Flora of North America: Volume 24: Magnoliophyta: Commelinidae (in part): Poaceae, part 1:North of Mexico

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Flora of North America brings together for the first time ever in a concise and easy to understand format information on all of the plants growing spontaneously in North America north of Mexico. Volume 24 of Flora North America is one of two volumes on grasses to be published in this series (Volume 25, though it follows sequentially, was published in 2003). Together they will provide a comprehensive, authoritative, illustrated account of this important group of plants. Most of the species treated are either native to North America north of Mexico or are introduced species that are now established in the region, but there are many that do not fit into these categories. Among the additional species are several that the USDA has identified as major weed threats; and others that are known only as cultivated plants, some being cultivated for their ornamental value, others as sources for human food or animal forage. For instance, volume 24 includes such ecologically important genera as Elymus (wheatgrasses), Poa (bluegrasses), and Festuca (fescues), economically important species such as Triticum (wheat), Hordeum (barley), Oryza (rice), and Zizania (wild rice), several ornamental species, including some bamboos, and noxious weeds such as Elymus repens (quackgrass), and Bromus tectorum (cheatgrass).
The volume includes identification keys, descriptions, line drawings, and ecological characteristics for each of the species; distribution maps for the native and established species; and a list of commonly encountered synonyms for the accepted names. The treatments, each of which has been extensively reviewed, are based on a combination of original observations and critical review of the literature.

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The Editorial Committee of the Flora of North America (FNA) is responsible for the authoritative, multivolume work describing the native plants of North America.

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Following the first two volumes (LJ 1/94), which covered background essays and ferns, Volume 3 of the Flora covers the magnolia and hamamelid families: 128 genera and 741 species of plants. The scope of the set now has expanded to 30 planned volumes, with Volumes 3-26 to cover angiosperms, 27-29 to cover bryophytes, and Volume 30 as an index/bibliography. Libraries wanting the most complete and up-to-date scientific overview of plant families in North America will buy the complete set. For those with a special interest in magnolias, witch hazels, and related species (laurels, peppers, buttercups, barberries, poppies, elms, walnuts, mulberries, myrtle, and more), Volume 3 can stand alone, with its own taxonomic keys, index, and bibliography. This is a scientific overview of the species, not a gardening guide; identification keys, a summary of growth habitats and characteristics, genetic analysis, economic uses, and conservation status are all presented. Taxa believed to have become extinct in the past 500 years are also included. There are also a few black-and-white illustrations. Further information about the Flora of North America Project is available at . Highly recommended for specialized botany and horticulture collections.?Laura E. Lipton, Miller Horticulture Lib., Univ. of Washington, Seattle
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