Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern by Timothy P. Spira

By Timothy P. Spira

This richly illustrated box consultant serves as an creation to the wildflowers and plant groups of the southern Appalachians and the rolling hills of the adjacent piedmont. instead of organizing vegetation, together with timber, shrubs, and herbaceous vegetation, via flower colour or kin features, as is finished in such a lot guidebooks, botanist Tim Spira takes a holistic, ecological procedure that allows the reader to spot and know about crops of their typical groups. This technique, says Spira, higher displays the wildlife, as vegetation, like different organisms, do not reside in isolation; they coexist and engage in myriad methods.

Full-color picture keys permit the reader to speedily preview crops came upon inside all the 21 significant plant groups defined, and the illustrated species description for every of the 340 featured vegetation contains attention-grabbing information regarding the ecology and normal background of every plant in its higher setting. With this new structure, readers can see how the mountain and piedmont landscapes shape a mosaic of plant groups that harbor specific teams of vegetation. the quantity additionally features a thesaurus, illustrations of plant buildings, and outlines of websites to go to. no matter if you are a starting naturalist or a professional botanist, this guidebook is an invaluable better half on box tours and wildflower walks, in addition to a priceless reference.

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