Catalogue


The ROM field guide to wildflowers of Ontario /
Timothy Dickinson ... [et al.].
imprint
Toronto : ROM, 2004.
description
416 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
0771076525 :
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Book
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imprint
Toronto : ROM, 2004.
isbn
0771076525 :
catalogue key
5141605
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Summaries
Main Description
The latest in the ROM's acclaimed series of beautiful and authoritative field guides Guaranteed to appeal to everyone from the casual Sunday stroller to the most dedicated amateur botanist, The ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario is researched, written, and designed specifically for the Ontario reader and visitor. It is the most authoritative, easy to use, and beautifully designed guide to Ontario wildflowers available, with a stunning selection of photographs unsurpassed anywhere. This landmark publication features: Detailed and clearly written descriptions of 400 of Ontario's most common wildflowers, including notes on habitat, characteristic features of each species' leaves, flowers, and fruits; description of similar species; and in many cases interesting additional information about the plant, such as traditional uses, origin of its name, and biology. Approximately 1,000 stunning full-colour photographs drawn from the ROM's celebrated collection of more than 50,000 botanical photos. Specially designed colour-coded key to assist identification. Handy size and format, with photos and description for each species all on one page. Sized to fit in a backpack or pocket, with stitched binding and rugged cover for extra durability. Glossary of botanical terms and index.
Main Description
The latest in the ROM's acclaimed series of beautiful and authoritative field guides Guaranteed to appeal to everyone from the casual Sunday stroller to the most dedicated amateur botanist,The ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontariois researched, written, and designed specifically for the Ontario reader and visitor. It is the most authoritative, easy to use, and beautifully designed guide to Ontario wildflowers available, with a stunning selection of photographs unsurpassed anywhere. This landmark publication features: Detailed and clearly written descriptions of 400 of Ontario's most common wildflowers, including notes on habitat, characteristic features of each species' leaves, flowers, and fruits; description of similar species; and in many cases interesting additional information about the plant, such as traditional uses, origin of its name, and biology. Approximately 1,000 stunning full-colour photographs drawn from the ROM's celebrated collection of more than 50,000 botanical photos. Specially designed colour-coded key to assist identification. Handy size and format, with photos and description for each species all on one page. Sized to fit in a backpack or pocket, with stitched binding and rugged cover for extra durability. Glossary of botanical terms and index.
Unpaid Annotation
"The latest in the ROM's acclaimed series of beautiful and authoritative field guides Guaranteed to appeal to everyone from the casual Sunday stroller to the most dedicated amateur botanist, "The ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario is researched, written, and designed specifically for the Ontario reader and visitor. It is the most authoritative, easy to use, and beautifully designed guide to Ontario wildflowers available, with a stunning selection of photographs unsurpassed anywhere. This landmark publication features: - Detailed and clearly written descriptions of 400 of Ontario's most common wildflowers, including notes on habitat, characteristic features of each species' leaves, flowers, and fruits; description of similar species; and in many cases interesting additional information about the plant, such as traditional uses, origin of its name, and biology.- Approximately 1,000 stunning full-colour photographs drawn from the ROM's celebrated collection of more than 50,000botanical photos.- Specially designed colour-coded key to assist identification.- Handy size and format, with photos and description for each species all on one page.- Sized to fit in a backpack or pocket, with stitched binding and rugged cover for extra durability.- Glossary of botanical terms and index.
