By Per Axel Rydberg
Rear disguise notes: "Not in basic terms the 1st however the definitive research of the plant life of the imperative Plains and Prairies of the us and adjoining components of Canada, this vintage of botany is the life's paintings of premier the United States botanist, Professor in step with Rydberg, who for greater than thirty years was once Curator of the Herbarium of the recent York Botanical backyard. This significant contribution is an encyclopedic selection of details on approximately each species of plant life, from fern upwards, that grows wild from Illinois west to Colorado and north to Montana and the southern sections of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. the most physique of the textual content is a species by means of species description - peak, trunk diameter, leaf and blade size, stem size and thickness, color, flower, stamen quantity, pistil quantity, sepal and petal form, fruit, habitat, season and well known in addition to Latin identify. awesome of their fullness and wealth of actual, particular element, those descriptions are supplemented via a precis of genera and species quantity according to relations, an in depth thesaurus of distinctive phrases, and a accomplished index of Latin names of genera and species with synonyms, universal or English names and the Latin kin names. One species consistent with genus is illustrated. a very good handbook for the scholar of botany, a prepared technique of comparability and id for the botanist or skilled naturalist, this two-volume set is very beneficial and sometimes quintessential. Its thoroughness, accuracy, and in-depth element make it a permanent reference for the botanical or nature library." Unabridged and corrected republication of the unique (1932) variation, Preface by means of Marshall A. Howe. desk of Abbreviations. six hundred line drawings. precis, word list, and Index. quantity (of Two). 466 pages.
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