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Flora of Alberta

Flora of Alberta

Revised by JOHN G. PACKER
Copyright Date: 1994
Pages: 687
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    Flora of Alberta
    Book Description:

    In the years since its initial publicationThe Flora of Albertahas been revised, updated, and considerably expanded while retaining the original format and purpose that have made it indispensable to a wide range of readers.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-5737-3
    Subjects: Botany & Plant Sciences

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. Preface to the Second Edition
    (pp. vii-x)
  4. Preface to the First Edition
    (pp. xi-xiv)
  5. Introduction
    (pp. 1-7)

    The province of Alberta is situated in northwestern North America between latitudes 49° and 60° N and longitudes 110° and 120° W. It is 1,200 km (756 miles) from north to south and varies from 291 to 646 km – average 551 (182–404 miles, average 326) – from east to west, and covers an area of 661,185 km2(255,285 sq. miles).

    The southern half of Alberta has an altitude of 600–900 metres (2,000–3,000 ft) in the east, gradually rising westwards to 900–1500 metres (3,000–5,000 ft) in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The mountains, which...

  6. Key to the Major Groups and Families of Vascular Plants
    (pp. 8-22)
  7. Number of Taxa
    (pp. 23-23)
  8. Descriptive Flora
    (pp. 24-600)

    Low evergreen herbs with leafy stems, more or less moss-like in aspect; spreading by prostrate stems trailing on the ground or by subterranean rootstocks; roots adventitious, from the under side of creeping stems; erect or ascending branched shoots arising usually from the creeping stems, the branching commonly dichotomous (forked); leaves, small, crowded, often overlapping, in 4–16 ranks, usually linear or lanceolate, 1-nerved; sporangia (spore-cases) solitary in the axils of sporophylls, which are like or unlike ordinary leaves and often organized in club-like spikes (strobili); spores resembling sulphur-yellow powder, shed through a transverse opening of the sporangium; prothallus (gametophyte) rarely...

  9. Geographical Abbreviations
    (pp. 601-602)
  10. Glossary
    (pp. 603-612)
  11. Bibliography
    (pp. 613-614)
    (pp. 615-664)
  13. Index
    (pp. 665-687)