A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina

A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina

by University of South Carolina Press
     
 

Admired by plant enthusiasts, botanists, and nature lovers of all ages, wildflowers comprise one of the most beloved - and diverse - groupings of flora in South Carolina. Although relatively small in size, the Palmetto State hosts a remarkable variety of wildflower species, from the trillium and bloodroot that brighten its forests to heliotrope and common toadflax… See more details below

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Admired by plant enthusiasts, botanists, and nature lovers of all ages, wildflowers comprise one of the most beloved - and diverse - groupings of flora in South Carolina. Although relatively small in size, the Palmetto State hosts a remarkable variety of wildflower species, from the trillium and bloodroot that brighten its forests to heliotrope and common toadflax that dot the state's roadsides and fields. With color photographs by Richard Dwight Porcher and extensive descriptions of 711 wildflower species and communities, A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina offers a complete reference for finding and appreciating these natural treasures.

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After 100 pages of text detailing the history of field botany and ecology in the state, the species descriptions begin, divided by region: Mountains, Piedmont, Fall-Line Sandhills, Coastal Plain, and Maritime Strand. Two or three species are featured on each page (711 species in all), with a color photo, genus and species name, description, range, habitat, and comments. Authors Porcher (biology, The Citadel in Charleston) and Rayner (biology, Wofford College in Spartanburg) have included a field guide to natural plant communities, describing various preserves and national forests where wildflowers may be found. Three indices let readers search by general plant name, scientific name, and general topic. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570034374
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
02/01/2002
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.45(w) x 10.38(h) x 1.45(d)

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