Remarkable Plants of Texas and the Southwest: Guide, 1st Edition

  • Matt Warnock Turner
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  • ISBN-10: 0292793294
  • ISBN-13: 9780292793293
  • DDC: 581.630976
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released February 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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With some 6,000 species of plants, Texas has extraordinary botanical wealth and diversity. Learning to identify plants is the first step in understanding their vital role in nature, and many field guides have been published for that purpose. But to fully appreciate how Texas's native plants have sustained people and animals from prehistoric times to the present, you need Remarkable Plants of Texas. In this intriguing book, Matt Warnock Turner explores the little-known facts—be they archaeological, historical, material, medicinal, culinary, or cultural—behind our familiar botanical landscape. In sixty-five entries that cover over eighty of our most common native plants from trees, shrubs, and wildflowers to grasses, cacti, vines, and aquatics, he traces our vast array of connections with plants. Turner looks at how people have used plants for food, shelter, medicine, and economic subsistence; how plants have figured in the historical record and in Texas folklore; how plants nourish wildlife; and how some plants have unusual ecological or biological characteristics. Illustrated with over one hundred color photos and organized for easy reference.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Medical Disclaimer.
1: Trees.
2: Huisache.
3: Texas Madrone.
4: Pecan.
5: Hackberry.
6: Flowering Dogwood.
7: Texas Persimmon.
8: Common Persimmon.
9: Black Walnut Texas Black Walnut.
10: Eastern Red-Cedar Ashe Juniper.
11: Osage Orange.
12: Red Mulberry Little-leaf Mulberry.
13: Loblolly Pine Longleaf Pine.
14: Cottonwood.
15: Mesquite.
16: Wild Plum Black Cherry.
17: Post Oak.
18: Live Oak.
19: Sabal Palm.
20: Black Willow.
21: Soapberry.
22: Sassafras.
23: Bald Cypress.
24: Shrubs.
25: Lechuguilla.
26: Agarita.
27: Sotol.
28: Mormon Tea.
29: Candelilla.
30: Ocotillo.
31: Yaupon.
32: Creosote Bush.
33: Fragrant Sumac.
34: Sumac.
35: Texas Mountain Laurel.
36: Mexican Buckeye.
37: Yucca.
38: Herbaceous Plants, Cacti, Grasses, Vines, and Aquatics.
39: Wild Onion.
40: Amaranth.
41: White Prickly Poppy.
42: White Sagebrush.
43: Blue Grama Sideoats Grama.
44: Chiltepín.
45: Goosefoot.
46: Plains Coreopsis.
47: Buffalo Gourd.
48: Jimsonweed.
49: Purple Coneflower.
50: Horsetail.
51: Rattlesnake Master.
52: Indian Blanket.
53: Sunflower.
54: Indian Rush-Pea.
55: Peyote.
56: Texas Bluebonnet.
57: Horsemint.
58: Yellow Lotus.
59: Prickly Pear.
60: Tasajillo.
61: Mistletoe.
62: Pokeweed.
63: Greenbrier.
64: Silverleaf Nightshade.
65: Spanish Moss Ball Moss.
66: Cattail.
67: Frostweed.
68: Wild Grape.
Other Backmatter.