Pub
  • ISBN: 9780940672734
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 544
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A comprehensive field guide to Texas wildflowers. Entries are grouped by flower color for easy identification.

Wildflowers of Texas

Wildflowers of Texas

  • Author: Michael Eason
  • Publisher: Timber Press
  • ISBN: 1604698624
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 508
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A comprehensive field guide to the wildflowers of the Lone Star State In Wildflowers of Texas, Michael Eason describes and illustrates more than 1,100 commonly encountered species, both native and introduced. The book is organized by flower color, with helpful color coding along the page edges making it easy to navigate. Each profile is illustrated with a color photograph and includes the plant’s Latin name, family, common name, habitat, bloom time, frequency of occurrence, and a short description of the plant’s morphology. This authoritative trailside reference is a must-have for nature lovers and wildflower enthusiasts.

Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country

Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country

  • Author: Marshall Enquist
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Wild flowers
  • Page: 275
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Texas Wildflowers

Texas Wildflowers

A Field Guide

  • Author: Campell Loughmiller,Lynn Loughmiller,Joe Marcus
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 1477314784
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 512
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With more than 175,000 copies sold, Texas Wildflowers has established itself as the go-to guide for identifying the state’s roadside flowers. This new edition has been completely reorganized by flower colors (and within each color section, by flowering season) to make it even easier to identify the flowers you see as you travel through Texas. Every wildflower is illustrated with a beautiful full-color photograph—over 250 of which are new to this edition. All of the descriptive identifying information is presented in a consistent format—common and botanical names, plant and leaves, flowers and fruit, flowering season, habitat and range, and notes. What hasn’t changed is the book’s sturdy binding, which will hold up through years of active use, and its wealth of information, which has been thoroughly updated by the expert staff of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: 300 species descriptions, including engaging comments about the plants’ natural histories, landscape uses, edible or medicinal properties, and folklore A map of Texas’s vegetational areas Glossaries that define and illustrate botanical terms A bibliography of books for learning more about wildflowers Indexes to common and botanical plant names, as well as plant families, that distinguish between native and non-native species As Lady Bird Johnson observed in the foreword, Texas Wildflowers “makes me want to reach for my sunhat, put on my walking shoes, take this knowledge-filled book, and fare forth to seek and discover!”

Wildflowers of Houston and Southeast Texas

Wildflowers of Houston and Southeast Texas

  • Author: John Tveten,Gloria Tveten
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292786875
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 319
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You'll find them throughout the year in Houston—lyre-leaf sage, Drummond skullcap, silver-leaf nightshade, snow-on-the-prairie, lemon beebalm, scarlet pimpernel, plains wild indigo, spring ladies'-tresses, deer pea vetch. These wildflowers and hundreds of other species flourish in this part of Texas, but until this book was published in 1993 no guide had focused exclusively on the Houston area. John and Gloria Tveten spent years seeking out both the common and the rare flowers. They describe here more than 200 plants. A color photograph of each one will make identification easy. The guide is arranged by color, with each entry tracing the history and lore of a species. Many plants—for example, prairie Indian plantain and self-heal—were used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes. Others, like poke-weed and wapato, are edible. Southern dewberry and giant ragweed are used as natural dyes. And some, like rattlebush and milkweed, are poisonous. At the end of each species account is a list of key identifying characteristics for quick reference in the field. Summaries of plant families are also included, as well as tips on where and when to look for wildflowers.

Legends and Lore of Texas Wildflowers

Legends and Lore of Texas Wildflowers

  • Author: Elizabeth Silverthorne
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 9781585442300
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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In this volume, Elizabeth Silverthorne has gathered an intriguing array of folklore about forty-four of Texas' most fascinating wildflowers, such as water lily, Queen Anne's Lace, honeysuckle, dogwood, and morning glory.

Brush and Weeds of Texas Rangelands

Brush and Weeds of Texas Rangelands

  • Author: Charles R. Hart,Barron Rector,C. Wayne Hanselka
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 9780972104944
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 203
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More than one hundred million acres of Texas land are either native rangeland or permanent pasture, but most of this land is infested with unwanted weed and brush species that compete with desirable forage plants. With this book at their fingertips, landowners and rangeland managers now can easily identify the brush and weeds posing greatest concern in their area. This easy-to-use field guide includes plant descriptions, identifying characteristics, geographic distribution, and habitat descriptions, along with range maps and multiple color photos for each species.

