Michigan Shrubs and Vines: A Guide to Species of the Great Lakes Region

Michigan Shrubs and Vines: A Guide to Species of the Great Lakes Region

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Shrubs and vines are some of the most diverse and widespread plants in the Great Lakes Region. Michigan Shrubs and Vines is the must-have book for anyone who wishes to identify and learn about these fascinating plants. Presented in the same attractive, easy-to-use format as the classic Michigan Trees, the book gives detailed descriptions of 132 species, providing concise information on key characters, habitat, distribution, and growth pattern. Precise line drawings accompany each species description and illustrate arrangement and characteristics of leaves, flowers, and fruits in addition to stem structure to assist with reliable year-round identification. A thorough introduction covers the features and forms of shrubs and vines as well as their natural history, their role in landscape ecosystems, and their occurrence in regional ecosystems of North America and plant communities of the Great Lakes. This long awaited companion to Michigan Trees will appeal to botanists, ecologists, students, and amateur naturalists alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780472036257
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 09/08/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 440
Sales rank: 218,053
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 16.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Burton V. Barnes was Stephen H. Spurr Professor Emeritus of Forestry in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan. He is best known for his love of field teaching and his research and publications in forest and landscape ecology.

Christopher W. Dick is Director of the Edwin S. George Reserve at the University of Michigan and Associate Curator of the UM Herbarium.

Melanie E. Gunn is Outreach Coordinator at Point Reyes National Seashore in California.

Table of Contents

Preface v

Acknowledgments vii

Woody Plant Identification 1

Introduction to the Keys to the Identification Keys 37

Key 1 Plants with Needlelike, Scalelike, or Awl-Shaped Leaves 40

Key 2 Broadleaf Evergreen Flowering Plants 40

Key 3 Broadleaf Deciduous Plants with Opposite or Whorled Leaves 41

Key 4 Broadleaf Deciduous Plants with Alternate, Compound Leaves 44

Key 5 Broadleaf Deciduous Plants with Alternate, Simple Leaves 45

Key 6 Plants with Stems-Twigs Armed: Thorns, Spines, Prickles 51

Key 7 Woody Vines: Plants Creeping, Trailing, or Climbing 52

Shrubs and Vines Descriptions 53

Families of Shrubs and Vines by Genera 360

Ecology of Shrubs and Vines 362

Appendix A 387

Glossary 393

Literature Cited 407

Index 417

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