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Filicineae, Gymnospermae and Other Monocots Excluding Cyperaceae

Ferns, Conifers, and Other Monocots Excluding Sedges

Robert H. Mohlenbrock

Publication Year: 2006

The second in a series of four illustrated guides to identifying aquatic and standing water plants in the central Midwest, this convenient reference volume includes descriptions, nomenclature, ecological information, and identification keys to plants in all of the monocot families except sedges—which are covered in the first volume in the series—that are found in Kentucky (except for the Cumberland region), Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska.

Monocots covered in this volume include ferns, conifers, grasses, rushes, orchids, duckweeds, irises, sweet flags, arrowheads, aroids, flowering rushes, pipeworts, frog-bits, arrowgrasses, naiads, pickerelweeds, pondweeds, bur reeds, cattails, and yellow-eyed grasses. Robert H. Mohlenbrock includes three types of plants: submergents, those that spend their entire lives with their vegetative parts either completely submerged or at least floating on the water’s surface; emergents, which are typically rooted underwater with their vegetative parts standing out of water; and a third category of plants that live most of their lives out of water, but which may live in water at least three months a year.

With taxa arranged alphabetically, the volume is well organized and easy to use. In addition, basic synonymy, description, distribution, comments, and line drawings show the habits and distinguishing features for each plant. Habitat and nomenclatural notes are also listed, as are the official wetland designations given by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Filicineae, Gymnospermae, and Other Monocots, Excluding Cyperaceae is a useful standard reference for state and federal employees who deal with both aquatic and wetland plants and environmental conservation and mitigation issues. It is furthermore an essential 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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Title Page

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Copyright Page

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p. vii

List of Illustrations

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pp. ix-xi

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Series Preface

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pp. xiii-xv

The purpose of the four books in the Aquatic and Standing Water Plants of the Central Midwest series is to provide illustrated guides to plants of the central Midwest that may live at least three months a year in water, though a particular plant may not necessarily live in standing water during...

Map of The Central Midwest

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p. xvi

Descriptions and Illustrations

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pp. 1-315


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pp. 319-325

Illustration Credits

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p. 327

Index to Genera and Species

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pp. 329-335

Index to Common Names

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pp. 337-339

Author Bio

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p. 340

E-ISBN-13: 9780809332281
Print-ISBN-13: 9780809326709

Page Count: 360
Publication Year: 2006

OCLC Number: 808373932
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