Lone Star Field Guide to Wildflowers, Trees, and Shrubs of Texas

Lone Star Field Guide to Wildflowers, Trees, and Shrubs of Texas

  • Author: Delena Tull,George Oxford Miller
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • ISBN: 1461623561
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 352
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With the Rocky Mountains to the west, the Great Plains to the North, the Chihuahan Desert to the south and the Gulf of Mexico to the east, Texas lies at the biological crossroads of North America. More than 5,000 flowering plants, from tiny herbs to towering trees, grow in these vast and diverse habitats. This book describes more than 600 species of the most common Texas wildflowers, trees, shrubs, and cacti in a well-illustrated, easy-to-use format. With over 400 color photographs, drawings, identification keys, and range maps for each species, the book uses a step-by-step process to easily identify major plant features. (Wildflowers, for example, are arranged by color for easy identification.) Essentially three books in one, this handy guide will be invaluable for weekend naturalists, gardeners, and nature lovers in general.

A Field Guide to Southwestern and Texas Wildflowers

A Field Guide to Southwestern and Texas Wildflowers

  • Author: Theodore F. Niehaus,Roger Tory Peterson
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780395936122
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 400
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Identifies over fifteen hundred species of wildflowers found in Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona, and describes the distinguishing characteristics of each plant

Mushrooms of the Southeast

Mushrooms of the Southeast

  • Author: Todd F. Elliott,Steven L. Stephenson
  • Publisher: Timber Press
  • ISBN: 160469730X
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 408
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Fully illustrates 330 species and discusses more than 1000 of the region's most conspicuous, distinctive, interesting, and ecologically important mushrooms, Covers northern Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, Helpful keys for identification, Clear, color-coded layout, An essential reference for mushroom enthusiasts, hikers, and naturalists

Wild Flowers of the Big Thicket, East Texas, and Western Louisiana

Wild Flowers of the Big Thicket, East Texas, and Western Louisiana

  • Author: Geyata Ajilvsgi
  • Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 360
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Identifies and offers botanical descriptions of more than four hundred east Texas wild flowers

Texas Wild Flowers

Texas Wild Flowers

  • Author: Eliza Griffin Johnston
  • Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9780764338632
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 248
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These beautiful watercolor images of Texas wild flowers were created in the 1840s and 1850s by Eliza Griffin Johnston, bound into a book, and given to her husband, General Albert Sidney Johnston for his birthday. In 1862, during the Civil War, General Johnston was killed at the Battle of Shiloh. In 1894, Elizas friend, Rebecca Jane Fisher, of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, began acquiring artifacts from the Republic of Texas era for a museum and asked Eliza for something that had belonged to the General. It was through those efforts that the chapter received the book, which remained in an Austin bank vault for many years. In 2008, the images were digitalized and the members wanted the beauty of the book to be shared with others. With more than 100 watercolor paintings and a description of each flower, this book is a treasure from Texas's past and an artistic gem.

Wildflowers of the Western Plains

Wildflowers of the Western Plains

A Field Guide

  • Author: Zoe Merriman Kirkpatrick
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 9780292790629
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 240
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Stretching from western Texas and eastern New Mexico up through Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, the Dakotas, and into Canada, the vast western plains often appear sparse and dry to the casual observer. But a closer look, especially after spring rains, uncovers flowers of all colors, sizes, shapes, and fragrances. These forgotten flowers, never before the main focus of a field guide, come into bloom in Wildflowers of the Western Plains. Organized by plant family, the guide presents 186 species of wildflowers, accompanied by vivid color photographs. Each entry includes both the Latin and common names and a description of the plant, flower, fruit, and range. A special feature of the guide is the inclusion of Native American botanical folklore, legends pertaining to wildflowers, and medicinal uses of native plants. The author's personal observations and occasional recipes round out this delightful array of information.

Wildflowers and Other Plants of Texas Beaches and Islands

Wildflowers and Other Plants of Texas Beaches and Islands

  • Author: Alfred Richardson
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292757166
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 271
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Many visitors to Texas beaches see only the sands between the surf and the first low dunes. Because few plants grow there, it's easy to get the impression that Texas beaches consist mostly of barren sand—while just the opposite is true. Beyond the dunes grow an amazing variety and abundance of native plants. Many of them, like Indian Blanket, Goldenrod, and Seaside Gerardia, produce great splashes of flowering color. Others display more modest flowers or are interesting for their growing habits. In all, over seven hundred species of flowering plants grow on Texas beaches and islands. This handy field guide will aid you in identifying some 275 common and/or noteworthy flowering plants of the Texas beaches and islands from the Rio Grande to the Louisiana border. Each plant is illustrated by a color photograph, accompanied by a description of its appearance, habitat, and blooming time. The plants are grouped by families, which in turn are arranged according to relationships and similarities for easy reference. An introduction to beach habitats and plant life, references for further reading, and a glossary of terms make this book fully useful for everyone who wants a good, general understanding of beach plant life and wildflowers.

