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Colorado Flora by William A. Weber, Ronald C. Wittmann

By William A. Weber, Ronald C. Wittmann

This consultant, meant either for the coed and scientist, bargains a whole, authoritative connection with the vegetation of Colorado. It discusses plant geography, precise botanical good points of the mountain levels, basins and plains, and clarify easy terminology. fascinating anecdotes and introductions are given for every plant family members, and tricks on recognising the biggest households are supplied to boot. every one quantity incorporates a whole word list, indices to universal and particular names, and 1000s of illustrations. This and its spouse quantity, were considered as the main whole courses on hand and are necessary to readers attracted to Colorado's flowers.

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Place the number in big, bold black characters in the middle of the newspaper sheet (edges of sheets tend to get gnawed by use or rodents). For each collecting foray, start a new heading: state, county, locality, altitude (rounded out to the nearest 500 feet or 100 meters is good enough), and date. Follow this with your numbers; ecological situation and supplemental information can be added after the number. Sticking to a standard routine will make it easier to produce labels, either by hand, or on a computer program.

Carpels numerous (over 6), separate and distinct, in a whorl or ball. Alismataceae, WATER-PLANTAIN FAMILY Page 5 7b. Carpels 3 or 6 (8) 8a. Ovary wholly inferior, the floral parts attached to the top of the ovary (9) 8b. Ovary superior or only partly inferior (11) 9a. Flowers radially symmetrical; leaves gladiate. Iridaceae, IRIS FAMILY 9b. Flowers bilaterally symmetrical; leaves not gladiate (10) 10a. Flowers large, slipper-shaped with a rounded toe; leaves more than 1; functional stamens 2. Cypripediaceae, LADY'S SLIPPER FAMILY 10b.

Gynoecium compound (more than 1 placenta, style, or stigma) (27) 26a. [25] Stamens and petals attached to the rim of the calyx tube (hypanthium). Rosaceae, ROSE FAMILY 26b. Stamens and petals not attached to the calyx tube. Fabaceae/Leguminosae, PEA FAMILY 27a. [25] Petals inserted on the throat of a bell-shaped or tubular calyx. Lythraceae, LOOSESTRIFE FAMILY 27b. Petals inserted on the receptacle; calyx of separate or united sepals (28) 28a. [28] Ovules attached to base of ovary or to a free-central placenta (29) 28b.

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