Wyoming: New field guide to grasses available from UW extension
November 23, 2010
Methods of identifying Wyoming grasses are explained in a new publication from the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES).
The fifth edition of “A field guide to Wyoming grasses,” publication RJ-215, is available for $55 plus $5 for shipping and handling. Authors from three generations of students and researchers have contributed to its content with the intent to expand and refine the presentation of grasses for teaching, research and use by land managers.
Tribe, genus, species keys, vegetative and floral descriptions, ecological information and distribution maps of reported grasses in Wyoming have been updated. Detailed color photos of each species and corresponding plant morphology useful for identification are presented for each species.
Professor Emeritus Quentin Skinner of the Department of Renewable Resources in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources updated the third through fifth editions of the guide.
To order, go to http://ces.uwyo.edu, click the “Publications” link, then the “Search Bulletins” link, and type in RJ-215. Click on the publication title then the “Request Hard Copy” link. There will be order directions. To order by phone, contact the UW CES Resource Center at 307=766-2115.