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Acanthaceae to Myricaceae

Water Willows to Wax Myrtles

Robert H. Mohlenbrock

Publication Year: 2008

Veteran botanist, scientific author, and professor Robert H. Mohlenbrock brings the full depth of his expertise and scholarship to his latest book, Acanthaceae to Myricaceae:  Water Willows to Wax Myrtles, the third of four volumes in the Aquatic and Standing Water Plants of the Central Midwest series.  This easy-to-use illustrated reference guide covers aquatic and standing water plants for the states of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kentucky (excluding the biologically distinct Cumberland Mountain region of eastern Kentucky), from spearmint to wintergreen, from aster to waterwort. 

The volume identifies, describes, and organizes species in three groups, including truly aquatic plants, which spend their entire life with their vegetative parts either completely submerged or floating on the water’s surface; emergents, which are usually rooted under water with their vegetative parts standing above the water’s surface; and wetland plants, which live most or all of their lives out of water, but which can live at least three months in water.

Mohlenbrock lists the taxa alphabetically, and within each taxon, he describes the species with the scientific names he deems most appropriate (indicating if his opinion differs from that of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), common names, identification criteria, line drawings, geographical distribution, habitat description, and official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wetlands designation as described by the National Wetland Inventory Section in 1988.

Acanthaceae to Myricaceae is an essential reference for state and federal employees who deal with environmental conservation and mitigation issues in aquatic and wetland plants. It is also a useful guide for students and instructors in college and university courses focusing on the identification of aquatic and wetland plants.


Published by: Southern Illinois University Press


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Books in the Aquatic and Standing Water Plants of the Central Midwest Series by Robert H. Mohlenbrock

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pp. ii-ii

Book Title

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pp. iv-vi


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pp. vii-viii


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pp. ix-xii

Series Preface

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pp. xiii-xvii

Map of the Central Midwest

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pp. xviii-xviii

Descriptions and Illustrations

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pp. 417-422

Illustration Credits

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pp. 423-424

Index to Families, Genera, and Species

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pp. 425-234

Index to Common Names

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pp. 435-440

Author Bio

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pp. 441-441

E-ISBN-13: 9780809386949
Print-ISBN-13: 9780809327904

Page Count: 416
Publication Year: 2008

OCLC Number: 806952987
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