Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedicaiton

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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p. vii

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Acknowledgments

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p. ix

Many others gave essential helping hands along the way. Family, friends, and acquaintances listened to me talk endlessly about woody plants and land stewardship, made comments, and gave advice. Bill Ward taught me Texas Hill Country geology. Rufus Stephens, Mark Peterson, Paula Witt, Chris and Dick Park, and my sister Peggy Sankey read parts of the manuscript and made...

Map of the Texas Hill Country

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p. 2

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Introduction to the Texas Hill Country

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pp. 3-66

The Texas Hill Country is a region of exceptional natural beauty. The landscape is well known for its rocky, limestone hills and steep ravines carved by sparkling, spring-fed streams. This rugged geology has nourished abundant, complex native plant communities that give the area its unique character cherished by settlers past and...

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Trees, Shrubs, and Vines of the Texas Hill Country

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pp. 67-201

The trees, shrubs, and vines of the Texas Hill Country fall into three classes of vascular plants: Pinopsida, Magnoliopsida, and Liliopsida, which are presented here in phylogenetic order, or in their scientific place on the evolutionary scale. Within these classes, the plants are arranged alphabetically by family, and those in the same family, alphabetically by...

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Plant Chart

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pp. 203-218

We preserve native plants for many different reasons. Many choose to use native plants in landscaping. Some of us wish to maintain native trees, shrubs, and vines in order to provide natural forage and cover for deer. Others have a special interest in birds or butterflies and want to exclude deer. Whatever the reason, we are wise to clarify priorities so we can make...

Resources

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pp. 219-243

Glossary

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pp. 245-247

References

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pp. 249-250

index

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pp. 251-259