One man's wild flower is another man's weed, but the chief drawback of this book is not so much the aspersion cast on the...

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WEEDS

One man's wild flower is another man's weed, but the chief drawback of this book is not so much the aspersion cast on the common daisy and water lily as the availability of much of the information in standard books on plants which don't make the distinction; certainly this is true of the opening section on general characteristics in which the identification--weeds--may be misleading. Most of the balance is devoted to descriptions of each of approximately fifty widespread land and water weeds, with a line drawing illustrating the conformation, and sometimes the parts, of each. In the separate entries, field guide-type information is supplemented by specifics on why the plant is considered a nuisance; two pages at the close provide sensible advice on prevention and eradication. Potentially useful primarily for cross-pollination between 580 and 630.

Pub Date: April 15, 1968

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Crowell

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1968