Weeds of the Northeast

Weeds of the Northeast Author Richard Hart Uva
ISBN-10 0801483344
Release 1997
Pages 397
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Here, at last, is a lavishly illustrated manual for ready identification of 299 common and economically important weeds in the region south to Virginia, north to Maine and southern Canada, and west to Wisconsin. Based on vegetative rather than floral characteristics, this practical guide gives anyone who works with plants the ability to identify weeds before they flower.*A dichotomous key to all the species described in the book is designed to narrow the choices to a few possible species. Identification can then be confirmed by reading the descriptions of the species and comparing a specimen with the drawings and photographs.*A fold-out grass identification table provides diagnostic information for weedy grasses in an easy-to-use tabular key.*Specimens with unusual vegetative characteristics, such as thorns, square stems, whorled leaves, or milky sap, can be rapidly identified using the shortcut identification table. The first comprehensive weed identification manual available for the Northeast, this book will facilitate appropriate weed management strategy in any horticultural or agronomic cropping system and will also serve home gardeners and landscape managers, as well as pest management specialists and allergists.



Weeds of the Northeast

Weeds of the Northeast Author Richard Hart Uva
ISBN-10 0801433916
Release 1997
Pages 397
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Here, at last, is a lavishly illustrated manual for ready identification of 299 common and economically important weeds in the region south to Virginia, north to Maine and southern Canada, and west to Wisconsin. Based on vegetative rather than floral characteristics, this practical guide gives anyone who works with plants the ability to identify weeds before they flower.*A dichotomous key to all the species described in the book is designed to narrow the choices to a few possible species. Identification can then be confirmed by reading the descriptions of the species and comparing a specimen with the drawings and photographs.*A fold-out grass identification table provides diagnostic information for weedy grasses in an easy-to-use tabular key.*Specimens with unusual vegetative characteristics, such as thorns, square stems, whorled leaves, or milky sap, can be rapidly identified using the shortcut identification table. The first comprehensive weed identification manual available for the Northeast, this book will facilitate appropriate weed management strategy in any horticultural or agronomic cropping system and will also serve home gardeners and landscape managers, as well as pest management specialists and allergists.



Common Weeds of the United States

Common Weeds of the United States Author United States. Agricultural Research Service
ISBN-10 9780486205045
Release 1970
Pages 463
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Provides drawings and descriptions of two hundred and twenty-four types of weed while providing maps of their distribution throughout the U.S



Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast

Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast Author Peter Del Tredici
ISBN-10 0801474582
Release 2010
Pages 374
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Identifies a variety of wild plants that inhabit the urban areas in the northeastern United States.



Color Atlas of Turfgrass Weeds

Color Atlas of Turfgrass Weeds Author L. B. McCarty
ISBN-10 1575041421
Release 2001-01-15
Pages 269
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Weeds can cause many problems in turf situations. One of most undesirable characteristics of weed infestation is the disruption of turf uniformityso vital to the golf, sports field, and managed landscape industry. Weed clumps, color variation, and patches can drive turf managers crazy, and have a pronounced effect on the perceived quality of the maintenance program. Very often, weeds are the results of weakened turf and specific spoil problemsthe Color Atlas of Turfgrass Weeds explains why, and helps you problem–solve for effective management. Color Atlas of Turfgrass Weeds by L.B. McCarty, J.W. Everest, D.W. Hall, T.R. Murphy, and F. Yelverton is a volume in the series: Turfgrass Science and Practice, James B Beard, Editor



Weeds of North America

Weeds of North America Author Richard Dickinson
ISBN-10 9780226076584
Release 2014-09-08
Pages 656
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“What is a weed,” opined Emerson, “but a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered?” While that may be a worthy notion in theory, these plants of undiscovered virtue cause endless hours of toil for backyard gardeners. Wherever they take root, weeds compete for resources, and most often win. They also wreak havoc on industry—from agriculture to golf courses to civic landscape projects, vast amounts of money are spent to eradicate these virile and versatile invaders. With so much at stake, reliable information on weeds and their characteristics is crucial. Richard Dickinson and France Royer shed light on this complex world with Weeds of North America, the essential reference for all who wish to understand the science of the all-powerful weed. Encyclopedic in scope, the book is the first to cover North American weeds at every stage of growth. The book is organized by plant family, and more than five hundred species are featured. Each receives a two-page spread with images and text identification keys. Species are arranged within family alphabetically by scientific name, and entries include vital information on seed viability and germination requirements. Whether you believe, like Donald Culross Peattie, that “a weed is a plant out of place,” or align with Elizabeth Wheeler Wilcox’s “weeds are but unloved flowers,” Dickinson and Royer provide much-needed background on these intrusive organisms. In the battle with weeds, knowledge truly is power. Weeds of North America is the perfect tool for gardeners, as well as anyone working in the business of weed ecology and control.



