Trees, Shrubs, and Vines of the Texas Hill Country

Trees, Shrubs, and Vines of the Texas Hill Country

A Field Guide

Book - 2010
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If you imagine the Texas Hill Country solely as dry limestone slopes of cedar and scrub oak, prepare to have your eyes opened. The Edwards Plateau, upon which the Hill Country sits, is also a land of lush cypress-lined streams, diverse thickets, and shady hardwood bottomlands. Edged by canyonlands and intersected by creeks, these rocky hills support an abundance of trees, shrubs, and vines that provide food and cover for wildlife and create a distinct and durable landscape.

In this book, Jan Wrede has compiled a field guide to more than 125 species of mostly native, mostly woody plants of the Texas Hill Country. A thoughtful introduction discusses deer, cedar, water, oak wilt, and invasive species--timely issues of increasing importance for a growing number of Texas landowners. Plant descriptions contain information about the leaves, flowers, fruit, and bark of each plant and also give insights into the species' range and habits. A color photograph accompanies each account.

Especially useful is a comprehensive plant chart with tips about color, scent, flowering period, height, site preference, and wildlife and livestock utilization. A recommended reading list, a resource guide, and a glossary round out this information-packed book.

Publisher: College Station :, Texas A & M University Press,, [2010]
Edition: Second edition, revised.
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781603441889
1603441883
Branch Call Number: 582.1609764 WR
Characteristics: 259 pages : color illustrations, map ; 23 cm.

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