The Shrub Identification Book : The Visual Method for the Practical Identification of Shrubs, Including Woody Vines and Ground Covers is in two parts, Pictorial Keys and Master Pages. It covers native shrubs common to the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada.The Keys are designed for easy visual comparison of details which look alike, narrowing the identification of a shrub to one of a small group–the family or genus. Then in the Master Pages, the species of the shrub is determined, with similar details placed together to highlight differences within the family groups. All of the 3550 photographs were made specifically for use in this book and were taken either in the field or of fresh material carefully selected from the more than 20,000 specimens collected. Whenever possible, details such as leaves, fruit, twigs, etc., appear in actual size.
Softcover, 380 pages, b&w photographs. 8.5 x 11 inches.