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Common Woody Plants and Cacti of South Texas
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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
    • Historical Perspectives
    • Brush Management
    • Habitat Appraisal
  • Plant Quick Key
  • Thorned Plants
    • Straight Thorned
      • Granjeno
      • Texas ebony
      • Texas palo verde
      • Honey mesquite
      • Huisache
      • Blackbrush acacia
      • Twisted acacia
      • Allthorn
      • Brasil
      • Knifeleaf condalia
      • Green condalia
      • Lotebush
      • Coma
      • Amargosa
      • Wolfberry
    • Curved Thorned
      • Fragrant mimosa
      • Retama
      • Guajillo
      • Catclaw acacia
      • Roemer acacia
      • Lime pricklyash
  • Thornless Plants
    • Four-wing saltbush
    • Littleleaf sumac
    • Agarito
    • Wild olive
    • Anaqua
    • Sugar hackberry
    • Desert yaupon
    • Texas persimmon
    • Vine ephedra
    • Southwest bernardia
    • False mesquite
    • Texas kidneywood
    • Mountain laurel
    • Live oak
    • Pecan
    • Shrubby blue sage
    • Narrowleaf forestiera
    • Hogplum
    • Coyotillo
    • Cenizo
    • Cedar elm
    • Whitebrush
    • Lantana
    • Guayacan
    • Creosotebush
  • Cacti, Succulents, and Yucca
    • Spanish dagger
    • Pricklypear
    • Tasajillo
    • Leatherstem
  • Appendix I. Benefits of Plants to Various Classes of Wildlife
  • Appendix II. Palatability Index of White-tailed Browse Plants in South Texas
  • Appendix III. Nutritional Value of Plants
  • Appendix IV. Common Scientific Names of Plants and Animals Mentioned in Text
  • Illustrated Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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"This book should attract a wide array of readers... It is easy to understand and use, with a simple identification key." -- C. Wayne Hanselka, Professor and Extension Range Specialist Emeritus, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Texas A&M University, and coauthor of Brush Management: Past, Present, and Future "A very significant contribution to the field. I know of no other treatment that includes such great detail on characteristics, historical uses, and current uses of these plants; and the inclusion of wildlife values and protein contents is excellent." -- D. Lynn Drawe, Professor Emeritus, Ranching and Wildlife Management, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and coauthor of Trees, Shrubs, and Cacti of South Texas

About the Author

Richard B. Taylor is a certified wildlife biologist with over thirty years' experience in natural resource management. He provides technical assistance with white-tailed deer and other game species management, game bird management, non-game wildlife management, livestock management, water management, habitat management, and prescribed burns. He lives in Uvalde, Texas.

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