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Remarkable Plants of Texas: Uncommon Accounts of Our Common Natives (Corrie Herring Hooks)

Turner, Matt Warnock

Published by U.S.A.: University of Texas Press, 2009
ISBN 10: 0292718519 / ISBN 13: 9780292718517
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Title: Remarkable Plants of Texas: Uncommon ...

Publisher: U.S.A.: University of Texas Press

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition


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Synopsis: 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 Warnock Turner explores the little-known 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 economic subsistence; how plants have figured in the historical record and in Texas folklore; how plants nourish 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.

About the Author: 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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