Colorado flora: Western slope by William Alfred Weber, Ronald C. Wittmann

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By William Alfred Weber, Ronald C. Wittmann

This consultant, meant either for the scholar and scientist, bargains an entire, authoritative connection with the vegetation of Colorado. It discusses plant geography, specified botanical gains of the mountain levels, basins and plains, and clarify simple terminology. attention-grabbing anecdotes and introductions are given for every plant relatives, and tricks on recognising the biggest households are supplied in addition. every one quantity contains a whole word list, indices to universal and particular names, and enormous quantities of illustrations. This and its better half quantity, were considered as the main entire publications to be had and are necessary to readers drawn to Colorado's vegetation.

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P. cm.  Eastern slope" Introd. Includes index.  BotanyColorado.  PlantsIdentification.  Wittmann, Ronald C.  Title. 9788dc20 96-10209 CIP 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Page v This book is dedicated to The Colorado Native Plant Society Page vii CONTENTS Preface ix Introduction xiii Key to the Families 1 Ferns and Fern Allies 19 Gymnosperms 30 Angiosperms 34 Figures 352 Glossary of Terms 457 Index to Common Names 475 Index to Scientific Names 483 Photo Section 497 Page ix PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION A flora is never completed.

Although not endemics, there are some choice species that have been found only once: the maidenhair fern, Adiantum aleuticum, and the Arctic-Alpine Bupleurum triradiatum. In recent years there have been several field studies and collections made by University of Colorado workers, but the great bulk of the area has not been adequately investigated. Recently, interest has been shown by the botanists at Fort Lewis College in Durango, who are collecting actively. Page xvii Mesa Verde National Park has had a long history of floristic studies.

Ron has taught me all I know about computers and has been my chief trouble-shooter. We have done field work together in widely separated areasnot only in Colorado, where he has become a competent amateur botanist as well as an excellent mountaineer, but in the Southwestern U. , northern Mexico, and the Canary Islands. He has an eye for the unusual or rare species, and has often questioned some of my long-held but poorly thought-out taxonomic concepts. Over the past fifty years enormous changes have taken place in Colorado.

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