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dc.contributor.authorAnderton, Laurel K.
dc.contributor.authorBarkworth, Mary E.
dc.date2009
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:47:17Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:47:17Z
dc.identifierCUPress_9780874217773o
dc.identifierBKSaCUPR100360
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/87968
dc.descriptionEdited by Laurel K. Anderton and Mary E. Barkwroth. Illustrated by Cindy Talbot Roché, Linda Ann Vorobik, Sandy Long, Annaliese Miller, Bee F. Gunn, and Christine Roberts.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references and index.
dc.description.abstractGrasses are an integral component of almost all terrestrial ecosystems, both natural and artificial. In some areas they are conspicuous, dominating the vegetation over large areas in others, they are easily overlooked, our eyes being drawn first to trees, shrubs, and colorful flowers. Nevertheless, they are, in many respects, the worlds most successful plants, growing from tropical rain forests to arctic tundra, from ocean beaches to freshwater streams and lakes, and from strongly saline to strongly acidic soils. Their success can be attributed to many factors, not least the ability of pooid grasses to grow in cold climates, a remarkable achievement for plants whose ancestors evolved in tropical forests. Other lineages are more conspicuous in warm climates, the andropogonoid grasses that are most abundant in areas with a monsoonal climate, and panicoid grasses that flourish in warm climates with more or less evenly distributed rainfall--Balogh International.
dc.description.tableofcontentsTaxonomic Treatments -- POACEAE or GRAMINEAE -- Key to Tribes -- BAMBUSOIDEAE -- EHRHARTOIDEAE -- POOIDEAE -- ARUNDINOIDEAE -- CHLORIDOIDEAE -- DANTHONIOIDEAE -- ARISTIDOIDEAE -- PANICOIDEAE -- Illustrations -- Distribution Maps
dc.format.extentxi, 559 pages
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.rights©2009 Intermountain Herbarium, Utah State University
dc.subject.lcshGrasses -- Great Basin -- Identification
dc.titleGrasses of the Intermountain Region
dc.typeBook
dc.publisher.originalIntermountain Herbarium, Utah State University
dc.identifier.schemaCSU Core v. 1.1
dc.rights.accessAccess is limited to the Adams State University, Colorado State University, Colorado State University Pueblo, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University Denver, Regis University, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Denver, University of Northern Colorado, Utah State University and Western State Colorado University communities only.
dc.contributor.artistRoché, Cindy Talbot
dc.contributor.artistVorobik, Linda Ann
dc.contributor.artistLong, Sandy
dc.contributor.artistMiller, Annaliese
dc.contributor.artistGunn, Bee F.
dc.contributor.artistRoberts, Christine


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