Weeds and Wildflowers in Winter

Weeds and Wildflowers in Winter

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The help you need identifying the dormant but visible vestiges of spring and summer wildflowers and other plants. When it was first published, Roger Tory Peterson said of Weeds and Wildflowers in Winter (originally published as Wildflowers and Winter Weeds), qthis book will be a joy to those wood-walkers and strollers who have been puzzled by the skeletal remains of herbaceous plants that they see in winter.q And indeed, it has been in print for decades, helping both wood-walkers and botanists identify and better understand the weeds we see in winter. This charming guide identifies more than 135 common species of wildflowers and weeds found in the northeastern United States. Each plant is superbly illustrated with a full-page drawing accompanied by an elegant description of the plant's key characteristics. In addition, a step-by-step key to plant identifications and an illustrated glossary of common plant parts and botanical terms make this book an even more valuable resource. If you've ever wanted to know what those plants you see sticking up out the snow are, you'll appreciate this lovely, useful book.If you cut up the young shoots and cook them with sugar, they taste like rhubarb. ... The fruits usually do not stay long on the plant, but you might find some, and you will see that they are characteristically three-angled, with three wings.

Title:Weeds and Wildflowers in Winter
Author:Lauren Brown
Publisher:The Countryman Press - 2012-12-03


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