Submitted to: Complete Book
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/30/2007
Publication Date: 6/25/2009
Citation: Bryson, C.T., Defelice, M.S. 2009. Weeds of the South. University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA. pp. 468. Interpretive Summary: Currently, there is no single book available for the identification of weeds in the southeastern United States. A book, Weeds of the South, was written to include 400 of the most common and/or most troublesome weeds of the South. This book will include 30% more species than any weed identification manual currently available in North America. The contents will include the most comprehensive collection of color photographs (about 1560), descriptions, habitat information, toxicity information, distribution maps, illustrations, and glossary of any currently published weed identification guide. The book is expected to be in print by the spring of 2009.
Technical Abstract: Because there is no comprehensive weed identification manual for the southeastern U.S.A., a book was compiled to include accepted nomenclature, synonyms, descriptions, life history, special identifying characteristics, habitat preference, toxicity information, distribution maps, grass collar region illustrations, glossary, and references for 400 of the most common and/or troublesome weeds in 65 plant families. The book includes over 1560 color photos of seed, seedlings, flower, and fruit to aid in proper identification of each weed.