Plants of the Chesapeake Bay: A Guide to Wildflowers, Grasses, Aquatic Vegetation, Trees, Shrubs, and Other Flora

Plants of the Chesapeake Bay: A Guide to Wildflowers, Grasses, Aquatic Vegetation, Trees, Shrubs, and Other Flora

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by Lytton John Musselman, David A. Knepper
     
 

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Buttonbush. Hercules’ Club. Panic Grass. Tearthumb. Beach Spurge. Sea Rocket. Ladies’ Tresses. These name a few of the wild and wonderful plants found in this quick reference guide to plants of the Chesapeake Bay.

Written by wetland scientists with decades of experience in the Bay’s waterways, this guide includes detailed descriptions and

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Buttonbush. Hercules’ Club. Panic Grass. Tearthumb. Beach Spurge. Sea Rocket. Ladies’ Tresses. These name a few of the wild and wonderful plants found in this quick reference guide to plants of the Chesapeake Bay.

Written by wetland scientists with decades of experience in the Bay’s waterways, this guide includes detailed descriptions and beautiful photographs of the plants most commonly found in the Chesapeake Bay. Grasses, trees, wildflowers, aquatic vegetation—if it grows in the tidal or nearshore regions of the Bay, chances are it is in this book, the features of which include

• over 200 illustrations• information on more than 100 species of plants• clear, accessible descriptions of each plant accompanied by close-up photographs for quick, accurate identification• discussion of where to find each plant, how they reproduce, and how humans use them• easy-to-follow organization by habitat

The guide’s vivid text and photographs make the wide array of plants along the waters, marshes, and shorelines of the Chesapeake Bay easy to identify and wondrous to behold. Its compact, portable design encourages naturalists, local residents, boaters, researchers, and the curious-minded alike to throw the guide in their pack and explore the botanical bounty of the Chesapeake Bay.

Editorial Reviews

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Plants of the Chesapeake Bay is a beautiful book covering a beautiful region.

Chesapeake Bay Magazine - John Page Williams
Plants of the Chesapeake Bay deserves shelf space in the library of every Chesapeake boater who would like to understand how our Bay's ecosystem works.

Chesapeake Bay Magazine
Plants of the Chesapeake Bay deserves shelf space in the library of every Chesapeake boater who would like to understand how our Bay's ecosystem works.

— John Page Williams

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421404981
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2012
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,286,145
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Garrison Keillor
Dr. Musselman is a passionate botanist. Walking among plant life makes him very happy, which means he is happy most of the time, except when riding in a car stuck in a long tunnel. He will stop people on the street to tell them some great news from the plant world.

W. Carl Taylor
The delightful book Plants of the Chesapeake Bay is absolutely the most readable flora I have seen. It is a really unique flora among floras. The layout is excellent and captivating.

Elizabeth Matarese
Plants of the Chesapeake Bay pairs state of the art photographswith in-depth knowledge of the plants unique to the Bay.The guide is developed logically and appropriately to what the Bay presents as various ecosystems. Beautifully written, coherent, instructive, and inclusive, with matchless photos of plants in their native habitats: The Perfect gift for the Bay-Wise explorer.

Meet the Author

Lytton John Musselman is the Mary Payne Hogan Professor of Botany and manager of the Blackwater Ecologic Preserve at Old Dominion University. He is author of A Dictionary of Bible Plants and Figs, Dates, Laurel, and Myrrh: Plants of the Bible and the Quran. David A. Knepper is an environmental scientist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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