By William A. Weber
This consultant, meant either for the coed and scientist, deals an entire, authoritative connection with the vegetation of Colorado. It discusses plant geography, targeted botanical good points of the mountain levels, basins and plains, and clarify simple terminology. attention-grabbing anecdotes and introductions are given for every plant relations, and tricks on recognising the most important households are supplied in addition. every one quantity contains a whole thesaurus, indices to universal and particular names, and enormous quantities of illustrations. This and its spouse quantity, were considered as the main entire publications to be had and are necessary to readers attracted to Colorado's vegetation.
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Fagaceae, OAK FAMILY 34b. Leaves not as above; fruit not an acorn (35) Page 9 35a.  Leaf blades unequal at the base (one side attached lower than the other). Ulmaceae, ELM FAMILY 35b. Leaf blades not unequal at the base (36) 36a.  Leaves broadly ovate-cordate or deeply 5-7-lobed, crenate; fruits juicy, blackberrylike (a fleshy catkin); introduced. Moraceae, MULBERRY FAMILY 36b. Not as above (37) 37a.  Leaves palmately lobed (sometimes shallowly) (38) 37b. Leaves not palmately lobed (40) 38a.
Ovary superior or only partly inferior (15) 12a.  Flowers radially symmetrical (13) 12b. Flowers bilaterally symmetrical (14) 13a.  Flowers blue; leaves gladiate. Iridaceae, IRIS FAMILY 13b. Flowers yellow; leaves grasslike. Hypoxidaceae, YELLOW STARGRASS FAMILY 14a.  Flowers slipper-shaped with a rounded toe; leaves more than 1; functional stamens 2. Cypripediaceae, LADY'S SLIPPER FAMILY 14b. Flowers, if slipper-shaped, the toe pointed and leaf solitary; functional stamens 1. Orchidaceae, ORCHID FAMILY 15a.
Uvulariaceae, BELLWORT FAMILY KEY E. WOODY DICOTS (See Key C for woody vines) 1a. Leaves minute (less than 5 mm long), scalelike, overlapping, and appressed to the stem. Tamaricaceae, TAMARISK FAMILY 1b. Leaves larger and otherwise not as above (2) 2a.  Leaves covered by silvery or brownish peltate scales. Elaeagnaceae, OLEASTER FAMILY 2b. Leaves not covered by peltate scales (3) 3a.  Leaves and branches opposite (4) 3b. Leaves and branches alternate or scattered (16) 4a.  Fruit a samara (5) 4b.