Native Plant Trust


Friday, June 25, 2021

Grasses, Sedges, Rushes: An Identification Guide - Author Book Talk

Meet the authors! Native Plant Trust highlights top new publications about plants with the Author Book Talk series. Featuring some of the region’s most highly regarded botanists and horticulturists, this series offers you the opportunity to ask questions and interact with true experts. Books are available through our shop. All programs will be conducted virtually. 

This elegant and easy-to-use guide is an updated and amended revision of Lauren Brown’s seminal Grasses: An Identification Guide, which was first published in 1979. While maintaining the spirit and goals of the original edition—a portable, straightforward, and user-friendly guide for naturalists and plant enthusiasts—the new edition, coauthored by Ted Elliman, features more than one hundred grasses, sedges, and rushes that are presented with line drawings and color photographs, concise descriptions, and details on the uses of various plants throughout history.  

In addition, the authors are careful to highlight the subtle differences in similar species to avoid confusion, as well as offering relevant notes on plant survival strategies, invasiveness, and how different plants fit within the broader ecological landscape. Devoid of technical jargon, this volume is an indispensable tool for those curious about the often-overlooked grasses, sedges, and rushes that surround us.

Date/time detailsFriday, June 25, 2021, 6-7 p.m.
LocationLive webinar
Program codeLEC9001
Fee$12 (Members)/$15 (Nonmembers)
InstructorLauren Brown and Ted Elliman



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