Weeds of the West – by Tom D. Whitson (Author, Editor) and others
Published by The Western Society of Weed Science
Weeds of the West is the foremost guide to identifying weeds in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Weeds compete with native plants, horticultural and agricultural crops, as well as poison livestock and people. The specific weeds depicted were selected for their abundance, ability to reproduce and to compete and spread rapidly. Descriptions, habitats and characteristics of each plant are also included in this handy reference guide. Learning to identify unwanted plants around the home, farm, or ranch will be much easier with this beautiful guide.
This easy-to-use guide contains over 900 brilliant color photographs showing the early growth stages, mature plants and features for positive identification of each weed discussed. Over one-third of this edition is newly revised and expanded with over 300 new photos. The book is organized by plant family, with species listed alphabetically; in addition, both common and Latin names are listed in an alphabetical index that lists the precise page numbers for each. For instance, if you are looking up an unknown kind of grass sprouting in your pasture or your yard, it is easy to look in the front for the pages on grasses and page through until you find it by picture. Or, if you have heard someone say that puncturevine is a weed common in Texas, but you don't know what plant family it is in, you can look in the index at the back of the book, find "puncturevine" (p. 621) and then go to pages 596-597 for pictures and a description. Whether you have lots of knowledge about plant families or only the name of your weed, this book can help you identify it and know if you need to get rid of it quickly.
Paperback: 628 pages
Environment: Outdoors, Crops, Orchards & Vineyards, Nursery, Household Use, Book