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Weeds of the South

ISBN-10: 0820330469
ISBN-13: 9780820330464
Edition: 2009
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Description: Weeds threaten the safe, efficient, and sustainable production of food, feed, fiber, and biofuel throughout the world. Featuring more than fifteen hundred full-color photographs, this handy guide provides essential information on four hundred of the  More...

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List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 6/25/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.410
Language: English

Weeds threaten the safe, efficient, and sustainable production of food, feed, fiber, and biofuel throughout the world. Featuring more than fifteen hundred full-color photographs, this handy guide provides essential information on four hundred of the most troublesome weedy and invasive plants found in the southern United States.Drawing on the expertise of more than forty weed scientists and botanists, the guide identifies each plant at various stages of its life and offers useful details about its origin, habitat, morphology, biology, distribution, and known toxic properties. The book also includes illustrations of the most common characteristics of plants and the terms used to describe them, a key to plant families, a glossary of frequently used terms, a bibliography, and an index of scientific and common plant names.Each species account includes: Up to four full-color photographs showing seed, seedling, plant, flower, and other unique plant features Distribution map For grasses, a line drawing of the collar (where the leaf joins the stem), an important identifying characteristic Scientific names, common names, and local synonyms of common names Vegetative characteristics for seedlings and leaves Special identifying features, reproductive characteristics, and toxic propertiesStates covered (species distribution maps also show occurrences across the United States and Canada): Alabama Arkansas Florida Georgia Kentucky Louisiana Maryland Mississippi Missouri North Carolina Oklahoma South Carolina Tennessee Texas Virginia West Virginia

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Common Terminology
Keys to Plant Families
Plant Families: Nonflowering Plants pteridophytes
Equisetaceae (Horsetail)
Polypodiaceae (Fern)
Flowering Plants magnoliopsida--dicots
Aizoaceae (Fig-marigold)
Amaranthaceae (Pigweed)
Anacardiaceae (Cashew)
Apiaceae (Parsley)
Apocynaceae (Dogbane)
Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed)
Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Bignoniaceae (Bignonia)
Boraginaceae (Borage)
Brassicaceae (Mustard)
Cactaceae (Cactus)
Caesalpiniaceae (Caesalpinia)
Campanulaceae (Bellflower)
Cannabaceae (Hemp)
Capparaceae (Caper)
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle)
Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot)
Clusiaceae (St. Johnswort)
Convolvulaceae (Morningglory)
Cucurbitaceae (Cucumber)
Dipsacaceae (Teasel)
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge)
Fabaceae (Bean)
Geraniaceae (Geranium)
Lamiaceae (Mint)
Lythraceae (Loosestrife)
Malvaceae (Mallow)
Menispermaceae (Moonseed)
Mimosaceae (Mimosa)
Molluginaceae (Carpetweed)
Moraceae (Mulberry)
Nyctaginaceae (Four o'clock)
Onagraceae (Evening primrose)
Oxalidaceae (Wood sorrel)
Papaveraceae (Poppy)
Passifloraceae (Passionflower)
Pedaliaceae (Unicorn-plant)
Phytolaccaceae (Pokeweed)
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
Portulacaceae (Purslane)
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Rosaceae (Rose)
Rubiaceae (Madder)
Sapindaceae (Soapberry)
Saururaceae (Lizardtail)
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort)
Solanaceae (Nightshade)
Sterculiaceae (Cacao or Cocoa)
Valerianaceae (Valerian)
Verbenaceae (Vervain)
Violaceae (Violet)
Vitaceae (Grape)
Zygophyllaceae (Caltrop)
Liliopsida--monocots
Alismataceae (Water plantain)
Commelinaceae (Spiderwort)
Cyperaceae (Sedge)
Hydrocharitaceae (Frog's-bit)
Liliaceae (Lily)
Poaceae (Grass)
Pontederiaceae (Pickerel-weed)
Typhaceae (Cattail)
Glossary
Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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