The Book of Field and Roadside

The Book of Field and Roadside Author John Andrew Eastman
ISBN-10 0811726258
Release 2003
Pages 336
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Provides accounts of eighty-five genera of wildflowers, weeds, and trees commonly found in open country settings, meadows, and regenerating fields, and along roads and trails,each with a listing of other names and close relatives, as well as discussion of lifestyle, associates, and lore.



Weeds of the Midwestern United States and Central Canada

Weeds of the Midwestern United States and Central Canada Author Charles T. Bryson
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105215388047
Release 2010
Pages 427
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Weeds threaten the safe, efficient, and sustainable production of food, feed, fiber, and biofuel throughout the world. Featuring more than fourteen hundred full-color photographs, this handy guide provides essential information on more than 350 of the most troublesome weedy and invasive plants found in the midwestern United States and central Canada. Drawing on the expertise of more than forty weed scientists and botanists, the guide identifies each plant at various stages of its life and offers useful details about its origin, habitat, morphology, biology, distribution, and toxic properties. The book also includes illustrations of the most common characteristics of plants and terms used to describe them, a key to plant families included in the book, a glossary of frequently used terms, a bibliography, and indexes of scientific and common plant names. This is an essential guide for agronomists, crop and soil scientists, horticulturists, botanists, Cooperative Extension Service agents, farmers, gardeners, students in agriculture and biology, lawn care professionals, green industry professionals, nursery owners, government quarantine workers, and land preservationists. Each species account includes: Up to four full-color photographs showing seed, seedling, plant, flower, and other unique plant features Distribution map For grasses, a line drawing of the collar, where the leaf joins the stem, an important identifying characteristic Scientific names, common names, and local synonyms of common names Vegetative characteristics for seedlings and leaves Special identifying characteristics Reproductive characteristics Toxic properties States and provinces covered: Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas (northeastern) Kentucky (northern) Manitoba (southern half) Michigan Minnesota Missouri (upper half) Nebraska (eastern) North Dakota Ohio Ontario (southern half) Quebec (southwestern corner) Saskatchewan (southeastern) South Dakota (eastern half) Wisconsin



Handbook of Edible Weeds

Handbook of Edible Weeds Author James A. Duke
ISBN-10 0849329469
Release 2000-11-10
Pages 256
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Handbook of Edible Weeds contains detailed descriptions and illustrations of 100 edible weeds, representing 100 genera of higher plant species. Some of the species are strictly American, but many are cosmopolitan weeds. Each account includes common names recognized by the Weed Science Society of America, standard Latin scientific names, uses, and distribution (geographic and ecological). Cautionary notes are included regarding the potential allergenic or other harmful properties of many of the weeds.



The Book of Weeds

The Book of Weeds Author Kenneth Thompson
ISBN-10 9781405342988
Release 2009-04-01
Pages 192
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Weeds are plants growing in the wrong place. Here’s how to recognize, prevent, eradicate – or learn to live with – your unwelcome guests. Get to the root of any weed problem with Ken Thompson. With his blend of witty, down-to-earth advice and solid scientific practice, Ken explains how weeds populate your pots, paving, beds and borders and shows how to prevent them taking over – or opt for complete eradication. A “rogue’s gallery” helps you separate the true thugs from the more benign pests, and reveals how to integrate some weeds into a garden ecosystem. With eco-friendly solutions for environmentally responsible gardeners, this is the practical and achievable guide to winning the war against weeds.



All About Weeds

All About Weeds Author Edwin R. Spencer
ISBN-10 9780486144429
Release 2013-07-24
Pages 333
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DIVFor 102 of most common U.S. weeds: common and scientific names; delightful, detailed descriptions; multiple identification keys. 102 illus. /div



Fundamentals of Weed Science

Fundamentals of Weed Science Author Robert L Zimdahl
ISBN-10 9780123978189
Release 2013-08-09
Pages 664
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This book addresses herbicides and their use as an important aspect of modern weed management and strives to place them in an ecological framework. Many weed scientists believe agriculture is a continuing struggle with weeds--without good weed control, good and profitable agriculture is impossible. Each agricultural discipline sees itself as central to agriculture's success and continued progress, and weed science is no exception. While not denying the importance of weed management to successful agriculture, this book places it in a larger ecological context. The roles of culture, economics, and politics in weed management are also discussed, enabling scientists and students to understand the larger effects on society. Information on New herbicides included, along with the old herbicides that are important for understanding the history New section on weed resistance to herbicides and genetic engineering New information on invasive plants Expanded chapters on Biological Control, Pesticide Legislation and Regulation, Weed Management Systems, and more Instructor resources can be found at http://textbooks.elsevier.com/web/Login.aspx, and it is password protected. Please contact your sales representative at [email protected] for access to the instructor resources. The insturctor site consists of chapter questions, essay questions, an exam and images from the book



