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-xii

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Preface to the Second Edition

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pp. xiii-xiv

Since the publication of the first edition of Grasses: Panicum to Danthonia in 1973, twenty additional taxa of grasses have been discovered in Illinois that are properly...

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Preface

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p. xv

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 of...

County Map of Illinois

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p. xxiv

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Introduction

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pp. 1-14

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 of the grass family into subfamilies and tribes...

Illustrated Key to the GENERA of Grasses in Illinois

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pp. 15-41

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Descriptions and Illustrations

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pp. 42-358

Annual or perennial herbs (woody in the Bambusere); culms cylindrical, with usually hollow internodes and closed nodes; leaves alternate, z-ranked; sheaths usually free; ligule mostly present; inflorescence composed of (1-) several spikelets; spikelets 1- to several-flowered....

Appendix: Additions and Changes to the First Edition

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pp. 359-434

Summary of the Taxa of Grasses in Illinois

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pp. 435-436

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Species Excluded

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pp. 437-438

Aristida pallens Nutt. Mead's report (1846) of this species from Illinois is an error for A. oligantha. Arundinaria tecta (Walt.) Muhl. The several reports of this species from Illinois are misidentifications for A. gigantea. Cenchrus carolinianus...

Glossary

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pp. 439-442

Literature Cited

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pp. 443-448

Index of Plant Names

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pp. 449-455

Author Biography

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p. 456

Back Cover

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pp. 482-482