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by Dean M. Roosa,Sylvan T. Runkel

eBook Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest (Bur Oak Guide) ePub
Author: Dean M. Roosa,Sylvan T. Runkel
Language: English
ISBN: 1587297965
ISBN13: 978-1587297960
Publisher: University Of Iowa Press; 2 edition (June 1, 2009)
Pages: 280
Category: Biological Sciences
Subcategory: Science
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 947
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ePub file: 1502 kb
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Sylvan Runkel (1906–1995) is the coauthor of five books about midwestern wildflowers, including Wildflowers of the Iowa Woodlands and Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands.

Sylvan Runkel (1906–1995) is the coauthor of five books about midwestern wildflowers, including Wildflowers of the Iowa Woodlands and Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands. A vigorous promoter of conservation for many years, he was honored by the dedication of the Sylvan Runkel State Preserve in 1996. Conservationist Dean Roosa has served as Iowa’s state ecologist, board member for the Iowa Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and the Natural Areas Association, chair of the Iowa Natural History Association, and president of the Iowa Ornithologists' Union.

Sylvan Runkel (1906–1995) is the coauthor of five books about midwestern wildflowers, including Wildflowers of the Iowa Woodlands and Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands. Conservationist Dean Roosa has served as Iowa’s state ecologist, board member for the Iowa Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and the Natural Areas Association, chair of the Iowa Natural History Association, and president of the Iowa Ornithologists' Union.

Field, Identification Guide. Series: Bur Oak Guides . By: Sylvan T Runkel(Author), Dean M Roosa(Author), Thomas Rosburg(Illustrator), John Madson(Foreword By). 283 pages, 131 colour photos. Publisher: University of Iowa Press. Originally published in 1989, Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie introduced many naturalists to the beauty and diversity of the native plants of the huge grasslands that once stretched from Manitoba to Texas. Sylvan Runkel (1906-1995) is the coauthor of five books about midwestern wildflowers, including Wildflowers of the Iowa Woodlands and Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands.

Tallgrass prairie is a bittersweet thing.

Photographs by Thomas Rosburg. Foreword by John Madson. Series: Bur Oak Guide. Published by: University of Iowa Press. Book Description: This classic of midwestern natural history is back in print with a new format and new photographs. Originally published in 1989,Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairieintroduced many naturalists to the beauty and diversity of the native plants of the huge grasslands that once stretched from Manitoba to Texas. Tallgrass prairie is a bittersweet thing.

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This book is designed to help the interested amateur become better acquainted with the more common prairie plants; it describes mainly the wildflowers that are found on the remnant prairies of the Upper Midwest. Online Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Apple Books Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Alibris Indigo Better World Books IndieBound.

I bought this book because I was working in an Iowa prairie and wanted a good guide to the wildflowers. This is it! Large color photos are arranged by general blooming time/season. The text gives information about the plant, habitats, seasons, as well as some interesting folklore or other uses of the plant. This book certainly doesn't contain all flowering plants of the prairie, but it's a great start and a handy reference, especially for cross-referencing. Full-color photos are good, often showing both flowers and leaves.

Originally published in 1989, Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie introduced many naturalists to the beauty and .

Originally published in 1989, Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie introduced many naturalists to the beauty and diversity of the native plants of the huge grasslands that once stretched from Manitoba to Texas. Now redesigned with updated names and all-new photographs, this reliable field companion will introduce tallgrass prairie wildflowers to a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts in the Upper Midwest.

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Tane
Sylvan Runkel and Dean Roosa have given us a beautiful book on the wildflowers of the upper Midwest Tall Grass Prairie. The pictures of the flowers are beautiful and well done. They have been entirely replaced from the first edition, which I have not seen. This is an University of Iowa publication and as such centers on Iowa to a certain degree.

The plants are well described, and their habitats explained. Some Native American uses of the plants are given. The botanical information is fairly complete, but not overly technical. In many cases name derivation is also given.

One needs to note that the flowers are organized in their order of blooming through the seasons - Not by color, genus, or standard botanical order. Otherwise, as noted by a previous reviewer, the sequencing of the flowers would be a complete mystery as this is an unusual organization scheme.

This is a beautiful and useful book for anyone interested in the flowers of the Tall Grass Prairie. It is a sad comment on modern farming that we are losing both our flora and or fauna due to ditch to ditch farming technics and the removal of weedy side areas by fields and the indiscriminate spraying for noxious specious.

I would caution, as in any highly selected listing of flowers and plants that to take the identification down to specie, one should consult more complete and technical works such as Kaul's "Flora of Nebraska," or the "Flora of the Great Plains" and its companion Atlas of the Flora of the Great Plains" or "Gray's Manual of Botany," or Britton and Brown's "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada" for accurate identification, as there are in many cases similar species found in the area.
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This book has fantastic photos and good information. I found it to not be as useful as I'd hoped though in identifying wild flowers on my hikes. Apparently I needed more info on weeds and tall grasses. Not a bad book at all, just not quite the right book for the plants I was looking for.
Mustard Forgotten
It has gorgeous pictures. The text is informative and very interesting. However, the organising principle is a mystery. I find it hard to look anything up in it. The index is helpful only if you know what something is called already.
Akisame
very good book. cover most plants in midwest
Zbr
Very, complete study with beautiful photos
OCARO
Very informative resource in learning about the plants. Purchased my own copy because of borrowing the library's copy repeatedly!
dermeco
I just love this book and would recommend it without hesitation. I find myself referring to it again and again. Anyone who loves the wildflowers of the prairie is sure to enjoy the in-depth information it contains.
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