Shrubs and Woody Vines of Indiana and the Midwest : Identification, Wildlife Values, and Landscaping Use

Shrubs and Woody Vines of Indiana and the Midwest : Identification, Wildlife Values, and Landscaping Use (ePDF)

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 Shrubs and Woody Vines of Indiana and the Midwest : Identification, Wildlife Values, and Landscaping Use
Purdue University Press

Book Description

As the definitive identification guide to the shrubs and woody vines of Indiana, this book also provides coverage of 90% of the species to be found in surrounding Midwestern US states. As well as covering indigenous species, it also includes all currently known invasive shrubs. Written by two leading experts in plant taxonomy, the guide is prepared in the same attractive, easy-to-use format as the bestselling Native Trees of the Midwest. Descriptive text explains how to identify every species in any season, and original color photographs taken by Sally Weeks detail all important characteristics. The authors provide practical guidance concerning the potential ornamental value of each species for those interested in landscaping and also evaluate their potential value for encouraging wildlife. Designed for experts in natural resource management as well as the interested general public, the volume includes distribution maps, identification keys, and an index of both common and Latin names.


Book Reviews

The Herald Times [Bloomington, Indiana; May 5, 2012; by Bob Baird]

It was refreshing to run into a naturalist who knows her stuff and backs it up with a definitive volume with more than 1,000 color plates (her own) of leaves, stems, flowers, berries and landscape settings of shrubs and woody vines native to Indiana and surrounding states. Sally proved to be a personable, knowledgeable speaker who doesn’t drift into horticultural babble. Her writing style is equally fresh and engaging. Besides identifying my mystery shrub, she and husband Mick, a retired Purdue wildlife biologist, brought wonderful insights to our neck of the woods.

Indiana Native Plant and Wildlife Society [Indianapolis, Indiana; Vol. 19, No. 2, Summer 2012; by Barbara Plampin, Ph.D., field botanist, and Life Director of the Shirley Heinze Land Trust]

This book makes identification as easy as it gets. The authors combine original keys and easy-to-use classifications in the table of contents with abundant gorgeous color photographs.

About the Author(s):

Sally Spurgeon Weeks was born and grew up on a dairy farm near Winamac, Indiana. She "found" trees later in life, almost by accident while a student at Purdue University; they became her passion, Charles Deam her posthumous tutor, and photography her collection medium. She has received a BSF in wildlife management and a MS in Forestry from Purdue's Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. She has taught aspects of tree identification at Purdue for 15 years and now is responsible for teaching laboratory and recitation portions of Dendrology.

Harmon P. Weeks, Jr., is a professor of Wildlife Science in Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University, and has taught Habitat Management for thirty-five years.