Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas

Perfect for backpack or glove compartment. "Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas" offers a wealth of quick-access information graced with color that leaps off the page, making plant identification a joy rather than a chore.

Author: Michael John Haddock

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105114187490

Category: Gardening

Page: 374

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Perfect for backpack or glove compartment. "Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas" offers a wealth of quick-access information graced with color that leaps off the page, making plant identification a joy rather than a chore.
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Field Guide to Wildflowers of Nebraska and the Great Plains

Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas: A Field Guide. University Press of Kansas. Lawrence, Kansas. Helzer, C. 2010. The Ecology and Management of Prairies in ...

Author: Jon Farrar

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609380724

Category: Nature

Page: 266

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From the mixed-grass prairies of the Panhandle in the west, to the Sandhills prairie and mixed-grass prairies in central Nebraska, to the tallgrass prairies in the east, the state is home to hundreds of wildflower species, yet the primary guide to these flowers has been out of print for almost two decades. Now back in a second edition with updated nomenclature, refined plant descriptions, better photographs where improvements were called for, and a new design, Jon Farrar’s Field Guide to Wildflowers of Nebraska and the Great Plains, originally published by NEBRASKAland magazine and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, is a visual treat and educational guide to some of the region’s showiest and most interesting wildflowers. Organizing species by color, Farrar provides scientific, common, and family names; time of flowering; distribution both for Nebraska specifically and for the Great Plains in general; and preferred habitat including soil type and plant community from roadsides to woodlands to grasslands. Descriptions of each species are succinct and accessible; Farrar packs a surprising amount of information into a compact space. For many species, he includes intriguing notes about edibility, medicinal uses by Native Americans and early pioneers, similar species and varieties, hybridization, and changes in status as plants become uncommon or endangered. Superb color photographs allow each of the 274 wildflowers to be easily identified and pen-and-ink illustrations provide additional details for many species. It is a joy to have this new edition riding along on car seats and in backpacks helping naturalists at all levels of expertise explore prairies, woodlands, and wetlands in search of those ever-changing splashes of color we call wildflowers.
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The Ecology of a Tallgrass Treasure Audubon s Spring Creek Prairie

Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas. (Includes 323 species illustrated with color photographs, organized first by flower ...

Author: Paul Johnsgard

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781609621315

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This book describes the major plant and animal components of Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, an 850-acre National Audubon Society tallgrass prairie in Lancaster County, southeastern Nebraska. In addition to providing a species list of the area's plants (368 species), there are comprehensive annotated lists of its birds (240), mammals (43), reptiles (23), and amphibians (10). There are also variably complete annotated lists of the area's butterflies (76), sphinx moths (30), silk moths (7), dragonflies (24), damselflies (11), grasshoppers (9), katydids (11), mantids (2), and walkingsticks (2). Brief profiles of life histories and ecologies of 55 animal and 7 plant species are included, as well as information on nearly 100 public-access native grasslands in eastern Nebraska. The text comprises more than 68,000 words, 400 references, and a glossary of 125 biological/scientific terms as well as more than 40 line drawings by the author.
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Trees Shrubs and Woody Vines in Kansas

Keys to species groups and species -- Trees, shrubs, and woody vines -- Other woody species.

Author: Michael John Haddock

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

ISBN: 0700627685

Category: History

Page: 456

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An up to date and comprehensive field guide that provides keys, descriptions, distribution maps, and nearly 1,000 color photographs of 166 native and naturalized woody plants found in Kansas.
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Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers

A useful tool for both the novice and the expert, this guide identifies over 250 flowers and grasses.

Author: Douglas M. Ladd

Publisher: Falcon Guides

ISBN: WISC:89052301371

Category: Nature

Page: 262

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A useful tool for both the novice and the expert, this guide identifies over 250 flowers and grasses.
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Native Plants of the Midwest

A Pocket Guide to Kansas Flint Hills Wildflowers and Grasses. Wichita, Kansas: Great Plains Nature Center. Bir, R. E. 1992. Growing and Propagating Showy ...

Author: Alan Branhagen

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604697773

Category: Gardening

Page: 440

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Native Plants of the Midwest, by regional plant expert Alan Branhagan, features the best native plants in the heartland and offers clear and concise guidance on how to use them in the garden. Plant profiles for more than 500 species of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, and annuals contain the common and botanical names, growing information, tips on using the plant in a landscape, and advice on related plants. You’ll learn how to select the right plant and how to design with native plants. Helpful lists of plants for specific purposes are shared throughout. This comprehensive book is for native plant enthusiasts and home gardeners in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, northern Arkansas, and eastern Kansas.
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Grasses of the Great Plains

Grasses of Southwestern United States. Biological Sciences Bulletin 7. ... Grasses of the Texas Coastal Bend. ... Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas.

