Cover

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Title Page, Copyright Page

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Contents

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List of Illustrations

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p. ix

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Preface

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p. xiii

The concept of the Illustrated Flora of Illinois is to produce a multivolumed flora of the plants of the state of Illinois, which will include algae, fungi, mosses, liverworts, lichens, ferns, and seed plants. For each kind of plant known to occur in Illinois, complete descriptions, illustrations showing diagnostic features, distribution maps, and ecological notes will be provided. Keys to aid...

County Map of Illinois

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p. 1

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Introduction

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pp. 3-5

Flowering plants that form two “seed leaves,” or cotyledons, when the seed germinates are called dicotyledons, or dicots. These far exceed the number of species of monocots, or flowering plants that produce a single “seed leaf” upon germination. This is the seventh volume of the Illustrated Flora of Illinois to be devoted to the dicots of Illinois...

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Descriptions and Illustrations

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pp. 7-255

All of the families in this order except the Cactaceae were included in Engler’s Order Centrospermae (1897), while Bessey’s system of classification (1915) included them in the Caryophyllales. The major characteristics of the order are the usually coiled or curved embryo and usually unilocular ovary. Wettstein’s classification (1935) was the first major one to include the Cactaceae...

Summary of the Taxa Treated in This Volume

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p. 259

Excluded Species

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p. 261

Additional Taxon

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p. 263

Glossary

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pp. 265-268

Literature Cited

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pp. 269-271

Index of Plant Names

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pp. 273-277

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Author Biography

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p. 278

Robert H. Mohlenbrock taught botany at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for thirty-four years, obtaining the title of Distinguished Professor. After his retirement in 1990, he joined Biotic Consultants as a senior scientist teaching wetland identification classes in twenty-six states to date. Mohlenbrock has been named SIU Outstanding Scholar and has received the SIU Alumnus...