Authoritative, easily accessible guide omits lengthy technical descriptions in favor of easy-to-use keys covering such characteristics as leaves, twigs, bark, buds, seeds, stems, fruit or fruit stalks, and other identifying traits. Over 300 pen-and-ink drawings by Maud H. Purdy, noted botanical illus... read more
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Authoritative, easily accessible guide omits lengthy technical descriptions in favor of easy-to-use keys covering such characteristics as leaves, twigs, bark, buds, seeds, stems, fruit or fruit stalks, and other identifying traits. Over 300 pen-and-ink drawings by Maud H. Purdy, noted botanical illustrator. "I recommend this book most highly." — Farida A. Wiley, American Museum of Natural History.
Reprint of the Harper & Brothers, New York, 1956 edition.
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