Author: James Stubbendieck

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781623494773

Category: Nature

Page: 736

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A vast swath of prairie situated between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains, the North American Great Plains extend across ten states in the United States and three provinces in Canada. The dominant vegetation is grass—both the native species that have long thrived here and the cultivated crops such as corn, wheat, and sorghum that are the result of human agricultural activity. This comprehensive guide, written by three grass specialists, is an invaluable tool for identification of the approximately 450 species of grasses that occur on the Great Plains. In each description, the authors cover distribution, habitat, forage value, and toxicity and include a detailed black-and-white illustration of the grass as well as a range map. Intended as a reference for landowners, rangeland specialists, students, state and federal agency professionals, and nongovernment conservation organizations, Grasses of the Great Plains will serve a wide audience of users involved in and dedicated to grassland management.
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Prairie Wildflowers

Lawrence: University Press of Kansas. (A guide to Kansas wildflowers, including the southwestern tallgrass prairie region.) Great Plains Flora Association.

Author: Don Kurz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493036370

Category: Nature

Page: 280

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America’s prairies are home to some of the most abundant and beautiful wildflowers in the country. Now, with Prairie Wildflowers, readers will be able to locate and identify the many gorgeous flowering species blooming in America’s heartland.
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The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Prairie Restoration in the Upper Midwest

Floristic quality as an indicator of native species diversity within managed grasslands. Natural Areas Journal 26:149–167. Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses.

Author: Daryl Smith

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587299520

Category: Nature

Page: 301

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Although less than 3 percent of the original vast landscape survives, the tallgrass prairie remains a national treasure, glowing with a vast array of colorful wildflowers in spring and summer, enriched by the warm reds and browns of grasses in fall and winter. This comprehensive manual, crafted by the staff of the Tallgrass Prairie Center at the University of Northern Iowa, will be an essential companion for everyone dedicated to planning, developing, and maintaining all types of prairie restorations and reconstructions in the tallgrass prairie region of Iowa, northern Illinois, northwestern Indiana, southwestern Wisconsin, southwestern Minnesota, eastern South Dakota, eastern Nebraska, northwestern Missouri, and northeastern Kansas. Focusing on conservation plantings, prairie recovery, native landscaping in yards and at schools, roadside plantings, and pasture renovations, the authors—who collectively have more than a hundred years of experience with prairie restoration—have created a manual that will be particularly useful to landowners, conservation agency personnel, ecosystem managers, native-seeding contractors, prairie enthusiasts, teachers, and roadside managers. A wealth of color and black-and-white photographs taken in the field as well as checklists and tables support the detailed text, which also includes useful online and print sources and references, a glossary, and lists of common and scientific names of all plant species discussed. The text is divided into five parts. Part I, Reconstruction Planning, provides an overall summary of the entire process, information about securing good-quality seed, and the design of seed mixes. In Part II, Implementing Reconstruction, the authors consider ways to prepare and seed the site, manage the site in its first growing season, identify seedlings, and evaluate success. Part III, Prairie Restoration and Management, deals with identifying and assessing prairie remnants, working toward a predetermined restoration goal, and managing restored prairie remnants and completed reconstructions, including prescribed burning. Chapters in Part IV, Special Cases, discuss the uses of prairie in public spaces, roadside vegetation management, and landscaping on a smaller scale in yards and outdoor classrooms. Part V, Native Seed Production, describes the processes of harvesting, drying, cleaning, and storing native seed as well as propagating and transplanting native seedlings. Although we cannot recreate the original blacksoil prairie, tallgrass prairie restoration offers the opportunity to reverse environmental damage and provide for the recovery of vital aspects of this lost ecosystem. Anyone in the Upper Midwest who wishes to improve water quality, reduce flood damage, support species diversity, preserve animal habitats, and enjoy the changing panorama of grasses and wildflowers will benefit from the clear, careful text and copious illustrations in this authoritative guide.
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Legumes of the Great Plains

Haddock, M. J. Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2005. Haddock, M. J., C. C. Freeman, and J. Bare. Kansas Wildflowers ...

Author: James Stubbendieck

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496224583

Category: Nature

Page: 360

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Legumes of the Great Plains: An Illustrated Guide is an invaluable tool for the identification of more than 114 species of legumes in the Great Plains. In addition to a distribution map, botanical illustration, and an in-depth botanical description, this comprehensive guide describes the habitat, uses and values, pollinators, forage value for livestock and wildlife, toxic properties, and ethnobotany of each species. The botanical synonyms and other common names—including those used by the Great Plains Indians—are also provided. This volume includes more than one hundred similar species with a description of how each differs from the main species. This reference book is indispensable to anyone interested in grassland and prairie conservation and management, the Great Plains, botany, or modern taxonomy.
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The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States

Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas: A Field Guide. University Press of Kansas. A great field guide for prairie plants in Kansas, also available on- line at ...

