Print Resources for Roadside Managers

Native plant and seedling guides

  • An Illustrated Guide to Iowa Prairie Plants. Christiansen, P. and M. Muller. 1999.
  • Central Region Seedling ID Guide for Native Prairie Plants. USDA - NRCS Elsberry Plant Materials Center and the Missouri DOC. 2005.
  • How to Know the Grasses. Pohl, Richard W. 1978.
  • The Prairie in Seed: Identifying Seed-Bearing Prairie Plants in the Upper Midwest. Williams, D. 2016.
  • The Prairie Seedling Guide, 2nd Ed. Bockenstedt, P. 2007.
  • Roadside Plants and Flowers. Edsall, M. 1985.
  • The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Seed and Seedling Identification in the Upper Midwest. Williams, D. 2010.
  • Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers: A Field Guide to Common Wildflowers and Plants of the Prairie Midwest. Ladd, D. and F. Oberle, 1995.
  • The Vascular Plants of Iowa. Eilers, L. and D. Roosa. 1994.
  • Wetland Plants and Plant Communities of Minnesota and Wisconsin, 2nd Ed. Eggers, S. and D. Reed. 1997.
  • Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie, The Upper Midwest, 2nd Ed. Runkel, S. and D. Roosa. 2010. 

Restoration and Management guides 

  • A Practical Guide to Prairie Reconstruction. Kurtz, C. 2001.
  • The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States. Helzer, C. 2009. 
  • The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Prairie Restoration in the Upper Midwest. Smith, D., D. Williams, G. Houseal and K. Henderson. 2010.
  • The Tallgrass Prairie Center’s Native Seed Production Manual. Houseal, G. 2007.
  • The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook, Revised Ed. Packard, S. and C. Mutel. 2005.
  • Tree and Brush Control for County Road Right-of-Way. Williams, W. 2002.

Weed and weed seedling guides