Cover

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Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Foreword

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pp. ix-xi

Stories fill our landscapes— from the densest urban core to the wilds of Montana— but finding and reading those stories requires time and some acquaintance with the special places of a site and its inhabitants. In this regard, a park is no different from Paris: to know it, you must spend time there. And the magic of Louisville’s...

Parks Map

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p. xii

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Introduction

Susan M. Rademacher

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pp. 1-6

Who was Frederick Law Olmsted? And what is special about his Louisville parks as containers for such a stunning array of native and naturalized plants? This towering shaper of the American landscape explored many roles— seaman, farmer, mine manager, abolitionist, Federal Department of Sanitation...

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About This Book

Patricia Dalton Haragan

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pp. 7-20

The purpose of this local field guide is to aid in the identification of and spark an interest in the 384 plants highlighted herein, which grow within the five most popular Olmsted Parks: Cherokee, Seneca, Iroquois, Shawnee, and Chickasaw. Located within the city limits, these signature parks together total roughly...

Illustrated Plant Structures

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pp. 21-30

Plant Descriptions of 384 Species

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pp. 31-32

Plant Descriptions: Ferns and Fern Allies

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pp. 33-41

Plant Descriptions: Herbaceous Plants, Woody Vines, and Shrubs

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pp. 42-334

Plant Descriptions: Trees

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pp. 335-387

Plant Descriptions: Sedges, Rushes, and Grasses

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pp. 388-408

Glossary

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pp. 409-418

References

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pp. 419-422

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Acknowledgments

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pp. 423-424

There are several people who have been instrumental while working on this book. First and foremost, I am indebted to my husband, Chris, who has been supportive of this project every step of the way. I am also indebted to Alan Nations, arborist, naturalist, found er of NativeScapes, Inc., and former Naturalist and Restoration...

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Olmsted Parks Conservancy

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pp. 425-426

The mission of Louisville’s Olmsted Parks Conservancy is to enrich the life of everyone in the community by restoring, enhancing, and preserving the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks and Parkways—Louisville’s great natural and recreational assets. In one way or another, parks have the ability to improve almost every aspect...

Index

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pp. 427-444