The Wild Wisdom of Weeds

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds Author Katrina Blair
ISBN-10 9781603585170
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 384
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The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit. More than just a field guide to wild edibles, it is a global plan for human survival. When Katrina Blair was eleven she had a life-changing experience where wild plants spoke to her, beckoning her to become a champion of their cause. Since then she has spent months on end taking walkabouts in the wild, eating nothing but what she forages, and has become a wild-foods advocate, community activist, gardener, and chef, teaching and presenting internationally about foraging and the healthful lifestyle it promotes. Katrina Blair’s philosophy in The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is sobering, realistic, and ultimately optimistic. If we can open our eyes to see the wisdom found in these weeds right under our noses, instead of trying to eradicate an “invasive,” we will achieve true food security. The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is about healing ourselves both in body and in spirit, in an age where technology, commodity agriculture, and processed foods dictate the terms of our intelligence. But if we can become familiar with these thirteen edible survival weeds found all over the world, we will never go hungry, and we will become closer to our own wild human instincts—all the while enjoying the freshest, wildest, and most nutritious food there is. For free! The thirteen plants found growing in every region across the world are: dandelion, mallow, purslane, plantain, thistle, amaranth, dock, mustard, grass, chickweed, clover, lambsquarter, and knotweed. These special plants contribute to the regeneration of the earth while supporting the survival of our human species; they grow everywhere where human civilization exists, from the hottest deserts to the Arctic Circle, following the path of human disturbance. Indeed, the more humans disturb the earth and put our food supply at risk, the more these thirteen plants proliferate. It’s a survival plan for the ages. Including over one hundred unique recipes, Katrina Blair’s book teaches us how to prepare these wild plants from root to seed in soups, salads, slaws, crackers, pestos, seed breads, and seed butters; cereals, green powders, sauerkrauts, smoothies, and milks; first-aid concoctions such as tinctures, teas, salves, and soothers; self-care/beauty products including shampoo, mouthwash, toothpaste (and brush), face masks; and a lot more. Whether readers are based at home or traveling, this book aims to empower individuals to maintain a state of optimal health with minimal cost and effort.



Weeds and What They Tell Us

Weeds and What They Tell Us Author Ehrenfried E. Pfeiffer
ISBN-10 9781782503392
Release 2016-09-15
Pages 80
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This wonderful little book covers everything you need to know about the types of plants known as weeds. Ehrenfried Pfeiffer discusses the different varieties of weeds, how they grow and what they can tell us about soil health. The process of combatting weeds is discussed in principle as well as in practice, so that it can be applied to any situation. First written in the 1950s, this is still one of the best overviews of the subject available.



Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast

Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast Author Carol Gracie
ISBN-10 9780691144665
Release 2012-03-12
Pages 272
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Presents a detailed description of more than thirty-five wildflower species of the Northeast, describing their colors, habitats, range, pollination, history, cultural lore, medicinal uses, and literary and artistic references.



Native Plants of the Northeast

Native Plants of the Northeast Author Donald Joseph Leopold
ISBN-10 0881926736
Release 2005
Pages 308
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Includes nearly 700 species of native trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses, and wildflowers from the northeastern quarter of the U. S. and all of eastern Canada. Discusses restoration of native plant habitats and offers practical advice on cultivation and propagation in addition to descriptions, ranges, and hardiness information. An appendix recommends particular plants for difficult situations and for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife. Original.



Weeds

Weeds Author Richard Mabey
ISBN-10 9780062065476
Release 2011-06-28
Pages 336
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“[A] witty and beguiling meditation on weeds and their wily ways….You will never look at a weed, or flourish a garden fork, in the same way again.” —Richard Holmes, author of The Age of Wonder “In this fascinating, richly detailed book, Richard Mabey gives weeds their full due.” —Carl Zimmer, author of Evolution Richard Mabey, Great Britain’s Britain’s “greatest living nature writer” (London Times), has written a stirring and passionate defense of nature’s most unloved plants. Weeds is a fascinating, eye-opening, and vastly entertaining appreciation of the natural world’s unappreciated wildflowers that will appeal to fans of David Attenborough, Robert Sullivan’s Rats, Amy Stewart’s Wicked Plants, and to armchair gardeners, horticulturists, green-thumbs, all those who stop to smell the flowers.