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Grasses of the Texas Hill Country

A Field Guide

Brian Loflin and Shirley Loflin

Publication Year: 2006

This photographic guide to grasses gives all who have been frustrated trying to identify these difficult plants an easy-to-use, visually precise, and information-packed field guide to seventy-seven native and introduced species that grow in the Texas Hill Country and beyond. With a blade of grass in hand, open this book and find: Handy thumb guides to seedhead type, the most visible distinguishing characteristic to begin identification. Color photographs of stands of grasses and detailed close-ups. Concise information about economic uses, habitat, range, and flowering season. Quick-reference icons for native status, toxicity, growing season, and grazing response

Published by: Texas A&M University Press

Cover Page

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p. 1-1

Title Page

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. vii-9

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Preface

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pp. ix-x

As this work started, and at many times along the roads of Texas, people asked us why we would ever want to produce a book on grass. After the humor subsided, we told them of the abundance, variety, and importance of the many grass species of Texas. We told...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-15

A three-year undertaking of this magnitude cannot be completed alone. There is a vast wealth of information, plant material, inspiration, and plain old-fashioned perspiration in the Texas sun, combined with a lot of moral support, that has become the underpinning of the successful completion of this work, for which...

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Introduction

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pp. 3-18

The study area of this book encompasses a large portion of nineteen west central Texas counties popularly known as the “Texas Hill Country.” This region encompasses some 24 million acres geographically situated around the Edwards Plateau. This unique and well-defined region...

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Species Accounts of the Grasses

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pp. 19-180

...Canada wildrye is a native, 36- to 59- inch-tall perennial, cool season, dark green, tufted bunchgrass with fairly wide blades. It produces fi ne-awned seedhead spikes resembling wheat or barley that droop or nod when mature. Spikelets a...

Glossary

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pp. 181-186

Bibliography

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pp. 187-188

Index

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pp. 189-195


E-ISBN-13: 9781623490546
E-ISBN-10: 1623490545
Print-ISBN-13: 9781585444670

Page Count: 208
Illustrations: 170 color photos., 1 b&w photo., 7 line art., 23 illus., 2 color maps.
Publication Year: 2006

Series Title: Louise Lindsey Merrick Natural Environment Series