ERIC Number: ED340851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Identifying and Selecting Plants for the Landscape. Volume 23, Number 5.
Rodekohr, Sherie; Harris, Clark Richard
This handbook on identifying and selecting landscape plants can be used as a reference in landscaping courses or on an individual basis. The first of two sections, Identifying Plants for the Landscape, contains the following tables: shade tree identification; flowering tree identification; evergreen tree identification; flowering shrub identification; evergreen shrub identification; ground cover and vine identification; perennial identification; and turfgrass identification. For plants listed in these tables, the following information is provided: common name, botanical name, form, branching habit, growth habit, stem, buds, leaf arrangement, venation, type of leaf, leaf shape, margin shape, tip shape, base shape, leaf color, bark characteristics, leaf surface, and unique characteristics. The second section, Selecting Plants for the Landscape, contains the following tables: shade tree selection; flowering tree selection; evergreen tree selection; flowering shrub selection; evergreen shrub selection; ground cover and vine selection; perennial selection; and turfgrass selection. For plants in these tables, some or all of the following information is given: common name, botanical name, height, width, form, growth rate, hardiness zone, use in landscape, texture, leaf color, flowering color, length of bloom, fruiting time/type, fertilizer requirements, soil conditions, water requirements, light requirements, temperature requirements, transplantability, disease problems, insect problems, pruning method/time, special considerations, life span, and unique characteristics. A list of 23 references is included. (NLA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Botany, Floriculture, Higher Education, Landscaping, Ornamental Horticulture, Plant Growth, Plant Identification, Selection, Trees, Turf Management
Instructional Materials Laboratory, University of Missouri, 2316 Industrial Drive, Columbia, MO 65202 (order no. 10-2020-S: $7.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Instructional Materials Lab.
Note: For the Instructor Guide, see ED 325 708.