Michigan and the Great Lakes

Michigan Shrubs and Vines

A Guide to Species of the Great Lakes Region
Burton V. Barnes, Christopher W. Dick, and Melanie E. Gunn
The essential reference for identifying shrubs and woody vines in Michigan and the Great Lakes Region


Shrubs and vines are some of the most diverse and widespread plants in the Great Lakes Region. Michigan Shrubs and Vines is the must-have book for anyone who wishes to identify and learn about these fascinating plants. Presented in the same attractive, easy-to-use format as the classic Michigan Trees, the book gives detailed descriptions of 132 species, providing concise information on key characters, habitat, distribution, and growth pattern. Precise line drawings accompany each species description and illustrate arrangement and characteristics of leaves, flowers, and fruits in addition to stem structure to assist with reliable year-round identification. A thorough introduction covers the features and forms of shrubs and vines as well as their natural history, their role in landscape ecosystems, and their occurrence in regional ecosystems of North America and plant communities of the Great Lakes. This long awaited companion to Michigan Trees will appeal to botanists, ecologists, students, and amateur naturalists alike.

Burton V. Barnes was Stephen H. Spurr Professor Emeritus of Forestry in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan. He is best known for his love of field teaching and his research and publications in forest and landscape ecology.

Christopher W. Dick is Director of the Edwin S. George Reserve at the University of Michigan and Associate Curator of the UM Herbarium.

Melanie E. Gunn is Outreach Coordinator at Point Reyes National Seashore in California.

Praise / Awards

  • "Michigan now has a first-rate guide to all aspects of its native and introduced shrubs and woody vines that will serve as a first choice far beyond the borders of the state. The lifelong experience of its principal author shines throughout this magnificent volume."
    --The Michigan Botanist

  • "This long awaited companion to "Michigan Trees" will appeal to botanists, ecologists, students and amateur naturalists alike."
    --Gail Kuhnlein, University of Michigan LSA Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department

Product Details

  • 6.125 x 9.25.
  • 440pp.
  • 158 B&W illustrations; 139 maps; 3 tables.
Available for sale worldwide

  • Paper
  • 2016
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-03625-7

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  • $26.95 U.S.

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