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A field guide to trees and shrubs : field marks of all trees, shrubs, and woody vines that grow wild in the Northeastern and North-Central United States and in southeastern and south-central Canada

Author: George A Petrides; Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1958.
Series: Peterson field guide series, 11.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Petrides, George A.
Field guide to trees and shrubs.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1958
(OCoLC)651940078
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George A Petrides; Roger Tory Peterson
OCLC Number: 555328
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxix, 431 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.
Contents: How to use this book --
Tree silhouettes --
Section I. Plants with needle-like or scale-like leaves; mostly evergreens. Conifers with needles in bundles: pines and larches ; Conifers with flat needles ; Conifers with four-sided needles: spruces ; Conifers with scale-like or three-sided leaves ; Needle-bearing, non-cone-bearing evergreens --
Section II. Broad-leaved plants with opposite compound leaves. Vines with opposite compound leaves ; Shrubs with opposite compound leaves ; Trees with opposite feather-compound leaves: ashes, ashleaf maple, and corktree ; Trees with opposite fan-compound leaves: buckeyes --
Section III. Broad-leaved plants with opposite simple leaves. Low creeping and trailing shrubs (and American mistletoe) ; Vines with opposite simple leaves (includes climbing honeysuckles) ; Honeysuckles: erect shrubs ; Dogwoods ; Miscellaneous plants with opposite leaves not toothed ; Plants with opposite or whorled heart-shaped leaves that are not toothed ; Miscellaneous shrubs with opposite toothed leaves ; Viburnums ; Maples --
Section IV. Broad-leaved plants with alternate compound leaves. Prickly brambles ; Erect thorny trees and shrubs ; Thornless trifoliates ; Sumacs ; Walnuts and similar trees ; Hickories ; Miscellaneous species with alternate once-compound leaves ; Thornless plants with leaves twice-compound --
Section V. Broad-leaved plants with alternate simple leaves. Low creeping or trailing shrubs ; Greenbriers ; Grapes (and Ampelopsis and Boston ivy) ; Moonseeds ; Miscellaneous vines climbing without tendrils ; Miscellaneous upright thorny plants ; Hawthorns ; Thorny currant and gooseberries ; Thornless currants ; Miscellaneous plants with fan-lobed leaves ; Plants with leaves fan-lobed or fan-veined --
Plates --
Section V. (continued) Poplars ; Oaks ; Magnolias Elms and water-elm ; Ironwood, hornbeam, hazelnuts, and alders ; Birches ; Cherries and thornless plums ; Juneberries ; Willows ; Miscellaneous plants with three bundle scars ; Miscellaneous plants with three (or more) bundle scars ; Spireas ; Hollies ; Blueberries ; Huckleberries, bilberries, and relatives ; Azaleas ; Evergreen heaths ; Non-evergreen heaths with toothed leaves ; Miscellaneous plants with one bundle scar --
Appendixes: A. Winter key to plants with opposite leaf scars ; B. Winter key to plants with alternate leaf scars ; C. Key to trees in leafy condition ; D. Key to trees in leafless condition ; E. Plant relationships ; F. The meaning of botanical terms ; G. Table for converting inches to millimeters.
Series Title: Peterson field guide series, 11.
Responsibility: Illustrates by George A. Petrides (leaf and twig plates) [and] Roger Tory Peterson (flowers, fruits, silhouettes).

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