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Remarkable Plants of Texas
Uncommon Accounts of Our Common Natives by Matt Warn

Remarkable Plants of Texas

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With some 6,000 species of plants, Texas has extraordinary botanical wealth and diversity. Learning to identify plants is the first step in understanding their vital role in nature, and many field guides have been published for that purpose. But to fully appreciate how Texas's native plants have sustained people and animals from prehistoric times to the present, you need Remarkable Plants of Texas. In this intriguing book, Matt Warck Turner explores the little-kwn facts-be they archaeological, historical, material, medicinal, culinary, or cultural-behind our familiar botanical landscape. In sixty-five entries that cover over eighty of our most common native plants from trees, shrubs, and wildflowers to grasses, cacti, vines, and aquatics, he traces our vast array of connections with plants. Turner looks at how people have used plants for food, shelter, medicine, and ecomic subsistence; how plants have figured in the historical record and in Texas folklore; how plants urish wildlife; and how some plants have unusual ecological or biological characteristics. Illustrated with over one hundred color photos and organized for easy reference, Remarkable Plants of Texas can function as a guide to individual species as well as an enjoyable natural history of our most fascinating native plants.

Key Features
Author(s) Matt Warnock Turner
Publisher University of Texas Press
Date of Publication 01/08/2013
Language English
Format Paperback
ISBN-10 0292757034
ISBN-13 9780292757035
Subject Life Sciences: Botany
Series Title Corrie Herring Hooks Series

Publication Data
Place of Publication Austin, TX
Country of Publication United States
Imprint University of Texas Press
Content Note 101 color illus., 1 map

Weight 1389 g
Width 4531 mm
Height 6390 mm
Spine 814 mm

Table Of Contents Medical Disclaimer Acknowledgments Introduction Map: Native American Tribes in Texas, ca. 1700 to present Trees Acacia farnesiana (Huisache) Arbutus xalapensis (Texas Madrone) Carya illinoinensis (Pecan) Celtis spp. (Hackberry) Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood) Diospyros texana (Texas Persimmon) Diospyros virginiana (Common Persimmon) Juglans spp. (Black Walnut and Texas Black Walnut) Juniperus spp. (Eastern Red-Cedar and Ashe Juniper) Maclura pomifera (Osage Orange) Morus spp. (Red Mulberry and Little-leaf Mulberry) Pinus spp. (Loblolly Pine and Longleaf Pine) Populus deltoides (Cottonwood) Prosopis glandulosa (Mesquite) Prunus spp. (Wild Plum and Black Cherry) Quercus stellata (Post Oak) Quercus virginiana (Live Oak) Sabal mexicana (Sabal Palm) Salix nigra (Black Willow) Sapindus saponaria (Soapberry) Sassafras albidum (Sassafras) Taxodium distichum (Bald Cypress) Shrubs Agave lechuguilla (Lechuguilla) Berberis trifoliolata (Agarita) Dasylirion spp. (Sotol) Ephedra antisyphilitica (Mormon Tea) Euphorbia antisyphilitica (Candelilla) Fouquieria splendens (Ocotillo) Ilex vomitoria (Yaupon) Larrea tridentata (Creosote Bush) Rhus aromatica (Fragrant Sumac) Rhus spp. (Sumac) Sophora secundiflora (Texas Mountain Laurel) Ungnadia speciosa (Mexican Buckeye) Yucca spp. (Yucca) Herbaceous Plants, Cacti, Grasses, Vines, and Aquatics Allium spp. (Wild Onion) Amaranthus spp. (Amaranth) Argemone spp. (White Prickly Poppy) Artemisia ludoviciana (White Sagebrush) Bouteloua spp. (Blue Grama and Sideoats Grama) Capsicum annuum (Chiltepin) Chenopodium spp. (Goosefoot) Coreopsis tinctoria (Plains Coreopsis) Cucurbita foetidissima (Buffalo Gourd) Datura spp. (Jimsonweed) Echinacea angustifolia (Purple Coneflower) Equisetum spp. (Horsetail) Eryngium yuccifolium (Rattlesnake Master) Gaillardia pulchella (Indian Blanket) Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Hoffmannseggia glauca (Indian Rush-Pea) Lophophora williamsii (Peyote) Lupinus texensis (Texas Bluebonnet) Monarda spp. (Horsemint) Nelumbo lutea (Yellow Lotus) Opuntia spp. (Prickly Pear) Opuntia leptocaulis (Tasajillo) Phoradendron tomentosum (Mistletoe) Phytolacca americana (Pokeberry) Smilax spp. (Greenbrier) Solanum elaeagnifolium (Silverleaf Nightshade) Tillandsia spp. (Spanish Moss and Ball Moss) Typha spp. (Cattail) Verbesina virginica (Frostweed) Vitis spp. (Wild Grape) Glossary Bibliography Index
Author Biography Matt Warnock Turner is a naturalist, teacher, and freelance writer who works at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. An active member of the Native Plant Society of Texas, he has written articles and given lectures on botanical topics, as well as conducted nature walks at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

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