A Field Guide to Eastern Trees: Eastern United States And Canada, Including The Midwest

Editor Roger Tory Peterson

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | July 15, 1998 | Trade Paperback

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Find what you''re looking for with Peterson Field Guides-their field-tested visual identification system is designed to help you differentiate thousands of unique species accurately every time.   This field guide features detailed descriptions of 455 species of trees native to eastern North America, including the Midwest and the South. The 48 color plates, 11 black-and-white plates, and 26 text drawings show distinctive details needed for identification. Color photographs and 266 color range maps accompany the species descriptions.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 2.85 × 1.77 × 0.3 in

Published: July 15, 1998

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0395904552

ISBN - 13: 9780395904558

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A Field Guide to Eastern Trees: Eastern United States And Canada, Including The Midwest

Editor Roger Tory Peterson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 2.85 × 1.77 × 0.3 in

Published: July 15, 1998

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0395904552

ISBN - 13: 9780395904558

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Feather-leaved Palms, Tree-cacti, and Yuccas (Plate 48) These feather-leaved palms are native in s. Florida and have ring- scarred trunks free of old leafstalk bases. Their leafstalks are not thorny. The only tree cacti in the eastern U.S. occur in s. Florida. The yuccas range more widely.

FLORIDA ROYALPALM Roystonea elata (Bartr.) F. Harper Pl. 48 The smooth, cement-colored and bulging lower trunk topped by a smooth bright-green crownshaft cylinder is distinctive. Ring scars faint. Fronds 15'' or longer. Frond segments do not lie flat but grow all around the midrib. Height to 125''. Flowers greenish white, developing from a spearlike green spathe at the base of the 5''?6'' long crownshaft. Fruits blue to purple, 1?2" in diameter, leathery. Rich soils, hammocks (swamp islands).

Table of Contents

Editor''s Note vii Preface ix Illustrated Plan of the Six Main Sections xvi?xvii How to Use This Book 1 Tree Silhouettes 19 PLATES 33 SPECIES ACCOUNTS 153 I. Trees with Needlelike or Scalelike Leaves Mostly Evergreen (Plates 1?5) 155 Conifers with Needles in Clusters: Larches and Pines I (Plate 1) 156 Conifers with Needles in Clusters: Pines II (Plate 2) 163 Conifers with Needles Short on Woody Pegs: Spruces (Plate 3) 173 Conifers with Flat Needles (Plate 4) 175 Conifers with Scalelike or Three-sided Hollow Leaves (Plate 5) 180 Needle-bearing Non-Conifers 185 II. Broad-leaved Trees with Opposite Compound Leaves (Plates 6?9) 187 Trees with Opposite Fan-compound Leaves: Buckeyes and Chastetree (Plate 6) 188 Small Trees with Opposite Compound Leaves: Bladdernut and Elderberry (Plate 7) 192 Trees with Opposite Feather-compound Leaves: Ashes I (Plate 8) 194 Trees with Opposite Feather-compound Leaves: Ashes II and Ashleaf Maple (Plate 9) 196 III. Broad-leaved Trees with Opposite Simple Leaves (Plates 10?14) 199 Trees with Opposite or Whorled Heart-shaped Leaves: Princess-tree and Catalpas (Plate 10) 200 Trees with Opposite Lobed Leaves: Maples (Plate 11) 202 Trees with Opposite Simple Fine-toothed Leaves (Plate 12) 208 Trees with Opposite Simple Leaves, Not Toothed and Mostly Leathery (Plate 13) 213 Trees with Opposite Simple Leaves Neither Toothed nor Leathery (Plate 14) 218 IV. Broad-leaved Trees with Alternate Compound Leaves (Plates 15?22) 224 Thorny Trees with Alternate Feath
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Find what you''re looking for with Peterson Field Guides-their field-tested visual identification system is designed to help you differentiate thousands of unique species accurately every time.   This field guide features detailed descriptions of 455 species of trees native to eastern North America, including the Midwest and the South. The 48 color plates, 11 black-and-white plates, and 26 text drawings show distinctive details needed for identification. Color photographs and 266 color range maps accompany the species descriptions.

About the Author

Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world''s greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O''Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

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