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Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southeastern United States


Robert K. Godfrey and Jean W. Wooten

Publication Year: 1979

This first volume of a two-volume definitive survey of aquatic and wetland plants of the southeastern United States focuses on native and naturalized monocotyledons in the following physiographic provinces: Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains; southern Appalachian highlands, flanked on the east by the Piedmont plateau and on the west by the Appalachian plateau; the interior lowlands; and the interior highlands.

Robert K. Godfrey and Jean W. Wooten provide well-written, concise descriptions and keys for the identification of seven hundred species. The text for each species includes both a statement indicating the habitats in which the plant is usually found and information about its geographical distribution. Approximately four hundred drawings supplement the text and provide additional information for proper identification. The authors use nontechnical language whenever possible and include a glossary of technical terms.

The first comprehensive survey of the aquatic and wetland monocotyledons of the Southeast, this book will prove invaluable for ecologists, botanists, and nonspecialists interested in the plant life and ecology of the region.

Published by: University of Georgia Press

Cover, Frontispiece, Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication

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p. vii

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pp. ix-x

This work was initiated in a limited way about twenty years ago by the senior author with a grant from the National Science Foundation for study of aquatic plants in Florida. Subsequently, funding was obtained from the Institute of General Sciences, National Institutes of Health. During the several years those grants were in force, efforts were given to field exploration, collecting of voucher specimens, preparation of illustrations, and...

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pp. 1-5

The aim of this work is to aid in identifying native and naturalized monocotyledonous plants that inhabit aquatic and wetland places, places permanently or seasonally wet. It is not intended to be a study of ecology of hydrophytes. It is hoped that, as a taxonomic-floristic work, it will have value to ecologists, to agents of governmental agencies concerned one way or another with environmental problems, to contractual firms...

Artificial Key to the Higher Taxa

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pp. 7-9

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Descriptive Flora

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pp. 11-683

Typha (CAT-TAILS) Erect, perennial, rhizomatous herbs. Leaves long-linear, glabrous, distichously arranged, sheathing at the base, the sheath cylindrical, auricled or tapering at the shoulder. Flowers unisexual (the plants monoecious), densely crowded in terminal, elongate, cylindric spikes, the staminate above the pistillate. Staminate flowers of 2-5 (usually 3) stamens, filaments united, intermixed with...


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pp. 685-692


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pp. 693-695

Index of Common Names

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pp. 697-700

Index of Scientific Names

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pp. 701-712

E-ISBN-13: 9780820342429
E-ISBN-10: 0820342424
Print-ISBN-13: 9780820304205
Print-ISBN-10: 0820304204

Page Count: 728
Publication Year: 1979

OCLC Number: 759158819
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  • Aquatic plants -- Southern States -- Identification.
  • Monocotyledons -- Southern States -- Identification.
  • Wetland plants -- Southern States -- Identification.
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