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Woody Plants of Kentucky and Tennessee

The twig is the terminal portion of a branch produced during the most recent year's growth. Twigs provide the most conspicuous morphological features necessary for identification.

Some sort of string or rope is often indispensable in emergency situations, and many woody plants (and some herbaceous ones) provide a ready source of  fiber for constructing various kinds of cordage. As a generak rule, the dried inner bark from dead tree trunks is the best source of these fibers, and these can be twisted together to form relatively strong cordage.

Woody Plants of Kentucky and Tennessee

The Complete Winter Guide to Their Identification and Use
by Ronald L. Jones and B. Eugene Wofford

The University Press of Kentucky, 2013

This specialized guidebook helps users identify woody plants in Kentucky and Tennessee and surrounding states during the winter months. It includes the usual diagnostic keys to genera and species, but also offers color images of over 400 species and notes on practical uses of these plants for food, medicine, fiber and even weapons.

The lack of leaves, fruit, and other recognizable traits makes identifying deciduous trees, shrubs and woody vines particularly difficult in the coldest months. This book provides a sequential set of keys that will help students and teachers, botanists and foresters, naturalists and landscapers locate plants that might otherwise be elapsed.

Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia)
Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia)




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