A guide to the plants that cause billions of dollars annually in crop loss and control measures including information on the harm that weeds cause, their benefits from weeds, and major habitats.A guide to the plants that cause billions of dollars annually in crop loss and control measures including information on the harm that weeds cause, their benefits from weeds, and major habitats.Read Less
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Weeds is one of many volumes in the lavishly illustrated Golden Guide series. This book serves as a guide to identification to the common weeds found in lawns, gardens, fields, roadsides, pastures, marshes, and aquatic areas in the United States. Range maps and full color paintings are provided for 131 genera and their species. The book describes both the harm weeds cause (cost to farmers, fire hazards, choking waterways, and harm to livestock) and the benefits of weeds (stabilizing the soil, food for birds and wildlife, and medicinal uses). We also learn why some weeds are so successful: they produce numerous seeds, their roots are very deep, they have remarkable devices for assuring widespread dispersal of their seeds, and their seeds can remain dormant for many years. In conclusion, Weeds is a concise and informative book and is great introduction to some of the most successful members of the plant kingdom.
Mar 19, 2009
This book is of course very basic but useful to most who have not been educated in the identification of various weeds. A good addition to a home-owners library.
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