Weeds of the Northern U.S. and Canada: A Guide for Identification

Weeds of the Northern U.S. and Canada: A Guide for Identification
Author: 
France Royer and Richard Dickinson
Publisher: 
Edmonton: University of Alberta Press; Renton, Wash.: Lone Pine Publishing
Publication Date: 
1999
ISBN: 
1-551-05221-0

paper, 434 p., $21.95

This outstanding book might well displace every other popular work on the subject. It is a thorough and sound text for use in the home, office or field by anyone — meaning all of us — who needs to be better informed on weeds. Starting with Emerson's definition of a weed as "a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered," the knowledgeable authors familiarize the reader with the major facts about these plants and why they are, or should be, of concern. Fine color plates add a welcome new dimension, with photographs of seeds and seedlings of each species. It is hard to imagine anyone who would not benefit from the use of this incipient classic.

— John Swenson

Volume: 
2
Number: 
2