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Remarkable Plants of Texas: Uncommon Accounts of Our Common Natives is available for purchase through the Wildflower Center Store

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Remarkable Plants of Texas: Uncommon Accounts of Our Common Natives

Author(s): Matt Warnock Turner

Year: 2009

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292718519

Subject: Edible Plants, Medicinal Plants, Natural History, Poisonous Plants, Useful Plants

Comments: In this intriguing book, Matt Warnock Turner explores the little-known facts—be they archaeological, historical, material, medicinal, culinary, or cultural—behind our familiar botanical landscape. In sixty-five entries that cover over eighty of our most common native plants from trees, shrubs, and wildflowers to grasses, cacti, vines, and aquatics, he traces our vast array of connections with plants. Turner looks at how people have used plants for food, shelter, medicine, and economic subsistence; how plants have figured in the historical record and in Texas folklore; how plants nourish wildlife; and how some plants have unusual ecological or biological characteristics. Illustrated with over one hundred color photos and organized for easy reference, Remarkable Plants of Texas can function as a guide to individual species as well as an enjoyable natural history of our most fascinating native plants (University of Texas Press).

Last Updated: 2009-02-26

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