Shrub Identification Book

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2010-04-16
Publisher(s): HarperCollins Publications
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Fantastic guide!  March 24, 2011
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I think this textbook is great. I've been able to id almost every tree/shrub we've got in our woods, it is the best manual for the identification of shrubs and shrubby plants. The photographs are in black & white. There are a set of master pages and then sets of pages with flowers, leaves and fruits. All are very descriptive.

Shrub Identification Book: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


The Visual Method for the Practical Identification and Recognition of Shrubs (and vines and ground covers) -- and an important supplement to existing botanical methods.

This textbook is the best manual for the identification of shrubs and shrubby plants.

This textbook is in two parts: Pictorial Keys and Master Pages. The Keys are designed for easy visual comparison of details which look alike, narrowing the identification of a shrub to one of a small group -- the family or genus.

Then, in the Master Pages, the species of the shrub is determined, with similar details placed together to highlight differences within the family group, thus eliminating all other possibilities. The details of laurel blossoms on this plate are an example and are followed in the book by details of laurel fruit, leaves, and bark.

All of the 3,550 photographs were made specifically for use in this textbook and were taken either in the field or of fresh material carefully selected from the more than 20,000 specimens collected. Wherever possible, details such as leaves, fruit, twigs, etc., appear in actual size; otherwise, similar details are reproduced in the same scale.

Table of Contents

Thorns, Prickles, Bristles and Similar Growth
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