Illustrated keys take you through the identification process one step at time; these are followed by images and descriptions of all but the rarest species. Plants native to iowa have much to offer to the landscaper: winter hardiness, resistance to drought and climatic extremes, and food and shelter for native wildlife and pollinators.
Here you’ll find the widely distributed buttonbush, willows with their graceful promise of spring, the adaptable ninebark, the attractive grape honeysuckle, the many species of Rubus and wild grapes that provide food for birds and animals, the distinctive pagoda dogwoods, sumacs with their striking fall foliage, and the diverse viburnums.
With native plants, authentic to place, you can create a landscape that is sustainable, and satisfying to you. The first part of this book will help you identify them. Like trees, shrubs and vines are woody plants that are easy to observe year round. Shrubs and vines, often literally overshadowed by trees, also receive much less attention than their taller neighbors, and yet they are very important elements of the region’s natural landscape.
Noted naturalists peter van der Linden and Donald Farrar also provide information about each species’ distribution, ecology, and uses. Many natives are ornamental as well, bright autumn displays, providing attractive flowers, and colorful stems or fruits in winter. The authors offer tips for selecting, planting, and caring for these plants effectively.
Iowa and midwestern arborists, gardeners, landscape architects, conservationists, horticulturists, and all those who appreciate the beauty and value of native plants will find Shrubs and Vines of Iowa immensely useful.
Forest and Shade Trees of Iowa Bur Oak Guide
The text contains a description of the species, its geographical distribution, and notes on how to distinguish it from similar species. Back in print at last in a third edition, the classic Forest and Shade Trees of Iowa now has a wealth of full-color photographs and updated, reorganized information that will please both new and returning readers.
Part 1 of this guide focuses on identification, with user-friendly keys to both summer and winter trees and illustrated descriptions of more than one hundred common species. The trees are arranged according to similarities in foliage; each entry includes a large scan of a leafy branch along with two or three smaller photos of buds, fruits, flowers, and winter twigs.
Part 2 is divided into conifers and flowering trees and includes all trees native to Iowa, invasive species, some less commonly planted trees, trees that are widely planted, and tall native shrubs that might be mistaken for trees. The authors provide information about the natural history of individual trees, and their usefulness for such different purposes as windbreaks, pests and diseases that affect them, fuel, wildlife plantings, lumber, landscaping, their ecological requirements, and food.
Following these two main parts, three shorter sections describe the planting and care of trees, Iowa’s forest communities, and good places to see trees in the state; a glossary and a bibliography are also included. A complete guide to iowa’s trees, this new edition of forest and shade trees of Iowa will be immensely useful to arborists, landscape architects, gardeners, full of hundreds of color photos, both native and introduced, foresters, horticulturists, and all Iowans and midwesterners who appreciate the beauty and value of trees and want to learn more about them.
Wildflowers of Iowa Woodlands Bur Oak Guide
In clear, scientific, straightforward, authors sylvan runkel and Alvin Bull provide common, and accessible prose, and family names; the Latin or Greek meaning of the scientific names; habitat and blooming times; and a complete description of plant, flower, and fruit. Wildflowers of iowa woodlands will inspire both amateurs and professionals with the desire to learn more about the wonders of today’s woodlands.
Now redesigned with updated names and all-new images, this reliable field companion will introduce woodland wildflowers to a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts in the Upper Midwest. The species accounts are accompanied by brilliant full-page color photographs by Larry Stone, Thomas Rosburg, and Carl Kurtz.
Iowa’s original savannas, woodlands, and forests were cleared with amazing thoroughness, birders, yet enough beauty and diversity remain to give joy to hikers, and mushroomers. Originally published in 1979, wildflowers of Iowa Woodlands introduced many naturalists to the beauty and diversity of the native plants of the wooded communities that once covered more than 6 million acres of the state.
. Particularly interesting is the information on the many ways in which Native Americans and early pioneers used these plants for everything from pain relief to insecticides to tonics. This classic of midwestern natural history is back in print with a new format and new photographs.
Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest Bur Oak Guide
Particularly interesting is the information on the many ways in which Native Americans and early pioneers used these plants for everything from pain relief to dyes to hairbrushes. In clear, scientific, flower, authors sylvan runkel and dean Roosa provide common, straightforward, and family names; the Latin or Greek meaning of the scientific names; habitat and blooming times; and a complete description of plant, and accessible prose, and fruit.
Runkel and roosa say that prairies can be among the most peaceful places on earth; certainly they are among the most beleaguered. 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.
Each species account is accompanied by a brilliant full-page color photograph by botanist Thomas Rosburg. This classic of midwestern natural history is back in print with a new format and new photographs. Wildflowers of the tallgrass Prairie will inspire both amateurs and professionals with the desire to learn more about the wonders of the prairie landscape.
