Designed as a light-weight and field-portable reference booklet, Wild Edible Plants of Texas highlights the Lone Star State's most important edible wild plants. To the point and understandable, this guide best suits the prepper or outdoor enthusiast in need of a salient introduction to the field. No fluff. Just the facts.Each of the 62 entries are comprised of the following sections: Range and Habitat, Edible Uses, Medicinal Uses (when applicable), Cautions, and Special Notes. Both common and scientific names are listed. Over 130 color photos assist in identification and in many cases showcase each plant's choice edible part. Every profile is assigned a Texas-only location map and a seasonal guide on the best harvesting time. A general index is included as are a dozen photos of the state's poisonous plants.Some of the entries have a greater-than Texas range, however many are uniquely Texan, and hail from a specific region. West Texas' Chihuahuan Desert, the Hill Country of the Edwards Plateau, the Plains of the Panhandle, and the Piney Woods and Swamplands of the state's Coastal Plain all are botanically represented.The following plants are covered: Agave, Algerita, Amaranth, Arrowhead, Bastard Cabbage, Black Cherry, Blackberry, Bumelia, Cattail, Cholla, Dayflower, Devil's Claw, Dewberry, Dock, Dwarf Palmetto, Elder, Flameflower, Graythorn, Ground Cherry, Hackberry, Hickory, Indian Strawberry, Jewels of Opar, Kudzu, Lambsquarters, Lemonade Berry, London Rocket, Lotus, Madrone, Mallow, Mesquite, Mulberry, Nettle, Oak, Passionflower, Pawpaw, Pecan, Pennywort, Persimmon, Pokeweed, Prickly Pear, Purslane, Redbud, Rusty Blackhaw, Sorrel, Sow Thistle, Spring Beauty, Sugarberry, Thistle, Turk's Cap, Walnut, Wild Gourd, Wild Grape, Wild Oats, Wild Onion, Wild Plum, Wild Sunflower, Winecup, Yellow Nutsedge, Yucca (Fruit), Yucca (Stalk), and Yaupon Holly.
Successful reproduction is the basis not only for the stability of the species in their natural habitat but also for productivity of our crop plants. Therefore, knowledge on reproductive ecology of wild and cultivated plants is important for effective management of our dwindling biodiversity and for the sustainability and improvement of the yield in crop species. Conservation and management of our plant diversity is going to be a major challenge in the coming decades, particularly in the tropical countries which are rich in biodiversity. Reproductive failure is the main driver for pushing a large number of tropical species to vulnerable category. Available data on reproductive ecology on tropical species is very limited and there is an urgent need to initiate research on these lines. A major limitation for the beginners to take up research is the absence of simple concise work manuals that provide step-wise procedures to study all aspects of reproductive ecology.
The Manual fills this void. Over 60 protocols described in the manual cover the whole spectrum of reproductive ecology - study sites and species, phenology, floral morphology and sexuality, pollen and pistil biology, pollination ecology, breeding system, seed biology, seed dispersal and seedling recruitment. Each chapter gives a concise conceptual account of the topic before describing the protocols. The Manual caters to researchers, teachers and students who are interested in any aspect of reproductive ecology of flowering plants -- botanists, ecologists, agri-horticulturists, foresters, entomologists, plant breeders and conservation biologists.
Perfect for introductory science and biology lessons!
This book is about a little girl who grew up knowing too much about pain. One day as an adult, all the pain came rushing to the surface, and she knew she had to find help. This is the story of her journey and how she learned that forgiveness is healing. The book is a series of letters written to you, the reader, making it easy to read.
All cultures and continents have a range of naturally occurring Adaptogens, the most powerful and safest plants that have full mind-body effects and increase the body's natural resilience and adaptability. Most of the Adaptogens you can buy or read about come from China or other places in Asia. This is inconvenient and shows a degree of disconnection from local plant resources and the vast powers of plants in every geographical space. American and European plants are every bit as efficient and vitalizing as their Asian counterparts, and recognizing this fact makes it easier to introduce Adaptogens to a larger number of people, and it reduces the global destructive impact upon the Asian flora. Thirty of the most powerful and useful adaptogens are presented here, a wide range of plants with powerful and diverse effect in the human mind and body. Make your way into your natural heritage, the landscape fo plants which can fully support you throughout a lifetime, and should be a part of your daily intake. Thirty Adaptogens for Strength in All Body Systems, Vitality, Resilience, Relaxation, Happiness and Life-Long Health. And an Overview of the Best Herbal Collections: Herbs for the Mind, Herbs for Headaches, Herbs for Digestion, Herbs for Colds, Herbs for Fever, Herbs for Wounds and Cuts, Herbs for Head Injury, Herbs for Broken Bones, Herbs for Burns and Sunburns Herbs for Poisonous Bites Herbs for Bruises Strains and Sprains Herbs for Boils and Abscesses Herbs for Tooth Health and Pain Herbs for Nerve Injuries