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Weeds of Kentucky and Adjacent States

Weeds of Kentucky and Adjacent States: A Field Guide

Copyright Date: 1991
Edition: 1
Pages: 304
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    Weeds of Kentucky and Adjacent States
    Book Description:

    Because of its central location and geographical diversity, Kentucky is home today to perhaps the richest diversity of non-native plants east of the Rocky Mountains, and weeds make up a large component of the state's flora and vegetation. Many of Kentucky's weeds are immigrants that came to the New World from the Old and were brought to Kentucky by travelers, explorers, and settlers. This guide to the identification of 160 weeds commonly found in crops, pastures, turf, and along roadsides provides ecological, geographical, and ethnobotanical information with each species description. It is the most extensive reference on weeds in this botanically unique area. A must for all agriculturalists, naturalists and botanists.

    eISBN: 978-0-8131-4815-1
    Subjects: Botany & Plant Sciences

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. Acknowledgments
    (pp. ix-x)
  4. Introduction
    (pp. xi-xiv)

    Plants respond in a variety of ways to disturbance of their habitats. Some thrive and reproduce, others die and are replaced by species better adapted to the new conditions. The plants included in this book are those that thrive in “man” made habitats. These uncultivated plants are weeds and are defined in this guide as plants perceived to be undesirable.

    Weeds have been associated with humans throughout the history of civilization. Many of the plants in our midst are not native but immigrant and, like many of our ancestors, came to the New World from Europe and Asia. As travelers...

  5. Plant Structures
    (pp. xv-xx)
  6. Plant Descriptions

  7. Glossary
    (pp. 263-268)
  8. Bibliography
    (pp. 269-272)
  9. Index of Common Names
    (pp. 273-275)
  10. Index of Scientific Names
    (pp. 276-278)
  11. Back Matter
    (pp. 279-285)