Cover

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Frontmatter

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Title Page

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Copyright Page

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Table of Contents

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pp. vii-xiii

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Acknowledgments

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p. xv

The authors wish to acknowledge Kathie J. Diller, Charles H. Butterfield, and Lori M. Landholt for their contributions to earlier editions of this book. Angie Fox, Kelly L. Rhodes Hays, Bellamy Parks Jansen, and Debra Meier prepared the illustrations. Kathleen Lonergan-Orr and Neal M. Bryan prepared the maps....

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Introduction

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pp. 1-3

A comprehensive reference containing the important characteristics of the most important wildland plants of North America is critical for ecologists, range managers, land managers, and other natural resource professionals. In addition, university students and range plant identification teams needed a single, primary resource for learning about important wildland plant species. North American Range Plants was developed to meet these needs...

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Wildland Plants

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pp. 5-28

Most wildland plant species are classified as annuals or perennials. Annuals complete their life cycle in one growing season, while perennials generally live three or more years. Herbaceous perennials have aerial stems that die back to the soil level each year while the underground parts remain alive. Perennial grasses, grass-like plants, and forbs are in this category. Woody perennials have aerial stems that remain alive throughout the year,...

Grasses

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pp. 29-205

Grass-like Plants

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pp. 207-219

Forbs and Woody Plants

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pp. 221-433

Glossary

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pp. 435-459

Authorities

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pp. 461-467

Selected References

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pp. 469-481

Index

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pp. 483-496