A Dictionary of Common Wildflowers of Texas & the Southern Great Plains

A Dictionary of Common Wildflowers of Texas & the Southern Great Plains

  • Author: Joel Ellis Holloway,Amanda Neill
  • Publisher: TCU Press
  • ISBN: 9780875653099
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 178
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Castilleja coccinea Indian Paintbrush SCIENTIFIC NAME: Castilleja, for Domingo Castillejo (fl. 1781), a Spanish botanist + coccinea, Latin for scarlet. Reference is to the color of the flowers. COMMON NAME: Indian Paintbrush, from the appearance of the flowers that resemble a brush dipped in paint. American Indians obtained dye from this plant. This typical entry from A Dictionary of Common Wildflowers of Texas and the Southern Great Plains illustrates the synthesis the book provides between scientific and common names of the plants. Intended as a companion to field guides of common flowers in the region, this dictionary offers an opportunity to reference both names. The scientific or binomial name, the genus and species, is translated from its Latin form and its original language—Latin, Greek, European, Oriental, American Indian, even a personal name—identified. The common names for flowers in this region are usually of English or Mexican Spanish origin, although many come from several American Indian languages. The common names of some plants, like Indian paintbrush, are familiar to most residents of Texas and the Southern Plains. Others such as Tall Joe Pie-Weed, Clammyweed, or Sensitive Pea may come as a surprise. Dr. Holloway explains the reason for the common name in many cases. Sensitive pea, for instance, is named sensitive because the leaves curl when touched and pea because it produces a pod. Thoroughly researched and current with contemporary botanical terms, this is a book that professionals will keep in their personal libraries as a reference tool and native plant enthusiasts will keep in their car for identifying flora along the road.

Texas wildflowers

Texas wildflowers

a children's field guide to the state's most common flowers

  • Author: Beverly Magley
  • Publisher: Falcon
  • ISBN: 9781560441830
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Texas Nature Set

Texas Nature Set

Field Guides to Wildlife, Birds, Trees and Wildflowers of Texas

  • Author: James Kavanagh
  • Publisher: Waterford Press
  • ISBN: 9781620051689
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 36
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The Texas Nature Set offers the best in wildlife and plant identification for The Lone Star State. The set includes three Pocket Naturalist Guides to Texas - Trees & Wildflowers, Birds, and Wildlife - and is attractively packaged in a cellophane bag. The beautifully illustrated folding guides highlight well over 300 familiar and unique species and include ecoregion maps featuring prominent wildlife-viewing areas and botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, Pocket Naturalist Guides are lightweight, pocket-sized sources of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike. Made in the USA.

Lone Star Wildflowers

Lone Star Wildflowers

A Guide to Texas Flowering Plants

  • Author: LaShara J. Nieland,Willa F. Finley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780896726444
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 321
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"In photographs and text, describes hundreds of Texas wildflowers. The 400 photographs are arranged by color to aid identification. The book describes past and present uses of the plants, the stories behind their scientific and common names, their medicin

Bloomin' Tales

Bloomin' Tales

Legends of Seven Favorite Texas Wildflowers

  • Author: Cherie Foster Colburn
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781936474189
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 63
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Seven tales from Texas reveal the stories behind wildflowers as they were told by Native Americans, Mexicans, or European settlers. Includes "fun facts" about each flower and notes on the stories.

How to Grow Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest

How to Grow Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest

Revised and Updated Edition

  • Author: Jill Nokes
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 9780292755741
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 632
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Since its first publication in 1986, How to Grow Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest has set the standard for both home and professional gardeners. Written when the native plant movement was just getting started, it helped convert a generation of gardeners to the practical and aesthetic values of using drought-tolerant plants in southwestern landscapes. In this new edition, Jill Nokes has extensively rewritten every section to include the latest information on the production, cultivation, and landscape use of native plants. She has added over 75 new species and updated the propagation and care information for the original 350 species of trees, shrubs, and woody vines. In addition to the individual plant descriptions, she also devotes whole chapters to gathering and storing seeds, seed germination, planting, vegetative propagation, and transplanting. With this wealth of clearly presented, easy-to-reference information, How to Grow Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest will remain the last word on this subject.