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.
An Illustrated Guide to Iowa Prairie Plants
Farmers who settled iowa in the 1800s viewed the great green sea of grasses and wildflowers as a challenge to be replaced with cropfields and pastures. An illustrated guide to iowa prairie plants is designed to enable those who want to go beyond the most common plants to identify all native species and to learn more about their distribution, structure, and natural history.
. Each species is paired with a distribution map. Where several species are closely related, a common member of the group is fully described, and the other species are compared with the first. A guide to family identification, information about extant and restored prairies in Iowa, and a glossary are also included.
Today we realize that the prairie is an addictive, restorative, aesthetically satisfying place for study and recreation. Species are described from the ground up: stem, leaf, bud, fruit, flower, and habitat. Thanks to rich soil, adequate rainfall, and warm summer temperatures, hundreds of species combine to produce a diverse and colorful and ever-changing landscape.
The time of flowering and fruiting is given for the central part of Iowa. Using text and maps by paul christiansen and newly created drawings by Mark Müller, this first comprehensive guide to the prairie plants native to Iowa provides all the information necessary for identifying and distinguishing even the most similar species.
The superbly detailed illustrations, all of which were drawn specifically for this handbook, capture the general shape of each plant as well as its characteristic features. Iowa is the only state completely within the tallgrass prairie formation.
Iowa Nature Set: Field Guides to Wildlife, Birds, Trees & Wildflowers of Iowa
Made in the USA. Www. Waterfordpress. Com. Laminated for durability, pocket Naturalist Guides are lightweight, pocket-sized sources of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike. The beautifully illustrated folding guides highlight well over 300 familiar and unique species and include ecoregion maps featuring prominent wildlife-viewing areas and botanical sanctuaries.
The iowa nature set offers the best in wildlife and plant identification for The Hawkeye State. The set includes three pocket naturalist Guides to Iowa, Birds, and Wildlife, Trees & Wildflowers, and is attractively packaged in an acetate bag.
Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands, 2nd edition Bur Oak Guide
In clear and accessible prose, scientific, authors Sylvan Runkel and Dean Roosa provide common, and family names; the Latin or Greek meaning of the scientific names; habitat and blooming times; and a complete description. After decades of being considered an enemy of the settler, the farmer, and the citizen, Iowa’s wetlands have come into their own.
We are finally caring for these important habitats. Now this classic of midwestern natural history is back in print with a new format and all-new photographs, just as Iowa’s wetlands are getting the respect and attention they deserve. Runkel and roosa’s updated field companion will be a valuable guide to today’s preservation and restoration initiatives.
. Plants are presented by habitat terrestrial or aquatic, then refined by habit e. G. Floating, emergent, or submerged or taxonomic group e. G. Shrubs, ferns and allies or trees, and vines. Originally published in 1999, wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands was the first book to focus on the beauty and diversity of the wetland plants that once covered 1.
5 million acres of Iowa. Particularly interesting is the information on the many ways in which Native Americans and early pioneers used these plants for everything from pain relief to tonics to soup and the ways that wildlife today use them for food and shelter.
Birds of Iowa Field Guide Bird Identification Guides
Make bird watching in iowa even more enjoyable! With Stan Tekiela’s famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. This book features 112 species of Iowa birds, organized by color for ease of use. Used book in Good Condition. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps, and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.
Do you see a yellow bird and don’t know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. There’s no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don’t live in Iowa.
Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest: An Illustrated Guide to Their Identification and Control
The text offers further details of plant identification; manual, biological, mechanical, and chemical control techniques; information and advice about herbicides; and suggestions for related ecological restoration and community education efforts. Invasive plants of the upper Midwest is an informative, colorful, comprehensive guide to invasive species that are currently endangering native habitats in the region.
Also included are literature references, advice on state agencies to contact with invasive plant questions, an index with both scientific and common plant names, a matrix of existing and potential invasive species in the Upper Midwest, a glossary, and other helpful resources. The information in this book has been carefully reviewed by staffs of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Endangered Resources and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum and other invasive plant experts.
. Often originating in distant climes, prairies, roadsides, wetlands, they spread to woodlands, and backyards that lack the biological controls which kept these plant populations in check in their homelands. Invasive plants of the upper midwest includes more than 250 color photos that will help anyone identify problem trees, sedges, shrubs, vines, grasses, and herbaceous plants including aquatic invaders.
Used book in Good Condition. It will be an essential resource for land managers, property owners, botanists, educators, farmers, nature lovers, landscapers, foresters, and gardeners. Invasive plants are a growing threat to ecosystems everywhere.