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Author Elpel, Thomas J.

Title Botany in a day : the patterns method of plant identification : an herbal field guide to plant families of North America / Thomas J. Elpel.

Edition Revised & Expanded 6th Edition.
Publication Info. Pony, Montana : HOPS Press, LLC, [2013]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  581.634 ELP    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  581.634 ELP    AVAILABLE
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Description ii, 235 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 28 cm.
Note "APG" in subscript following title.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-225) and index.
Contents pt. I. Botony in a day: the patterns method of plant identification. Botany in a day tutorial: how to proceed -- Plant names and classification -- Evolution of plants : A puzzle without all the pieces ; Life begins ; The land plants -- Learning plants by families -- Problems in taxonomic paradise -- How to use the keys -- Profile your flower : Key to regular dicot flowers with numerous petals ; Key to irregular dicot flowers ; Key to regular dicot flowers with 0, 3 or 6 petals ; Key to regular dicot flowers with 4 petals ; Key to regular dicot flowers with 5 united petals ; Key to regular dicot flowers with 5 separate petals ; Key to dicot trees and shrubs by their fruits ; Key to monocot flowers -- pt. II. Reference guide: an herbal field guide to plant families. Clubmoss clade -- Fern clade -- Naked seed clade -- Flowering plants clade : Water lily clade ; Magnolia clade ; Hornwort clade ; Eudicots clade ; Monocots clade -- Medicinal properties of plants -- Indexes : Plants by genus ; Plants by common name ; Plant families and subfamilies by botanical names ; Plant families and subfamilies by common name.
Summary Explains the patterns method of plant identification, describing eight key patterns for recognizing more than 45,000 species of plants, and includes an illustrated reference guide to plant families.
Subject Plants -- North America -- Identification.
Wild flowers -- North America -- Identification.
Botany -- North America.
Medicinal plants.
Genre Guidebooks. (OCoLC)fst01423871.
Added Title Patterns method of plant identification
Herbal field guide to plant families of North America
ISBN 9781892784353
1892784351
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