Cover

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Title Page, Copyright Page

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Contents

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p. vii

List of Illustrations

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pp. ix-xv

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Preface to the Second Edition

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p. xvii

Since the publication of the first edition of Grasses: Bromus to Paspalum in 1972, twenty-two additional taxa of grasses have been discovered in Illinois that are properly placed in this volume. In addition, numerous nomenclatural changes...

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Preface

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p. xix

The grasses of Illinois will appear in two volumes of The Illustrated Flora of Illinois series. It follows publication of the ferns of Illinois and two volumes on monocotyledonous plants of Illinois. The series grew out...

County Map of Illinois

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Introduction

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pp. 1-21

The nomenclature for species followed in this volume is based largely on that of Hitchcock (1950) in the Manual of the Grasses of the United States, except where recent monographs and revisions are available. The division...

Illustrated Key to the GENERA of Grasses in Illinois

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pp. 22-49

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Descriptions and Illustrations

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pp. 50-314

Annual or perennial herbs (woody in the Bambuseae); culms cylindrical, with usually hollow internodes and closed nodes; leaves alternate, 2-ranked; sheaths usually free; ligule mostly present; inflorescence composed...

Appendix: Additions and Changes to the First Edition

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pp. 315-382

Summary of the Taxa of Grasses in Illinois

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pp. 383-384

Species Excluded

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pp. 385-388

Glossary

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pp. 389-392

Literature Cited

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pp. 393-398

Index of Plant Names

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pp. 399-404

Author Biography

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p. 404

Back Cover

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