This book encourages the layperson to learn more about their life zone and serves as a field guide to better appreciate the ecology, evolution, and geography of Colorado vegetation. More comprehensive than the first, this is a must for anyone interested in the diverse vegetation in Colorado.
This guide is designed to assist those who want to become familiar with many of the trees, shrubs, and woody vines of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and plains.
Meet the Natives
Author: M. Walter Pesman, Dan Johnson
The state flower, the Rocky Mountain Columbine, is one of thousands of species of plants growing in the diverse ecosystems found throughout Colorado. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers and also includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.
Designed for use by both interested laypersons and plant scientists, this book includes illustrations, descriptions, distribution maps and dichotomous keys to more than 430 native, naturalized, and cultivated trees, shrubs, and woody vines that are known to occur in New Mexico. A pictorial glossary provides much of the elementary information required to make the decisions necessary to reach the species under consideration.
We've selected the best varieties of perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, vines, climbers, roses, bulbs and herbs for the varied growing conditions of Colorado. Gardeners can take the guesswork out of their next trip to the greenhouse or garden center with
Rocky Mountain Tree Finder
Author: Tom Watts, Bridget Watts
Publisher: Nature Study Guild Publishers
Learn to identify native trees by their leaves and needles in the Rocky Mountain region. Like other pocket guides from Nature Study Guild Publishers' Finder series, this book is organized as a dichotomous key. The key leads you step-by-step through a series of simple questions to arrive at the name of the tree. Area covered extends across the mountain West, from the Canadian Rockies on the north to the mountains of New Mexico and Arizona on the south, and across the Rockies and Great Basin, from the Black Hills on the east, to the eastern slopes of the Cascades on the west. New in the 2008 second edition: Scientific names updated. Range maps extended to include the Canadian Rockies. Metric measurements added.
Author: William A. Weber, Ronald C. Wittmann
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope describes the remarkable flora of the state, distinctive in its altitudinal range, numerous microhabitats, and ancient and rare plants. Together with Colorado Flora: Western Slope, Fourth Edition, these volumes are designed to educate local amateurs and professionals in the recognition of vascular plant species and encourage informed stewardship of our biological heritage. These thoroughly revised and updated editions reflect current taxonomic knowledge. The authors describe botanical features of this unparalleled biohistorical region and its mountain ranges, basins, and plains and discuss plant geography, giving detailed notes on habitat, ecology, and range. The keys recount interesting anecdotes and introductions for each plant family. The book is rounded out with historical background of botanical work in the state, suggested readings, glossary, index to scientific and common names, references, and hundreds of illustrations. The books also contain a new contribution from Donald R. Farrar and Steve J. Popovich on moonworts. The fourth editions of Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope and Colorado Flora: Western Slope are ideal for both student and scientist and essential for readers interested in Colorado's plant life.
All the wild trees, shrubs, and woody vines in the area north to Newfoundland, south to North Carolina and Tennessee, and west to the Dakotas and Kansas are described in detail. Accounts of 646 species include shape and arrangement of leaves, height, color, bark texture, flowering season, and fruit. Clear, accurate drawings illustrate leaves, flowers, buds, tree silhouettes, and other characteristics.
Author: Connie Lockhart Ellefson, David Winger
Publisher: Westcliffe Pub
With lavish full-color photography, wide-ranging advice, and comprehensive charts, water-wise experts showcase the Xeriscape principles that will let you enhance your property with less work and less water.Xeriscape Colorado's remarkable before-and-after illustrations help you visualize solutions to your own home-landscape challenges.
An all-season guide includes descriptions of more than 1,000 of the best plants, accompanied by nearly 700 full-color photographs and illustrations. Original.
Woody Plants of Utah
Author: Renee Van Buren, Janet G. Cooper, Leila M. Shultz, Kimball T. Harper
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
A comprehensive guide that includes a vast range of species and plant communities and employs thorough, original keys. Based primarily on vegetative characteristics, the keys don't require that flowers or other reproductive features be present, like many plant guides. And this guide's attention to woody plants as a whole allows one to identify a much greater variety of plants. That especially suits an arid region such as Utah with less diverse native trees. Woody plants are those that have stems that persist above ground even through seasons that don't favor growth, due to low precipitation or temperatures. Woody Plants of Utah employs dichotomous identification keys that are comparable to a game of twenty questions. They work through a process of elimination by choosing sequential alternatives. Detailed, illustrated plant descriptions complement the keys and provide additional botanical and environmental information in relation to a useful introductory categorization of Utah plant communities. Supplementary tools include photos, distribution maps, and an illustrated glossary.
This bestselling encyclopedia, illustrated with brilliant photographs, describes the best woody plants adapted to cooler climates, showing both habit and details of more than 500 species, and including some 700 additional cultivars and varieties. Brief cultural information is supplied for each plant, as well as Dirr's perceptive comments and opinions.
Identifies the different types of plant and animal life in this region, and offers an overview of its natural history