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Botanical Terminology LLC
Bailey, L.H.   How Plants Get Their Names.   New York: Dover Pub. Inc., 1963.
Borror, Donald J.   Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms.   Mayfield Publishing Company, 1988.
Harrington, H. D. and L. W. Durrell.   How to Identify Plants.   Chicago, IL: Swallow Press Inc., 1957.
Harris, J. G. and M. Woolf Harris   Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary.   Spring Lake Publishing, 1994.
Ewan, Joseph and Nesta Dunn Ewan.   Biographical Dictionary of Rocky Mountain Naturalists, 1682 - 1932.   Utrecht, Netherlands: Bohn, Scheltema, and Holkema, 1981.
Ewan, Joseph, ed.   A Short History of Botany in the United States.   New York: Hafner Pub. Co., 1969.
Ethnobotany/Plant Uses
Bliss, Anne.   Rocky Mountain Dye Plants.   Boulder, CO: Bliss, 1976.
Densmore, Frances.   How Indians Use Wild Plants for Food, Medicine, and Crafts.   New York: Dover Pub. Inc., 1974.
Duke, James A.   Handbook of Edible Weeds.   Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1992.
Dunmire, William W. and Gail D. Tierney.   Wild Plants of the Pueblo Province.   Santa Fe, NM: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1995.
Dunmire, William W. and Gail D. Tierney.   Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners.   Santa Fe, NM: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1997.
Gilmore, Melvin R.   Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region.   Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1977.
Harrington, H.D.   Edible Native Plants of the Rocky Mountains.   University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1967.
Hart, Jeff.   Montana Native Plants and Early Peoples.   Helena, MT: Montana Historical Society Press, 1992.
Kindscher, Kelly.   Edible Wild Plants of the Prairie; an Ethnobotanical Guide.   Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press, 1987.
Kindscher, Kelly.   Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie; an Ethnobotanical Guide.   Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press, 1992.
Kirk, Donald R.   Wild Edible Plants of the United States.   Healdsburg, CA: Naturegraph Pub., 1975.
Knight, A. P. and R. G. Walter   A Guide to Plant Poisoning.   Jackson, WY: Teton NewMedia, 2001.
Lewis, Walter and Memory Elvin-Lewis.   Medical Botany.   New York: Wiley, 1977.
Moerman, Daniel E.   Native American Ethnobotany.   St. Louis, MO: Timber Press, 1998.
Tyler, Varro E.   Herbs of Choice; the Therapeutic Use of Phytomedicinals.   New York: Pharmaceutical Products Press, 1994.
Guides, Manuals, Floras
Busco, Janice and Morin, Nancy R.   Native Plants for High-Elevation Western Gardens.   Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, Colorado, 2003.
Colorado Weed Management Association and Colorado Big Country Resource, Conservation and Development, Inc.   Garden Smart Colorado, A Guide to Non-invasive Plants for Your Garden.   2007
Denver Botanic Gardens.   High Altitude Gardener
Denver Water.   Xeriscape Plant Guide.   Golden, CO: Fulcrum Pub., 1996.
Ellefson, Connie L., Thomas L. Stephens, and Doug Welsh.   Xeriscape Gardening; Water Conservation for the American Landscape.   New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Huddleston, Sam and Hussey, M.   Grow Native: Landscaping with Native and Apt Plants of the Rocky Mountains.   Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, Colorado 1998.
Hyde, Barbara   Gardening in the Mountain West.   Barbara J. Hyde, Inc., Littleton, Colorado, 1999.
Hyde, Barbara   Gardening in the Mountain West: the Progress of a Gardner, Vol. 2.   Barbara J. Hyde, Inc., Littleton, Colorado, 1995.
Klett, J., B. Fahey, and R. Cox   Native Shrubs for Colorado Landscapes Fact Sheet no. 7.422.   Colorado State University Extension
Klett, J., B. Fahey, and R. Cox   Native Trees for Colorado Landscapes Fact Sheet no. 7.421.   Colorado State University Extension
Knopf, Jim   The Xeriscape Flower Gardener: A Waterwise Guide for the Rocky Mountain Region.   Johnson Publishing Company, Boulder, Colorado, 1991.
Knopf, Jim   Waterwise Landscaping with Trees, Shrubs & Vines: A Xeriscape Guide for the Rocky Mtn. Region, CA, & the Desert SW.   Chamisa Books, Boulder, Colorado, 1999.
