Appalachian Wildflowers

Appalachian Wildflowers

by Thomas Hemmerly


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Appalachian Wildflowers by Thomas Hemmerly

This informative field guide covers the wildflowers of the entire Appalachian region, which stretches from Quebec to northern Alabama, encompassing the Catskills of New York, the Berkshires of Massachusetts, the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, and many mountain ranges in between. Using this book, readers will learn to identify this region's wildflowers by shape, color, family, and habitat.

Ecologist and botanist Thomas E. Hemmerly encourages us to "read the landscape" in order to learn about plants' habitats, distribution, and use. In his brief, introductory chapters, he describes ecosystems such as mountain forests and wetlands to provide a context for the information on individual plant species that will be valuable to both professional scientists and amateur naturalists.

Practical: The 378 color plates, grouped by color for clear reference, appear alongside plant descriptions for ease of identification.Informative: Each entry includes a description of the plant's habitat, abundance, and geographical distribution, along with information about its ethnobotanical, economic, or medicinal uses. An appendix lists and describes the best places in the Appalachians for "botanizing."User-Friendly: Diagrams of leaf and flower shapes are a further aide to plant identification.The Appalachian Region: Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Quebec, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820321813
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 04/27/2000
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 1,225,717
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

THOMAS E. HEMMERLY is the author of Wildflowers of the Central South and Appalachian Wildflowers (Georgia). He is a professor of biology at Middle Tennessee State University.

Table of Contents

Author's Notes
Using This Book
Map of the Appalachians
Part 1. Ecology of the Appalachians
Chapter 1. People and Their Mountains
Chapter 2. Dynamics of Mountain Ecosystems
Chapter 3. Mountain Forests
Chapter 4. Treeless Mountain Ecosystems
Chapter 5. Mountain Wetlands
Chapter 6. Identifying Mountain Wildflowers
Part 2. Appalachian Wildflowers Illustrated
Using the Color Plates
Monocots with White Flowers
Herbaceous Dicots with White Flowers
Woody Dicots with White Flowers
Monocots with Yellow Flowers
Dicots with Yellow Flowers
Monocots with Orange Flowers
Dicots with Orange Flowers
Monocots with Red Flowers
Dicots with Red Flowers
Dicots with Red Berries
Monocots with Pink Flowers
Herbaceous Dicots with Pink Flowers
Woody Dicots with Pink Flowers
Monocots with Blue/Purple Flowers
Dicots with Blue/Purple Flowers
Monocots with Green/Brown Flowers
Dicots with Green/Brown Flowers
Appendix 1. Glossary
Appendix 2. Mountain Natural Areas

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