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Containing thousands of entries of both vernacular and scientific names of Great Plains plants, the literature that informs this exhaustive listing spans nearly 300 years. Author Elaine Nowick has drawn from sources as diverse as Linnaeus, Lewis and Clark, and local university extension publications to compile the gamut of practical, and often fanciful, common plant names used over the years. Each common name is accompanied by a definitive scientific name with references and authority information. Interspersed with scientifically-correct botanical line drawings, the entries are written in standard ICBN format, making this a useful volume for scholars as well as lay enthusiasts alike.

Volume 2 indexes the scientific names of those species, followed by listings of all the common names applied to them. Both volumes refer the common and scientific names back to a list of 190 pertinent authoritative sources.

ISBN

978-1-60962-061-5

Publication Date

3-12-2015

Publisher

Zea Books

City

Lincoln, NE

Keywords

botany, horticulture, plants, herbaria, nomenclature

Disciplines

Agronomy and Crop Sciences | Biodiversity | Botany | Desert Ecology | Environmental Sciences | Forest Biology | Fruit Science | Horticulture | Natural Resources and Conservation | Other Plant Sciences | Physical and Environmental Geography | Plant Sciences | Weed Science

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Copyright © 2015 Elaine Nowick.