Mee, Wendy; Barnes, Jared; Kjelgren, Roger; Sutton, Richard; Cerny, Teresa; Johnson, Craig   Water Wise: Native Plants for Intermountain Landscapes.   Utah State University Press, Logan, Utah.
Missouri Botanical Garden   Kemper Center Plant Finder
Shonle, I., L. G. Vickerman, and J. E. Klett   Native Herbaceous Perennials for Colorado Landscapes Fact Sheet no. 7.242.   Colorado State University Extension
Slab?   Rock Garden Plant Database
Tannehill, C. and J. E. Klett.   Best Perennials for the Rocky Mountains and High Plains.   Department of Horticulture and Landscape Arcitecture, Colorado State University, 2002.
The Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, University of Texas at Austin.   Native Plant Database
Natural History/Ecology
Beck, K. G.   Russian Knapweed Fact Sheet no. 3.111   Colorado State University Extension
Block, D. N.   Purshia tridentata
California Department of Food and Agriculture   CDFA's Noxious Weeds
Dennis, F. C.   Firewise Plant Materials Fact Sheet. No. 6.305.   Colorado State University Extension in cooperation with the Wildfire Hazard Mitigation Coordinator, Colorado State Forest Service. October 1999.
Mutel, Cornelia Fleischer and John C. Emerick.   From Grassland to Glacier; the Natural History of Colorado and the Surrounding Region, 2nd ed.   Boulder, CO: Johnson Books, 1992.
National Park Service   Arches National Park
The University of Georgia   Invasive and Exotic Species
Pollination/Insects and Flowers
Barth, Friederich G.   Insects and Flowers; the Biology of a Partnership.   Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1985.
Brackenbury, John.   Insects and Flowers; a Biological Partnership.   London: Blandford, 1995.
Buchmann, S. L and G. Paul Nabhan   The Forgotten Pollinators.   Island Press, 1996.
Buchmann, Stephen L. and Nabhan, Gary Paul   The Forgotten Pollinators   Island Press, Shearwater Books, Washington, D.C.
Headstrom, Richard.   Nature Discoveries with a Hand Lens.   New York: Dover Pub., 1981.
Proctor, Michael, Peter Yeo, and Andrew Lack.   The Natural History of Pollination.   Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1996.
Rahn, Joan Elma.   How Plants are Pollinated.   New York: Atheneum, 1975.
Arizona State University   SEINet
Dallwitz, M.J., Paine, T.A., and Zurcher, E.J.   Principles of interactive keys., (2000 onwards).
Dallwitz, M.J., Paine, T.A., and Zurcher, E.J.   User?s Guide to Intkey: a Program for Interactive Identification and Information Retrieval, 1st ed., (1995 onwards).
Dallwitz, M.J., Paine, T.A., and Zurcher, E.J.   User's Guide to the DELTA System: a General System for Processing Taxonomic Descriptions. 4th ed., (1993 onwards).
Gledhill, D.   The Names of Plants, 2nd ed.   Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Porter, C.L.   Taxonomy of Flowering Plants, 2nd ed.   San Francisco, CA: W.H. Freeman and Co., 1967.
Schneider, A.   Southwest Colorado Wildflowers, Ferns, and Trees - images
Smith, James Payne, Jr.   Vascular Plant Families.   Eureka, CA: Mad River Press, Inc., 1977.
United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service   PLANTS Database
USDA Forest Service   USDA Forest Service Fire Effects Information System
Walters, Dirk R. and David J. Keil.   Vascular Plant Taxonomy, 4th ed.   Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Pub., 1996.
Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J.   The families of angiosperms: automated descriptions, with interactive identification and information retrieval.   Aust. Syst. Bot. 4, 681?95, 1991.
Watson, L. and M. J. Dallwitz   The Families of Flowering Plants: Descriptions, Illustrations, Identificaion, and Information Retrieval. Verson: 14th December 2000., (1992 onwards).
Fitzgerald, James P., Carron A. Meaney, and David M. Armstrong.   Mammals of Colorado.   Denver, CO: Denver Museum of Natural History, 1994.
Martin, Alexander C., Herbert S. Zim, and Arnold L. Nelson.   American Wildlife and Plants; A Guide To Wildlife Food Habits.   New York: McGraw Hill, 1951.


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