An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada (Volume I)

By: Britton, Nathaniel Lord; Brown, Hon. Addison

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1970 reissue of 1913 original. Revised and enlarged edition. Ink name on page ridges, wrappers faintly toned, top page ridge faintly foxed. xxix, 680 pp. Volume I only. This monumental classic of botany remains unsurpassed as the most comprehensive and reliable work on the flora of the Northeastern United States and reliable parts of Canada. An encyclopedic collection of information, it illustrates and describes by botanists and growing wild from Virginia to the Northern reaches of Labrador, and as far West as Kansas and Manitoba. This second edition, materially revised and enlarged, covers 4666 species, identifying each species by its popular plant-names as well as by Latin nomenclature. The flora are systematically classified into two divisions or subkingdoms, Pteridophyta (ferns and fern-allies) and Spermatophyta (seed-bearing plants), and then into classes, orders, families, genera, species, and race. An eight-page analytical key helps the user locate any family of flora by its external characteristics (stamen, corolla, ovary, petals, etc.). The main body of the work is a species description (with an illustration of each species) of the flora — height, trunk diameter, coloration, leaf, flower, calyx, corolla, stamen, pistil, fruit, growth habits, fibro-vascular bundles, habitat, origin, season, and popular names. Extraordinary in their fullness and wealth of exact, specific detail, these descriptions are supplemented by a glossary of special terms, indexes of the genera in each volume, a general index of genera and species, and an English index including popular plant-names. Whether it is used as a student manual or as a ready means of comparison and identification of the plants that grow around us, this set will be found always useful and often indispensable. Students and teachers of botany, naturalists, conservationists, and nature lovers will use it as an unmatched lifetime reference source.

Title: An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada (Volume I)

Author: Britton, Nathaniel Lord; Brown, Hon. Addison

Categories: Gardening & Horticulture, Plants & Fungi,

Edition: Reissue

Publisher: Dover: 1970

ISBN Number: 0486226425

ISBN Number 13: 9780486226422

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2264674