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A Guide to Moist-Soil Wetland Plants of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley

Michael L. Schummer, Heath M. Hagy, K. Sarah Fleming, Joshua C. Cheshier, James T. Callicutt

Publication Year: 2012

Published by: University Press of Mississippi

Front Matter

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Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Preface

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pp. vii-viii

In the late 1930s, Frank Bellrose coined the term moist-soil to describe vegetation that grows along exposed mudflats within the Illinois River Valley. Other wildlife researchers such as Leigh Fredrickson, Mickey Heitmeyer, and Scott Taylor of the University of Missouri; Loren Smith of Texas Tech University...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-2

Many people contributed to the completion of this book by allowing land access and offering technical advice, including Philip Barbour, Charles Bryson, Mike Chouinard, John Englert, Gary Ervin, Wayne Gordon, Ralph Griffin, Ed Hackett, Jerry Hazelwood, Henry Heafner, Pete Heard, George Hopper...

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A Brief History of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley and Moist-Soil Wetlands

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pp. 3-9

The Mississippi River is the fifth largest river in the world, with its river basin encompassing 30 states in the United States and the province of Saskatchewan in Canada. In the northeast, the river drainage begins at the foothills of the Alleghany Mountains of western New York and Pennsylvania. Far to the west, glaciers of the Rocky Mountains of Montana melt into streams that slowly...

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How to Use This Book

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pp. 10-11

Within each chapter, plants are arranged alphabetically by family and then genus and species within each family. The first common name listed is the most commonly used in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley and then alternative common names are shown. In the case of multiple species within a single entry, only commonly used names are provided. In some cases, a single or few...

Aquatics

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pp. 12-45

Brodleaves

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pp. 46-99

Grasses

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pp. 100-143

Sedges and Rushes

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pp. 144-181

Vines

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pp. 182-195

Trees and Shrubs

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pp. 196-231

Cultivated Plants

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pp. 232-244

References

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p. 245-245

Appendix 1: Moist-Soil Wetland Management Literature

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pp. 246-248

Appendix 2: List of Taxonomic Information

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pp. 249-255

Index

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pp. 256-260


E-ISBN-13: 9781617031472
E-ISBN-10: 161703147X
Print-ISBN-13: 9781617031465
Print-ISBN-10: 1617031461

Publication Year: 2012