Biology 317 Reference Books

"Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary"; by James G. Harris and Melinda Woolf Harris. 1994. Spring Lake Publishing, Spring Lake Utah [an very complete glossary with terms organized alphabetically and then again by part of the plant; available in UW Bookstore]

"Guide to Flowering Plant Families"; by Wendy B. Zomlefer. 1994. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC [an excellent, modern, description of selected, common families; incorporates new knowledge of family relationships; available in UW Bookstore]

"Flowering Plants of the World"; Edited by Heywood, V. H. 1993. Oxford University Press, New York. [color illustrated families of the world with descriptions; probably in UW Bookstore]

"The Identification of Flowering Plant Families": by P.H. Davis and J. Cullen. 1979. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. [this small book includes an illustrated glossary to floral structures and keys to all flowering plant families found in nature or in cultivation in North temperate regions of the world]

"The Plant-Book. A Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants". by D.J. Mabberley. 2nd ed. 1997. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. [This handy reference lists all family and generic and most common names alphabetically, with some facts about each. Dictionary format.]

"Bioscientific Terminology. Words from Latin and Greek Stems." by D.M. Ayers. 1972. University of Arizona Press. [This paperback textbook is available in the textbook section of the U. Bookstore for the course Classics 241. It is organized according to lessons, but a useful reference book because roots are indexed in the back and definitions and uses listed for each.]

"The Natural History of Puget Sound Country." by Arthur Krukeberg. 1991. University of Washington Press. [This is a very readable textbook on our biogeography with lots of interesting facts and useful photos and figures. I cribbed alot of my Phytogeography of PNW lecture from it. Art Krukeberg is Professor Emeritus in our former Botany Department. His specialty is Serpentine phytogeography.]