Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southeastern United States
Publication Year: 1979
Robert K. Godfrey and Jean W. Wooten provide well-written, concise descriptions and keys for the identification of seven hundred species. The text for each species includes both a statement indicating the habitats in which the plant is usually found and information about its geographical distribution. Approximately four hundred drawings supplement the text and provide additional information for proper identification. The authors use nontechnical language whenever possible and include a glossary of technical terms.
The first comprehensive survey of the aquatic and wetland monocotyledons of the Southeast, this book will prove invaluable for ecologists, botanists, and nonspecialists interested in the plant life and ecology of the region.
Published by: University of Georgia Press
Cover, Frontispiece, Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication
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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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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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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...
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Index of Common Names
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Index of Scientific Names
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Page Count: 728
Publication Year: 1979