Weeds of the Northeast

Weeds of the Northeast Author Richard H. Uva
ISBN-10 0801483344
ISBN-13 9780801483349
Year 1997-05-15
Pages 408
Language English
Publisher Comstock Publishing
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Here at last is a lavishly illustrated manual for ready identification of 299 common and economically important weeds in the region south to Virginia north to Maine and southern Canada and west to Wisconsin Based on vegetative rather than floral characteristics this practical guide gives anyone who works with plants the ability to identify weeds before they flower A dichotomous key to all the species described in the book is designed to narrow the choices to a few possible species Identification can then be confirmed by reading the descriptions of the species and comparing a specimen with the drawings and photographs A fold out grass identification table provides diagnostic information for weedy grasses in an easy to use tabular key Specimens with unusual vegetative characteristics such as thorns square stems whorled leaves or milky sap can be rapidly identified using the shortcut identification table The first comprehensive weed identification manual available for the Northeast this book will facilitate appropriate weed management strategy in any horticultural or agronomic cropping system and will also serve home gardeners and landscape managers as well as pest management specialists and allergists

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