Trees of Missouri Field Guide

Trees of Missouri Field Guide [1]

Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

Missouri is a great place

for

anyone interested in:

Single needles.

Simple.

Oppositely attached leaves,

alternately attached leaves.

Clustered needles.

Lobed.

Oppositely attached leaves,

alternately attached leaves.

Scaly needles.

Compound.

Oppositely attached leaves,

alternately attached leaves.

You’ll be able to quickly identify

different species confidently,

nearly all of which are native

to the state.

Also a number of common

non-native

naturalized

in Missouri.

They combine

several identifying features

into

one

icon:

Tolerant:

Will thrive in a particular condition, such as shade.

Intolerant:

Won’t thrive in a particular condition, such as shade.

Understory:

The shady habitat beneath.

Sessile:

Lacking a stalk and attaching directly at the base.

Naturalized:

Growing and reproducing in the wild freely now.

Make identification in Missouri

even more enjoyable.

Help keep the Show-Me State

the wondrous place

it is.


[1] Tekiela, StanTrees of Missouri Field Guide. Cambridge, MN: Adventure Publications, 2006.

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