General Interest Article
An Illustrated Guide to Iowa Prairie Plants. Paul Christiansen and Mark Müller. 1999. University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, Iowa. IX + 237 pages. ISBN 0-87745-660-7 hdbd., ISBN 0-87745- 661-5 pbk.
Iowans are increasingly aware of the significance of the tallgrass prairie, and efforts to preserve and protect this once-widespread ecosystem are ongoing. An obvious focus of these efforts 1s to conserve the native flora. When Bison and Elk disappeared from the landscape and row-crop agriculture appeared, a few of the native plants remained in old cemeteries, along roadsides, and in a few prairie remnants. Workers are now attempting to revitalize our prairies with native biodiversity by finding native plants and selectively harvesting their seeds for use in restoration projects. Efforts to locate and protect remnant native plant populations usually require the assistance of knowledgeable volunteers.
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 2000 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
"Book Review: An Illustrated Guide to Iowa Prairie Plants,"
The Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS: Vol. 107:
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/jias/vol107/iss1/9