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Landscape Plants for Texas and Environs

Michael A. Arnold


An excellent plant materials book focused on the important species unique to Texas and the surrounding states.  Dr Michael Arnold, professor of horticultural sciences at Texas A&M University, is well known through his work at A&M and the professional presentations he has made throughout Texas and other areas.  The book includes a large number of color photos to compliment the text material.

Table of Contents:

 General Concepts

     Taxonomy and Morphology

     Morphological Terminology

     Illustrated Morphology

     General Terminology and Definitions

     Overall Plant Development of Woody Plants

     Plant Hardiness or Adaptability

     Texas Regional Conditions

     Genetic Variation

     Family Descriptions

Selected Landscape Taxa

     General Introduction

     Annuals and Herbaceous Perennials

     Bulbs, Corms, and Tubers

     Cacti and Succulents

     Ornamental Grasses, Bamboo, and Palms

     Vines and Ground Covers

     Small and Medium Shrubs

     Large Shrubs and Small Trees

     Medium and Large Trees


Master List of References and Literature Cited

Index of Scientific and Common Names