Field Gde Tidal Wetland Plants Ne/Canada

Field Gde Tidal Wetland Plants Ne/Canada

by Ralph W. Tiner, Abigail Rorer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1558496661

ISBN-13: 9781558496668

Pub. Date: 12/30/2008

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press

First published in 1987, Ralph W. Tiner's A Field Guide to Coastal Wetland Plants of the Northeastern United States soon established itself as the definitive work on its subject. Now Tiner has prepared a revised and expanded edition, broadening the coverage both botanically and geographically. It emphasizes plant identification and includes descriptions of over 700

Overview

First published in 1987, Ralph W. Tiner's A Field Guide to Coastal Wetland Plants of the Northeastern United States soon established itself as the definitive work on its subject. Now Tiner has prepared a revised and expanded edition, broadening the coverage both botanically and geographically. It emphasizes plant identification and includes descriptions of over 700 species and illustrations of approximately 550 species. More tidal wetland types are covered (beaches, rocky shores, and tidal swamps) and the geographic scope extends as far north as Canada's Maritime Provinces.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558496668
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date:
12/30/2008
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables, and Maps ix

Preface xi

Note of Caution xv

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction 1

Tidal Wetland Types 3

Marine Wetlands 4

Estuarine Wetlands 6

Tidal Freshwater Wetlands 9

Coastal Aquatic Beds 11

Overview of Plant Characteristics 13

Life Form 13

Leaf Types 13

Leaf Arrangements 14

Unique or Uncommon Vegetative Properties 16

Flower Types 19

Arrangement of Flowers 21

Distinguishing among Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes 37

Grasses 37

Sedges 39

Rushes 40

How to Identify Plants Using This Book 41

Introduction to the Keys 41

How to Use the Keys 42

Keys for Tidal Wetland and Aquatic Plant Identification 45

A Key to Aquatic Plants of Salt and Brackish Waters 45

B Key to Aquatic Plants of Tidal Fresh Waters 46

C Key to Tidal Flat Plants 48

D Key to Rocky Shore Plants 49

E Key to Beach Plants 52

F Key to Salt and Brackish Marsh Flowering Herbs and Herbaceous Vines (excluding Graminoids) 54

G Key to Salt and Brackish Marsh Graminoids 57

H Key to Salt and Brackish Marsh Shrubs and Woody Vines 59

I Key to Tidal Freshwater Flowering Herbs (excluding Graminoids and Vines) 60

J Key to Tidal Freshwater Graminoids 64

K Key to Tidal Freshwater Shrubs 66

L Key to Tidal Freshwater Trees 68

M Key to Tidal Freshwater Vines and Trailing Plants 70

Plant Descriptions and Illustrations 73

Plants of Salt and Brackish Tidal Waters 77

Plants of Fresh Tidal Waters 85

Plants of Tidal Mudflats 105

Plants of Coastal Beaches 119

Plants of Salt and Brackish Marshes 145

Plants of Tidal Freshwater Wetlands 233

Illustration Credits 419

Appendix: Places to Explore Tidal Wetlands 423

Glossary 439

References443

Index 447

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