Field Guide to Coastal Wetland Plants of the Southeastern United States / Edition 1

Field Guide to Coastal Wetland Plants of the Southeastern United States / Edition 1

by Ralph W. Tiner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870238337

ISBN-13: 9780870238338

Pub. Date: 10/07/1993

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press

Tidal wetlands are a dominant landscape feature of the coastal zone in the southeastern United States. These wetlands are largely colonized by salt-tolerant plants forming salt and brackish marshes or mangrove swamps, or by other water-tolerant species in tidally influenced freshwater areas. Anyone driving to southern beaches is likely to have crossed coastal

Overview

Tidal wetlands are a dominant landscape feature of the coastal zone in the southeastern United States. These wetlands are largely colonized by salt-tolerant plants forming salt and brackish marshes or mangrove swamps, or by other water-tolerant species in tidally influenced freshwater areas. Anyone driving to southern beaches is likely to have crossed coastal wetlands on the trip, since these wetlands often stretch for miles between barrier island beaches and the mainland. Oftentimes, people, both young and old, can be seen fishing or crabbing from bridges crossing tidal rivers or creeks. This provides one of very many direct evidence of the productivity and value of these natural habitats.

This book is arranged in four major sections: (1) Coastal Wetland Ecology: A General Overview, (2) Identification of Coastal Wetland and Aquatic Plants, (3) Wetland Plant Descriptions and Illustrations, and (4) Distribution of Coastal Wetlands in the Southeast. In addition, a list of references used in preparing this book and a glossary of technical terms are provided.

University of Massachusetts Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870238338
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date:
10/07/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
626,272
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.01(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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