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The Series
Volumes 1, 2, and 3 of the Useful Wild Plants of Texas, the Southeastern and Southwestern United States, the Southern Plains, and Northern Mexico are available now!
These are the first three in a series of fifteen that systematically chronicles the economically useful wild plants of the region centered in Texas and radiating through the southern half of the United States and northern Mexico. The complete series will include descriptions, photographs, distribution maps, and use information on over 4,000 species of native and naturalized plants of this region.


The Contents
Volumes 1 through 14 will contain extensive scientific data and cultural lore on over 4,000 species of native and naturalized plants. The final volume will cross-reference uses, chemical components, plants, and common names.

VOLUME 1 covers 78 genera (267 species and varieties) from Abronia (sand verbena) through Arundo (giant cane).

VOLUME 2 covers 79 genera (254 species and varieties) from Asclepias (milkweed) through Canavalia (sea bean).

VOLUME 3 covers 23 genera (129 species and varieties) from Canna (canna) through Celtis (hackberry).


The Authors
This mammoth work, which underscores the unique position of Texas' wild plant life as it relates to North America in general, is co-authored by Scooter Cheatham, and Marshall Johnston, and Lynn Marshall. The foreword is by E. Arthur Bell, Director Emeritus, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London.


Something For Everyone
This is a hands-on resource for botanists, field researchers, foresters, ranchers, landowners and leaseholders, archeologists, teachers, biochemists, chefs, naturalists, and many others. It will illustrate thousands of uses of native plants for food, medicine, pharmaceuticals, oils, rubbers, fuels, fibers, landscaping, and many other domestic, industrial, and commercial purposes. Usefully designed, each entry contains a thumbnail summary for quick reference of both common and scientific names for genus and family, marginal notes with flagged key words, location maps, and color photographs for each species discussed in the comprehensive, descriptive text.


Why It's Important
This work will provide an economic argument for the preservation of land and the natural plant life that exists on that land, in an appeal to "save the rainforest in your own backyard."


Ask For It By Name
The complete title filed in the Library of Congress is: The Useful Wild Plants of Texas, the Southeastern and Southwestern United States, the Southern Plains, and Northern Mexico.


Specifications
VOLUME 1: 592 pages, 7" x 11" cloth bound, acid free 135 GSM Veitseluto matt paper; unique two-color figured endpapers; 304 full color photos, 267 color distribution maps, 1 line drawing, 1 photo, 1 scale, bibliographical references, index.

VOLUME 2: 599 pages, 7" x 11" cloth bound, acid free 135 GSM Veitseluto matt paper; unique two-color figured endpapers; 360 full color photos, 254 color distribution maps, 1 line drawing, 1 photo, 1 scale, bibliographical references, index.

VOLUME 3: 642 pages, 7" x 11" cloth bound, acid free Lumisilk matt art paper; unique two-color figured endpapers; 160 full color photos, 131 color distribution maps, 1 line drawing, 1 photo, 1 scale, bibliographical references, index.



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Austin, TX 78723

 
     
 

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