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Flowering Plants: Smartweeds to Hazelnuts

Robert M. Mohlenbrock and Paul M. Thomson Jr.

Publication Year: 2009

The Appendix in this second edition of Smartweeds to Hazelnuts holds fourteen new plant illustrations, new information on the descriptions and the geographical locations of plants in the first edition, and revised identification keys.

Published by: Southern Illinois University Press

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Copyright Page

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pp. ix-xii

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Preface to the Second Edition

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pp. xiii-

Since the publication of Smartweeds to Hazelnuts in 1987, twelve additional species and one hybrid of plants covered by this book have been discovered in Illinois. In addition, numerous nomenclatural changes have occurred for plants already known from the state, and a...

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pp. xv-

Several volumes in The Illustrated Flora of Illinois series will be devoted to dicotyledonous flowering plants; this volume is the fifth one. It follows publication of one on ferns, five on monocotyledonous plants, and four previous volumes on dicots...

Map of Illinois Counties

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Flowering plants that form two "seed leaves," or cotyledons, when the seed germinates are called dicotyledons, or dicots. These far exceed the number of species of monocots, or flowering plants that produce...

Descriptions and Illustrations

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pp. 5-210

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Polygonaceae—Smartweed Family

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pp. 5-105

The Chenopodiales are represented in Illinois by nine familiesPhytolaccaceae, Nyctaginaceae, Aizoaceae, Cactaceae, Portulacaceae, Chenopodiaceae, Amaranthaceae, Caryophyllaceae, and PoIygonaceae. Only the Polygonaceae are treated in this book; the others will be in subsequent...

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Hamamelidaceae—Witch Hazel Family

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pp. 106-108

The Hamamelidales in Illinois. consist of two families, the Hamamelidaceae and the Platanaceae. Most members of the order have highly reduced flowers, with many of them having the reduced flowers borne in unisexual spikes, known as catkins, or aments. The Hamamelidaceae are more primitive than the Platanaceae because some of them...

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Platanaceae—Sycamore Family

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pp. 109-113

Liquidambar styraciflua L. Sp. PI. 999. 1753. Figs. 55, 56. Tree to 35 m tall, with a trunk up to 1. 5 m in diameter, the branches forming a pyramidal crown; bark gray, becoming scaly; winter buds ovoid, up to 6 mm long, with many orange-brown scales; twigs reddish- brown at...

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Fagaceae—Beech Family

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pp. 114-179

The Fagales, as treated by Thorne (1968), consists of two families, the Fagaceae and the Betulaceae. This is a departure from the sys tem of Cronquist (1981), in which the Balanopaceae, a monotypic family known only from New Caledonia, is also included...

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Betulaceae—Birch Family

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pp. 180-200

The wood of overcup oak is hard, heavy, strong, and durable. It has been used in interior finishing, for cabinets, as fuel, and for Trees or shrubs; leaves alternate, simple, stipulate; flowers unisexual, the staminate usually in elongated, pendulous catkins, the pistillate pendulous or erect, short; sometimes woody; calyx in the ...

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Corylaceae—Hazelnut Family

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pp. 201-210

COMMON NAMES: Hazel Alder; Common Alder; Smooth Alder. HABITAT: Along rocky streams. RANGE: Nova Scotia to New York to Ohio to Missouri, south to Louisiana and Florida...

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Species Excluded

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pp. 211-214

Alnus incana (L.) Moench. This binomial belongs to the white alder, a European tree that sometimes is grown in Illinois as an or namental but which apparently has not escaped. Several Illinois botanists have used this binomial incorrectly for the native...

Appendix: Additions and Changes to the First Edition

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pp. 215-264

Summary of the Taxa Treated in This Volume

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pp. 265-266


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pp. 267-272

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Literature Cited

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pp. 273-274

Index of Plant Names

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pp. 275- 279

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Author Bio

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Robert H. Mohlenbrock taught botany at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for thirty-four years, obtaining the title of Distinguished Professor. Since his retirement in 1990, he has served as senior ...

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Back Cover

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E-ISBN-13: 9780809389964
E-ISBN-10: 0809389967
Print-ISBN-13: 9780809329267
Print-ISBN-10: 0809329263

Page Count: 304
Illustrations: 120 line drawings
Publication Year: 2009

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Subject Headings

  • Plants -- Illinois -- Identification.
  • Plants -- Illinois -- Pictorial works.
  • Dicotyledons -- Illinois -- Identification.
  • Phytogeography -- Illinois.
  • Botany -- Illinois.
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