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Revisions of North American Grasses.

Smithsonian Institution

Revisions of North American Grasses.

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Published by s.n in S.l .
Written in English


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SeriesSmithsonian Contributions From US National Herbarium -- V.22,
ContributionsHitchcock, A., Chase, A.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21710743M

A review of the families of ornamental grasses explains botanical characteristics important to gardeners. The common name refers to the oat-like spikelets a basal mound of gray-green foliage with purplish colored inflorescence that shoot up to a height of 3 feet 1m in June or July. Schizachyrium scoparium Little bluestem : Another native to prairies, dry fields and open woods of North America. Tripsacum dactyloides Eastern gama grass : Native to wet swales and other moist locations from Massachusetts west to Nebraska and South to Texas. Even relatively shady gardens have points and moments when the sun's direct rays can work magic.

The design section features the imaginative use of grasses in myriad fine gardens, and a chapter on growing and maintaining grasses explains how to support such creations. Prefers moisture, but can tolerate dry conditions. It is being delayed until we have receipt of definitive generic treatments. Fact is, our native perform much better than introduced species and many of them are very decorative as well. There are hundreds of home grown grasses, but not all have ornamental value for gardens.

Still some states and British Columbia cover the mountains and Basins along with the Pacific and Northwest. The vast modern palette includes species and cultivated varieties suited for use as specimens, accents, groundcovers, masses, hedges, container subjects, and a host of other purposes. It was sent out to two individuals with a special interest in the genus some time ago and has been substantially revised to reflect their comments. The second is an assistant scientific editor on the project and a graduate student in the College of Natural Resources.


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Revisions of North American Grasses. book

Since many birds feed on insects and feed insects or insect larvae to their young, From Chapter 5 "Designing with Grasses" Ornamental grasses are a stunningly versatile group, offering myriad possibilities in the garden limited only by the imagination of the designer.

Before you get started, there are several things you need to know about native grasses. Library Journal.

Our goal is to be ready to do this in November. He has done for these plants what was so admirably done in his other works—brought the vast and scattered literature on plant names, and in this case, too, their uses, into coherent order so that the inquisitive scholar can get a foothold. Each of the species is given thorough botanical description, including various aspects of its morphology size, shape, form of culms, blades, panicles, spikes, and flowers and height, proper planting season, and range of distribution are noted.

Right Image: The sun's backlighting enhances the already-gold autumn foliage and reddish brown spikelets of wild-oats. Hardy to Zone 4 Tridens flavus Purpletop, tall redtop : Native to meadows, fields and openings in eastern North America.

Schizachyrium scoparium Little bluestem : Another native to prairies, dry fields and open woods of North America. A review of the families of ornamental grasses explains botanical characteristics important to gardeners. Treatments reviewed, not ready for Web: This is the largest category for generic treatments.

Native Grasses are some of my favorite plants to grow in my gardens. Why native? The two medium-sized genera being prepared for formal review are XElyhordeum 10 species and Deschampsia 7 species. The tallest North American member of the genus, it grows 5 to 8 feet 1. Yet, the grasses offer and have offered food and protection for birds and bison.

Park S. This guide provides identification keys, species descriptions, photographs of each species both in the field and through a microscopehabitats, and range maps. Yes, some grasses will do well in partial shade and there are sedges for moist shady spots.

The most highly ornamental of all the Muhly grasses, with dark green foliage topped by delicate flower panicles in vibrant pink to pink-red. These data, like the records for other grass genera in the herbariums database, are used in developing the maps used in the published volume.

Elymus virginicus Virginia wild rye : A clump forming species, native to much of eastern North America. The unprecedented popularity grasses now enjoy can be attributed partly to this development; however, there are other factors fueling the current enthusiasm that are sure to influence the place grasses will hold in tomorrow's gardens.

Text and illustration pages are near flawless. Easily grown on mist or periodically wet soils in full sun or light shade.

Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses: Sedges, Rushes, Restios, CatTails and Selected Bamboos

Panicum virgatum Common switchgrass Native to prairies and open fields from eastern Canada through most of the United States except the west coast. Still some states and British Columbia cover the mountains and Basins along with the Pacific and Northwest.

Following this tradition, this book provides a detailed treatment of the perennial grasses Poaceaesedges Cyperaceaerushes Juncaceaerestios Restionaceaeand cat-tails Typhaceae available to modern gardeners, as well as selected bamboos Poaceae.

Blue stem can offer a dramatic display in your landscape or gardens no matter what. The vast modern palette includes species and cultivated varieties suited for use as specimens, accents, groundcovers, masses, hedges, container subjects, and a host of other purposes.

Short lived, but self sows and is ideal for meadow and prairie restorations. Second Edition Revised. Working with Light in the Garden To best capture the inherent translucency and luminous possibilities of ornamental grasses, it is important to develop an awareness of the direction, strength, and periods of sunlight in the garden.FIELD GUIDE TO THE GRASSES OF OREGON AND WASHINGTON Download Field Guide To The Grasses Of Oregon And Washington ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format.

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Book Description: This book is designed to serve as a reference work, classroom textbook, and field manual for botanists, naturalists, and students interested in learning to identify and learn about the distinguishing features of grasses of the northeastern United States.

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