By Matt Warnock Turner
With a few 6,000 species of crops, Texas has remarkable botanical wealth and variety. studying to spot vegetation is step one in figuring out their very important position in nature, and lots of box courses were released for that goal. yet to totally enjoy how Texas's local vegetation have sustained humans and animals from prehistoric instances to the current, you would like Remarkable vegetation of Texas.
In this fascinating publication, Matt Warnock Turner explores the little-known facts—be they archaeological, historic, fabric, medicinal, culinary, or cultural—behind our widely used botanical panorama. In sixty-five entries that disguise over 80 of our most typical local crops from bushes, shrubs, and wildflowers to grasses, cacti, vines, and aquatics, he strains our giant array of connections with crops. Turner appears to be like at how humans have used crops for foodstuff, defend, medication, and monetary subsistence; how crops have figured within the historic checklist and in Texas folklore; how crops nourish natural world; and the way a few vegetation have strange ecological or organic features. Illustrated with over 100 colour pictures and arranged for simple reference, Remarkable crops of Texas can functionality as a advisor to person species in addition to an relaxing common historical past of our such a lot attention-grabbing local plants.