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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."

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, 7.25 × 4.5 × 0.75 inPublished:March 1, 2006Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0292712863

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Table of Contents

  • Notes on the Revised Edition (Damon Waitt)
  • Foreword to the First Edition (Lady Bird Johnson)
  • Introduction (Campbell Loughmiller)
  • Acanthaceae: Acanthus or Wild Petunia Family
  • Agavaceae: Yucca, Century-Plant, or Agave Family
  • Alismataceae: Water-Plantain or Arrowhead Family
  • Amaranthaceae: Pigweed Family
  • Anacardiaceae: Sumac or Cashew Family
  • Apiaceae (Umbelliferae): Parsley or Carrot Family
  • Apocynaceae: Dogbane or Oleander Family
  • Araceae: Arum or Calla Family
  • Asclepiadaceae: Milkweed Family
  • Asteraceae (Compositae): Sunflower or Daisy Family
  • Berberidaceae: Barberry Family
  • Bignoniaceae: Catalpa Family
  • Boraginaceae: Borage or Forget-Me-Not Family
  • Brassicaceae (Cruciferae): Mustard Family
  • Cactaceae: Cactus Family
  • Campanulaceae: Bluebell or Lobelia Family
  • Capparidaceae: Caper or Spiderflower Family
  • Caprifoliaceae: Honeysuckle Family
  • Caryophyllaceae: Pink Family
  • Commelinaceae: Dayflower or Spiderwort Family
  • Convolvulaceae: Morning-Glory Family
  • Cornaceae: Dogwood Family
  • Cucurbitaceae: Gourd Family
  • Droseraceae: Sundew Family
  • Ericaceae: Heath Family
  • Euphorbiaceae: Spurge Family
  • Fabaceae (Leguminosae): Legume, Pea, or Bean Family
  • Fouquieriaceae: Ocotillo or Candlewood Family
  • Fumariaceae: Fumitory or Bleeding-Heart Family
  • Gentianaceae: Gentian Family
  • Geraniaceae: Geranium Family
  • Hippocastanaceae: Buckeye Family
  • Hydrophyllaceae: Waterleaf Family
  • Iridaceae: Iris Family
  • Krameriaceae: Rhatany or Krameria Family
  • Lamiaceae (Labiatae): Mint Family
  • Lentibulariaceae: Bladderwort or Butterwort Family
  • Liliaceae: Lily Family
  • Linaceae: Flax Family
  • Loasaceae: Stickleaf Family
  • Loganiaceae: Logania or Strychnine Family
  • Lythraceae: Loosestrife or Crape-Myrtle Family
  • Magnoliaceae: Magnolia Family
  • Malvaceae: Mallow Family
  • Martyniaceae: Unicorn-Plant Family
  • Melastomataceae: Meadow-Beauty Family
  • Nyctaginaceae: Four-O'Clock Family
  • Nymphaeaceae: Water-Lily Family
  • Oleaceae: Olive Family
  • Onagraceae: Evening-Primrose Family
  • Orchidaceae: Orchid Family
  • Oxalidaceae: Wood-Sorrel Family
  • Papaveraceae: Poppy Family
  • Passifloraceae: Passionflower Family
  • Phytolaccaceae: Pokeweed Family
  • Polemoniaceae: Phlox Family
  • Polygalaceae: Milkwort Family
  • Polygonaceae: Smartweed, Knotweed, or Buckwheat Family
  • Pontederiaceae: Pickerelweed Family
  • Portulacaceae: Purslane Family
  • Primulaceae: Primrose Family
  • Ranunculaceae: Buttercup or Crowfoot Family
  • Rosaceae: Rose Family
  • Rubiaceae: Madder or Coffee Family
  • Sapindaceae: Soapberry Family
  • Sarraceniaceae: Pitcher-Plant Family
  • Scrophulariaceae: Figwort, Snapdragon, or Foxglove Family
  • Solanaceae: Potato or Nightshade Family
  • Styracaceae: Storax Family
  • Theaceae: Camellia Family
  • Verbenaceae: Vervain Family
  • Violaceae: Violet Family
  • Zygophyllaceae: Caltrop Family
  • Appendix: Guide to Taxonomic Updates in the Second Edition
  • Map
  • Glossary
  • Illustrated Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Latin Name Index
  • Common Name Index
  • Color-Coded Index