Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses

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This guide to common and unique plants found in forests of the Southeast thoroughly covers 330 species of forbs (herbaceous plants), grasses, vines, and shrubs, with a special emphasis on the plants' role in wildlife sustenance. Packed with detailed color photographs, the book is a must-have for forest landowners, game and wildlife managers, biologists, outdoors enthusiasts, students?anyone with an interest in the intricate and often unexpected...

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Overview

This guide to common and unique plants found in forests of the Southeast thoroughly covers 330 species of forbs (herbaceous plants), grasses, vines, and shrubs, with a special emphasis on the plants' role in wildlife sustenance. Packed with detailed color photographs, the book is a must-have for forest landowners, game and wildlife managers, biologists, outdoors enthusiasts, students—anyone with an interest in the intricate and often unexpected interrelationships between the flora and fauna of our region's forests.

Features:

  • Descriptions of native and nonnative (exotic or invasive) plants, including 330 species of forbs, in 180 genera: grasses, sedges, and rushes; woody vines and semiwoody plants; shrubs; palms and yucca; cane; cactus; ferns; and ground lichen
  • 650 color photos
  • Map of physiographic provinces
  • 56 simple black-and-white drawings of flower parts, flower types, and inflorescences, leaf arrangements, leaf divisions, shapes, and margins, and parts of a grass plant
  • Glossary
  • Index of genera by family, index by wildlife species, and index of scientific and common names
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Clear, concise, easy to read, and uncluttered in layout. The photos and text are a blend in clarity."—Georgia Forestry

"[P]rovides information critical to the management and conservation of forest vegetation and wildlife . . . practical in field, classroom, and boardroom applications."—Forest Science

"It is a must-have reference work for vegetation managers in the southeastern United States."—The Forum

"This has become one of my most-used resource books on plants and wildlife."—Progressive Farmer's Sportman's Gear

"Forest mangers will find this guide useful for identifying plants' relationships with and relevance to a variety of forest wildlife and other plant species . . . vivid and detailed pictures."—TimberLines

"The authors, both expert in the field, have made a major contribution to this field."—Chicago Botanic Garden Book Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820327488
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 173,863
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

James H. Miller is a research ecologist with the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, at Auburn University, and an Affiliate Professor of Forestry with Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Science.  Karl V. Miller is an associate professor of wildlife ecology and management at the University of Georgia.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2005

    Wow!!!!!

    What a great tool to identify weeds I find in my lawn and flower beds around the house. This book is excellent. The color pictures of weeds are outstanding.

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