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Woody Plants of Kentucky and Tennessee

The Complete Winter Guide to Their Identification and Use

Ronald L. Jones and B. Eugene Wofford

Publication Year: 2013

For centuries people have used trees, shrubs, and woody vines for food, clothing, ritual, construction, scientific study, and more. However, these important plants are easy to overlook during the winter months, when the absence of leaves, fruit, and other distinguishing characteristics makes them difficult to recognize.

This comprehensive volume is the essential guide to woody plants in Kentucky, Tennessee, and surrounding states during the winter season. Featuring color images of more than four hundred species, this detailed botanical resource provides keys to the genera and species, as well as descriptions of the genera. The species accounts include useful information on Latin meanings, common names, habitats and distributions, and notes on toxicity, nativity, rarity, and wetland status. In addition, authors Ronald L. Jones and B. Eugene Wofford provide notes on practical uses for the plants, including food, medicine, fiber, and weapons.

Winter identification of woody plants can be a daunting exercise, but Jones and Wofford present clear and authoritative information that can help anyone spot these species in the wild. Whether taken into the field or enjoyed at home, Woody Plants of Kentucky and Tennessee: The Complete Winter Guide to Their Identification and Use is a comprehensive and accessible resource for professional and amateur botanists, students, commercial landscapers, homeowners, and outdoor enthusiasts.

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

Front Cover

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p. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Pledges

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pp. 2-7

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-8

The following individuals provided fresh specimens for photographic use: Edward W. Chester, Aaron Floden, Dennis Horn, W. Michael Dennis, Dwayne Estes, D. K. Smith, Ross Clark, Zack Murrell, Derick Poindexter, Paul Durr, Ken McFarland, Pat Cox, Jamey McDonald, Joe Feeman, David Webb, Meredith Clebsch, Ed Clebsch, John Beck, William Martin, Ed Schilling, ...

A Note on the Photographs and Figures

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pp. viii-9

Contents

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pp. ix-10

Figures

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pp. x-11

Kentucky County Map

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pp. xi-12

Tennessee County Map

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pp. xii-13

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Section I. Introduction

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pp. 1-20

This book provides a guide to the identification and uses of woody plants of the Kentucky–Tennessee (KY–TN) region during winter conditions. Included are diagnostic keys to the genera and species, color photographs that emphasize the characteristic features, descriptions of the genera, and species accounts that include scientific name, common name, habitat, ...

Section II. Key to Keys

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pp. 21-22

Section III. Keys to Genera

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Section IV. Generic and Species Accounts

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pp. 45-116

Abies P. Mill. Fir. Family Pinaceae. (abeo  rising-one, the ancient Latin name for a tall ship or tree). Evergreen tree to 25 m tall; bark gray and smooth or with resin blisters, becoming scaly with age; needles spirally arranged but spreading in one plane; the needles flat, blunt, to 2.5 cm long, tapered to disc-like base on twig; cones to 10 cm long, ...

Section V. Plates 1 to 630 [Image Plates follow page 118]

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pp. 117-118

Literature Cited

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pp. 119-120

Appendix I: Glossary

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pp. 121-124

Appendix II: Woody Plants Useful for Food

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pp. 125-126

Appendix III. Woody Plants Useful for Medical Needs

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pp. 127-128

Appendix IV: Woody Plants Useful for Cordage

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pp. 129-130

Appendix V: Woody Plants Useful for Constructing Bows and Arrows

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pp. 131-132

Index of Section I

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pp. 133-134

Index of Scientific Names in Sections IV and V

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pp. 135-140

Index of Common Names in Section IV

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pp. 141-144


E-ISBN-13: 9780813143101
Print-ISBN-13: 9780813142500

Page Count: 224
Publication Year: 2013

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Subject Headings

  • Woody plants -- Kentucky -- Identification.
  • Woody plants -- Tennessee -- Identification.
  • Woody plants -- Kentucky -- Pictorial works.
  • Woody plants -- Tennessee -- Pictorial works.
  • Plants in winter -- Kentucky -- Identification.
  • Plants in winter -- Tennessee -- Identification.
  • Plants in winter -- Kentucky -- Pictorial works.
  • Plants in winter -- Tennessee -- Pictorial works.
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