Author: Chris Helzer

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587299315

Category: Nature

Page: 232

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Most prairies exist today as fragmented landscapes, making thoughtful and vigilant management ever more important. Intended for landowners and managers dedicated to understanding and nurturing their prairies as well as farmers, ranchers, conservationists, and all those with a strong interest in grasslands, ecologist Chris Helzer’s readable and practical manual educates prairie owners and managers about grassland ecology and gives them guidelines for keeping prairies diverse, vigorous, and viable. Chapters in the first section, "Prairie Ecology," describe prairie plants and the communities they live in, the ways in which disturbance modifies plant communities, the animal and plant inhabitants that are key to prairie survival, and the importance of diversity within plant and animal communities. Chapters in the second section, "Prairie Management," explore the adaptive management process as well as guiding principles for designing management strategies, examples of successful management systems such as fire and grazing, guidance for dealing with birds and other species that have particular habitat requirements and with the invasive species that have become the most serious threat that prairie managers have to deal with, and general techniques for prairie restoration. Following the conclusion and a forward-thinking note on climate change, eight appendixes provide more information on grazing, prescribed fire, and invasive species as well as bibliographic notes, references, and national and state organizations with expertise in prairie management. Grasslands can be found throughout much of North America, and the ideas and strategies in this book apply to most of them, particularly tallgrass and mixed-grass prairies in eastern North Dakota, eastern South Dakota, eastern Nebraska, eastern Kansas, eastern Oklahoma, northwestern Missouri, northern Illinois, northwestern Indiana, Iowa, southwestern Wisconsin, and southwestern Minnesota. By presenting all the factors that promote biological diversity and thus enhance prairie communities, then incorporating these factors into a set of clear-sighted management practices, The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States presents the tools necessary to ensure that grasslands are managed in the purposeful ways essential to the continued health and survival of prairie communities.
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Systematic Botany

... web sites for Kansas's flowers and trees: 1. www.lib.ksu.edu/wildflower a very complete and comprehensive guide to Kansas wildflowers and grasses; ...

Author: Vic Landrum

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411695306

Category: Plants

Page: 214

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Gardening for Butterflies

Florida Wildflower Foundation flawildflowers.org Source of propagation ... Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses kswildflower.org Database of Kansas native forbs, ...

Author: The Xerces Society

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604697612

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

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“No matter the size or shape of your growing area, this will guide you through creating a butterfly-friendly space.” —Mother Earth News Welcome the world’s most exquisite visitors to your garden! Gardening for Butterflies, by the experts at the Xerces Society, introduces you to a variety of butterflies who need our help, and shows you how to design a habitat where they will thrive. This optimistic call to arms is packed with everything you need to create a beautiful, pollinator-friendly garden. You will learn why butterflies matter, why they are in danger, and what simple steps we can take to make a difference. You'll also learn how to choose the right plants and how to create a garden that flutters and flourishes with life.
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Kansas Prairie Wildflowers

KANSAS PRAIRIES suitable niches for different plant species . Kansas prairies vary from shortgrass Central Dissected Prairie in the west to tallgrass in the ...

Author: Clenton E. Owensby

Publisher: Iowa State Press

ISBN: UOM:49015000352030

Category: Prairie flora

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Presents a collection of photographs of wildflowers taken from the book "Kansas Prairie Wildflowers" by Clenton Owensby. Notes that the book is available form Iowa State University Press or the author. Provides photographs in gif format. Offers wildflower slide sets using Microsoft Powerpoint Viewer. Posts contact information for the author via mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail. Links to the Iowa State University Press and the Kansas State University home pages.
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The Prairie in Seed

Kansas wildflowers and grasses. ... Prairie wildflowers of Illinois. ... 2014. http://www .illinoiswildflowers.info/prairie/plant_index.htm.

Author: Dave Williams

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609384098

Category: Nature

Page: 137

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In "The Prairie in Seed," Dave Williams shows us how to identify wildflowers when they are out of bloom and, in particular, how to harvest their seeds. Without the flower color and shape as guides, it can be difficult to identify prairie plants. Imagine trying to distinguish between a simple prairie sunflower and an ox-eye sunflower with no flowers to look at! In this richly illustrated guide, Williams offers dormant plant identification information, seed descriptions, and advice on seed harvesting and cleaning for seventy-three of the most common wildflowers found in the tallgrass prairie. He includes photographs and descriptions of the plants in bloom and in seed to assist in finding them when you are ready to harvest. Each species description explains where the seeds are located on the plant, when seed ripening begins, and how many seeds each species produces, along with a photograph and approximate measurements of the actual seed. Finally, this guide provides assistance on how and when to hand-harvest seeds for each species, as well as some simple tips on seed cleaning. "
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Gardening for the Birds

... MO 65464 Native grasses , wildflowers Native grasses Longview Gardens 11801 E. Bannister Road Kansas City , MO 64138 Wildflower plants , tree seedlings ...

Author: Thomas G. Barnes

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813129028

Category: Gardening

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Soil Conservation

The wildflower is adapted especially for the Midwest and grows best in Nebraska , Kansas , Oklahoma , lowa , and Missouri and portions of South Dakota ...

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ISBN: UCBK:C078458477

Category: Soil conservation

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