A Field Guide to Eastern Trees : Eastern United States and Canada, Including the Midwest

by Roger Peterson, Janet Wehr, George Petrides


This field guide features detailed descriptions of 455 species of trees native to eastern North America, including the Midwest and the South. The 48 color plates, 11 black-and-white plates, and 26 text drawings show distinctive details needed for identification. Color photographs and 266 color range maps accompany the species descriptions.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780395904558
  • ISBN-10: 0395904552
  • Pages: 448
  • Publication Date: 07/15/1998
  • Carton Quantity: 20

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  • Find what you're looking for with Peterson Field Guides—their field-tested visual identification system is designed to help you differentiate thousands of unique species accurately every time.

     

    This field guide features detailed descriptions of 455 species of trees native to eastern North America, including the Midwest and the South. The 48 color plates, 11 black-and-white plates, and 26 text drawings show distinctive details needed for identification. Color photographs and 266 color range maps accompany the species descriptions.

  • Feather-leaved Palms, Tree-cacti, and Yuccas (Plate 48) These feather-leaved palms are native in s. Florida and have ring- scarred trunks free of old leafstalk bases. Their leafstalks are not thorny. The only tree cacti in the eastern U.S. occur in s. Florida. The yuccas range more widely.

    FLORIDA ROYALPALM Roystonea elata (Bartr.) F. Harper Pl. 48 The smooth, cement-colored and bulging lower trunk topped by a smooth bright-green crownshaft cylinder is distinctive. Ring scars faint. Fronds 15' or longer. Frond segments do not lie flat but grow all around the midrib. Height to 125'. Flowers greenish white, developing from a spearlike green spathe at the base of the 5'–6' long crownshaft. Fruits blue to purple, 1?2" in diameter, leathery. Rich soils, hammocks (swamp islands).