Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide by Campbell Loughmiller

Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide

byCampbell Loughmiller, Lynn LoughmillerRevised byDamon Waitt

Paperback | March 1, 2006

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For two decades and counting, Texans have relied on Texas Wildflowers to identify the common and rare flowers we see along the roadsides and in the pastures, fields, and forests of our state. Compiled by naturalists Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller, with the technical assistance of Lynn Sherrod, Texas Wildflowers is an authoritative field guide with a personal touch in the many notes the Loughmillers included about the plants they described and photographed.

This new edition of Texas Wildflowers retains the charm of the Loughmillers' book while emphasizing 61 additional species and bringing the plant taxonomy and nomenclature up to date. Like its predecessor, it includes all the features you need to identify the wildflowers of Texas:

  • 381 full-color, close-up photos that show every wildflower in the book, including over 200 photos that are new to this edition.
  • 370 species accounts that include the plant's scientific and common names, a description of its appearance, and its range, habitat, and blooming season.
  • Descriptions of 73 wildflower families, from Acanthaceae to Zygophyllaceae.
  • Indexes to help you identify flowers by their Latin name and common name.
  • A guide to taxonomic updates in this edition.
  • A map, glossary, illustrated glossary, and bibliography for further reading.

Lady Bird Johnson, author of the first edition's foreword, says of this new edition of Texas Wildflowers, "How delighted I am the University of Texas Press and the Wildflower Center are preserving Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller's legacy by revising and updating this beautiful and invaluable book about Texas wildflowers! Not only does it contain a wealth of knowledge, it also awakens our awareness of the splendor of nature and joyous lift of spirit it brings."

About The Author

The late Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller were pioneering conservationists who coauthored four books. Campbell Loughmiller served as president of the Texas chapter of the Nature Conservancy and as a board member of the Texas Conservation Council.
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Title:Texas Wildflowers: A Field GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7 × 4 × 1.75 inPublished:March 1, 2006Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0292712863

ISBN - 13:9780292712867

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Notes on the Revised Edition Damon WaittForeword to the First Edition Lady Bird JohnsonIntroduction Campbell LoughmillerAcanthaceae Acanthus or Wild Petunia FamilyAgavaceae Yucca, Century-Plant, or Agave FamilyAlismataceae Water-Plantain or Arrowhead FamilyAmaranthaceae Pigweed FamilyAnacardiaceae Sumac or Cashew FamilyApiaceae (Umbelliferae) Parsley or Carrot FamilyApocynaceae Dogbane or Oleander FamilyAraceae Arum or Calla FamilyAsclepiadaceae Milkweed FamilyAsteraceae (Compositae) Sunflower or Daisy FamilyBerberidaceae Barberry FamilyBignoniaceae Catalpa FamilyBoraginaceae Borage or Forget-Me-Not FamilyBrassicaceae (Cruciferae) Mustard FamilyCactaceae Cactus FamilyCampanulaceae Bluebell or Lobelia FamilyCapparidaceae Caper or Spiderflower FamilyCaprifoliaceae Honeysuckle FamilyCaryophyllaceae Pink FamilyCommelinaceae Dayflower or Spiderwort FamilyConvolvulaceae Morning-Glory FamilyCornaceae Dogwood FamilyCucurbitaceae Gourd FamilyDroseraceae Sundew FamilyEricaceae Heath FamilyEuphorbiaceae Spurge FamilyFabaceae (Leguminosae) Legume, Pea, or Bean FamilyFouquieriaceae Ocotillo or Candlewood FamilyFumariaceae Fumitory or Bleeding-Heart FamilyGentianaceae Gentian FamilyGeraniaceae Geranium FamilyHippocastanaceae Buckeye FamilyHydrophyllaceae Waterleaf FamilyIridaceae Iris FamilyKrameriaceae Rhatany or Krameria FamilyLamiaceae (Labiatae) Mint FamilyLentibulariaceae Bladderwort or Butterwort FamilyLiliaceae Lily FamilyLinaceae Flax FamilyLoasaceae Stickleaf FamilyLoganiaceae Logania or Strychnine FamilyLythraceae Loosestrife or Crape-Myrtle FamilyMagnoliaceae Magnolia FamilyMalvaceae Mallow FamilyMartyniaceae Unicorn-Plant FamilyMelastomataceae Meadow-Beauty FamilyNyctaginaceae Four-O'Clock FamilyNymphaeaceae Water-Lily FamilyOleaceae Olive FamilyOnagraceae Evening-Primrose FamilyOrchidaceae Orchid FamilyOxalidaceae Wood-Sorrel FamilyPapaveraceae Poppy FamilyPassifloraceae Passionflower FamilyPhytolaccaceae Pokeweed FamilyPolemoniaceae Phlox FamilyPolygalaceae Milkwort FamilyPolygonaceae Smartweed, Knotweed, or Buckwheat FamilyPontederiaceae Pickerelweed FamilyPortulacaceae Purslane FamilyPrimulaceae Primrose FamilyRanunculaceae Buttercup or Crowfoot FamilyRosaceae Rose FamilyRubiaceae Madder or Coffee FamilySapindaceae Soapberry FamilySarraceniaceae Pitcher-Plant FamilyScrophulariaceae Figwort, Snapdragon, or Foxglove FamilySolanaceae Potato or Nightshade FamilyStyracaceae Storax FamilyTheaceae Camellia FamilyVerbenaceae Vervain FamilyViolaceae Violet FamilyZygophyllaceae Caltrop FamilyAppendix: Guide to Taxonomic Updates in the Second EditionMapGlossaryIllustrated GlossaryBibliographyLatin Name IndexCommon Name IndexColor-Coded Index