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Wildflowers of the eastern United States

by Wilbur H. Duncan

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0820321079, Hardcover)

Richly illustrated with over 600 color photographs, this guide describes more than 1,100 wildflowers that can be found east of the Mississippi--in our woods and parks, along mountain trails or dunes, and even floating in streams. Whether you are a resident or a visitor, an amateur naturalist or a professional botanist, this guide will be a welcome addition to your library, classroom, or backpack.

Wildflowers of the Eastern United States is

Thorough: Covers more than 1,100 species of wildflowers found from Maine to northern Florida, including forbs, grasses, rushes, and sedges. More than 700 of these species also are found west of the Mississippi.Useful: Includes both common and scientific names. The succinct descriptions and color photographs provide the most easily recognizable characteristics necessary for positive identification of each species.Accessible: Keeps language as simple as possible so that hobbyists as well as specialists will find the book accurate and easy to use. A glossary and line drawings define and illustrate botanical terminology, and the authors provide a brief guide to plant structure.Informative: Describes range, blooming season, and typical habitat for each species. A list of plants with unusual characteristics is a further aid to identification.

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"Wilbur and Marion Duncan, the leading experts on the flora of the southeastern United States, have developed a useful new guide to identify wildflowers found east of the Mississippi. Richly illustrated with over 600 color photographs, Wildflowers of the Eastern United States describes more than 1,100 eastern species from Maine to northern Florida, including forbs, grasses, rushes, and sedges. More than 700 of these species also are found west of the Mississippi." "Wildflowers of the Eastern United States describes range, blooming season, and typical habitat for each species and includes a list of plants with unusual traits as a further aid to identification. The succinct descriptions together with color photographs provide the most definitive, recognizable characteristics necessary for positive identification."--Jacket.… (more)

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