A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina

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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 ...
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Overview

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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570034381
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 2/3/2002
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 771,786
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Natural History of Selected Groups of Vascular Plants 1
History of Field Botany in South Carolina 23
Selected Topics on Natural History and Ecology 39
South Carolina's Natural Wildflower Communities 69
Species Descriptions and Color Plates 107
Field Guide to Natural Plant Communities 409
Glossary 457
App. 1 South Carolina Herbariums 471
App. 2 Keys to Heartleafs, Rhododendrons, and Trilliums of South Carolina 473
App. 3: Illustrations of Plant Structures 477
General References 481
Literature Cited 491
Index of Scientific Plant Names 495
Index of Common Plant Names 509
General Index 531
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