This title offers quick help for identifying and managing problem
plants. 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 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 indexes 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; and special identifying characteristics, reproductive
characteristics, and toxic properties. The States covered (species
distribution maps also show occurrences across the United States
and Canada) include: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina,
Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and, West
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