Cover

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pp. 1-2

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. iii-iv

Contents

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pp. v-v

Preface

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pp. vii-viii

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1. Introduction to the Woody Flora

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pp. 1-8

A book on the native woody plants of Utah could vary in length, depending on how one defines the term “woody.” For the purpose of this book, we define woody plants as those retaining woody tissue above=ground season after season. This definition includes taxa described as ...

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2. Major Utah Plant Communities

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pp. 9-26

Professionals and interested naturalists are usually introduced to the plant life of a region via a list of species known to occur in the area. Such species lists are technically known as floras. Floras are of unquestionable value to those interested in regional ecosystems, but they are of limited ...

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3. Key to Woody Plants of Utah

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pp. 27-104

Using a dichotomous key requires choosing between a series of two contrasting statements that lead to a tentative identification of a plant, much like a game of 20 questions that allows you to find an answer through the process of elimination. The following set of keys is based primarily ...

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4. Gymnosperm Descriptions

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pp. 105-123

The term “gymnosperm” is derived from two Greek words, gymnos, meaning “naked,” and sperma, meaning “seed.” It commonly refers to vascular plants with naked seeds. These plants have no flowers, the seeds are not enclosed in a fruit, and the pollen is airborne. Gymnosperms ...

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5. Angiosperm Descriptions

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pp. 124-453

The term angiosperm commonly refers to the “flowering plants.” These vascular plants produce flowers with seeds that are enclosed and protected within a fruit (the ripened ovary of a flower). The flowers of this group are modified to disperse their pollen by wind, water, or animals. The ...

Glossary

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pp. 454-468

Appendix

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pp. 469-496

References

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pp. 497-500

Authors

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pp. 501-502

Index

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pp. 503-513

Back Cover

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pp. 526-526