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Weeds of Canada and the Northern United States: A Guide for Identification

Category: Book
By (author): Dickinson, Richard
By (author): Royer, France
Subject:  GARDENING / Reference
  NATURE / Plants / General
  NATURE / Regional
Publisher: The University of Alberta Press, Lone Pine Publishing
Published: May 1999
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 470
Size: 8.50in x 5.50in x 0.80in
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From The Publisher*This impressive, richly illustrated field guide identifies more than 150 noxious weeds. 800 colour photos show the weeds at five critical stages and help to distinguish another 100 related species. Information on weed legislation by province and state is also listed. A first of its kind, this book is an extraordinary resource for a multitude of users, whether farmer, landscaper, weed specialist, or gardener.
From The Publisher*This impressive, richly illustrated field guide is an extraordinary resource for a multitude of users, whether farmer, landscaper, weed specialist or gardener. It identifies more than 150 noxious weeds and another 100 related species. Colour photographs show the weeds at five critical stages. Information on weed legislation by province and state is also listed.
Review Quote*"Very easy to use, this guide contains over 750 color photos and line drawings along with all the information you will need to ID weeds. Though it is written specifically for the North, many of these 175 species are found elsewhere as well. In the introduction, there is a quick, handy guide with thumbnail photos of plants in all stages of growth from mature ones to seedlings so you can quickly identify the species you have. The best means of control is determined by the life cycle of the weed, and this title will help you choose the right method. For each species, the author provides a complete description of all the plant parts along with quick ID tips, its distribution, similar species, its status as a weed in different states, and why the plant is of concern. Common names are given in English and French. The appendix contains a helpful illustrated glossary." Connie Krochmal, BellaOnline, Nov 2, 2005
Biographical NoteFrance Royer is a self-taught photographer. Richard Dickinson is a research associate of the Royal Ontario Museum and a graduate of the University of Alberta (B.Sc., Physical Geography). France and Richard have been working together since 1989 and operate a botanical and photographic service company. Their other titles with the University of Alberta Press are Weeds of Canada and the Northern United States, Wildflowers of Edmonton & Central Alberta, and Wildflowers of Calgary & Southern Alberta. Another of their works, Plants of Alberta was published by Lone Pine Publishing.