Main Description
The latest in the ROM's acclaimed series of beautiful and authoritative field guides Guaranteed to appeal to everyone from the casual Sunday stroller to the most dedicated amateur botanist, The ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontariois researched, written, and designed specifically for the Ontario reader and visitor. It is the most authoritative, easy to use, and beautifully designed guide to Ontario wildflowers available, with a stunning selection of photographs unsurpassed anywhere. This landmark publication features: Detailed and clearly written descriptions of 400 of Ontario's most common wildflowers, including notes on habitat, characteristic features of each species' leaves, flowers, and fruits; description of similar species; and in many cases interesting additional information about the plant, such as traditional uses, origin of its name, and biology. Approximately 1,000 stunning full-colour photographs drawn from the ROM's celebrated collection of more than 50,000 botanical photos. Specially designed colour-coded key to assist identification. Handy size and format, with photos and description for each species all on one page. Sized to fit in a backpack or pocket, with stitched binding and rugged cover for extra durability. Glossary of botanical terms and index.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 6
Using This Bookp. 14
Guide to Recognizing Plant Partsp. 16
Keys to Common Ontario Wildflowersp. 27
Species Accounts
Paleoherbsp. 51
Cabombaceae / Water-shield Familyp. 52
Nymphaeaceae / Water-lily Familyp. 53
Monocotsp. 55
Acoraceae / Sweet-flag Familyp. 56
Alismataceae / Water-plantain Familyp. 57
Alliaceae / Onion Familyp. 59
Araceae / Arum Familyp. 60
Butomaceae / Flowering-rush Familyp. 64
Eriocaulaceae / Pipewort Familyp. 65
Hemerocallidaceae / Day-lily Familyp. 66
Hydrocharitaceae/ Frog's-bit Familyp. 67
Iridaceae / Iris Familyp. 68
Juncaginaceae / Arrow-grass Familyp. 70
Liliaceae / Lily Familyp. 71
Melanthiaceae / Bunchflower Familyp. 78
Orchidaceae / Orchid Familyp. 82
Pontederiaceae / Pickerelweed Familyp. 102
Ruscaceae / Butcher's-broom Familyp. 104
Smilacaceae / Carrion-flower Familyp. 109
Sparganiaceae / Bur-reed Familyp. 110
Tofieldiaceae / False-asphodel Familyp. 111
Typhaceae / Cattail Familyp. 112
Xyridaceae / Yellow-eyed Grass Familyp. 113
Magnoliidsp. 114
Aristolochiaceae / Birthwort Familyp. 115
Saururaceae / Lizard's-tail Familyp. 116
Eudicotsp. 117
Amaranthaceae / Amaranth Family (including Chenopodiaceae / Goosefoot Family)p. 118
Apiaceae / Carrot or Parsley Familyp. 122
Apocynaceae / Dogbane Family (including Asclepiadaceae / Milkweed Family)p. 134
Araliaceae / Ginseng Familyp. 140
Asteraceae / Aster Familyp. 143
Balsaminaceae / Touch-me-not or Jewelweed Familyp. 197
Berberidaceae / Barberry Familyp. 198
Boraginaceae / Borage Familyp. 201
Brassicaceae / Mustard Familyp. 207
Campanulaceae / Bellflower Family (including Lobeliaceae / Lobelia Family)p. 222
Caprifoliaceae / Honeysuckle Familyp. 229
Caryophyllaceae / Pink Familyp. 231
Celastraceae / Staff-tree Familyp. 238
Convolvulaceae / Morning-glory Familyp. 239
Cornaceae / Dogwood Familyp. 242
Crassulaceae / Stonecrop Familyp. 243
Cucurbitaceae / Gourd Familyp. 244
Dipsacaceae / Teasel Familyp. 246
Droseraceae / Sundew Familyp. 247
Ericaceae / Health Family (including Monotropaceae / Indian-pipe Family, and Pyrolaceae / Wintergreen Family)p. 248
Euphorbiaceae / Spurge Familyp. 259
Fabaceae / Pea or Bean Familyp. 260
Gentianaceae / Gentian Familyp. 275
Geraniaceae / Geranium Familyp. 278
Hydrophyllaceae / Waterleaf Familyp. 280
Hypericaceae / St. John's-wort Familyp. 281
Lamiaceae / Mint Familyp. 284
Lentibulariaceae / Bladderwort Familyp. 300
Lythraceae / Loosestrife Familyp. 303
Malvaceae / Mallow Familyp. 305
Melastomataceae / Meadow-beauty Familyp. 307
Menyanthaceae / Buckbean Familyp. 308
Onagraceae / Evening-primrose Familyp. 310
Orobanchaceae / Broom-rape Familyp. 314
Oxalidaceae / Wood-sorrel Familyp. 320
Papaveraceae / Poppy Family (including Fumariaceae / Fumewort Family)p. 321
Parnassiaceae / Grass-of-Parnassus Familyp. 325
Phrymaceae / Lopseed Familyp. 326
Phytolaccaceae / Pokeweed Familyp. 328
Plantaginaceae / Plantain Familyp. 329
Polemoniaceae / Phlox Familyp. 335
Polygalaceae / Milkwort Familyp. 336
Polygonaceae / Smartweed or Buckwheat Familyp. 337
Portulacaceae / Purslane Familyp. 341
Primulaceae / Primrose Familyp. 343
Ranunculaceae / Buttercup or Crowfoot Familyp. 348
Rosaceae / Rose Familyp. 362
Rubiaceae / Madder Familyp. 374
Santalaceae / Sandalwood Familyp. 377
Sarraceniaceae /Pitcher-plant Familyp. 378
Saxifragaceae / Saxifrage Familyp. 379
Scrophulariaceae / Figwort Familyp. 382
Solanaceae / Nightshade Familyp. 383
Urticaceae / Nettle Familyp. 386
Verbenaceae / Vervain Familyp. 388
Violaceae / Violet Familyp. 389
Further Information on Ontario Wildflowersp. 394
Index of Scientific Terminologyp. 398
Index of Common and Scientific Names of Plantsp. 400
Photographs and Illustrationsp. 414
Acknowledgementsp. 415
About the Authorsp. 416
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