Cover, Frontispiece, Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication

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Contents

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p. vii

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Preface

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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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Introduction

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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...

Glossary

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pp. 685-692

References

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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