Wildflowers of Mammoth Cave National Park

Wildflowers of Mammoth Cave National Park

Randy Seymour
Copyright Date: 1997
Pages: 272
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    Wildflowers of Mammoth Cave National Park
    Book Description:

    Not only for use in the Mammoth Cave area, this guide is widely useful in a large area, including much of the states of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia. An in-depth field guide to 400 wildflowers found along the trails and roads within the park. Each wildflower is represented by a brilliant full-color photograph and accompanied by identifying characteristic text that specifies the colors, floral and leaf forms, flowering time, native or introduced status, as well as the plant's folklore and history, its past herbal or medicinal use, and myriad other facts and myths. For those enthusiasts eager to search for new discoveries, the appendix provide tables showing the observed flowering period, a flower hunting planning guide, and an index of flowers by trail. A lasting and memorable introduction to the park's wildflowers--nearly all of which extend throughout Kentucky and neighboring states--Wildflowers of Mammoth Cave National Parkis an indispensable tool for the amateur enthusiast and the professional botanist alike.

    eISBN: 978-0-8131-6050-4
    Subjects: Botany & Plant Sciences

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-vii)
  3. List of Illustrations
    (pp. viii-viii)
  4. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    (pp. ix-x)
  5. PREFACE
    (pp. xi-xii)
  6. INTRODUCTION
    (pp. xiii-xviii)

    This guide is designed for those who have little or no botanical training. It is for those who, by learning the identity and something about the folk lore and history of the flowers they find growing wild, will leave enriched by the experience.

    Mammoth Cave National Park is known around the world as the site of the world’s longest cave system. More than two million people enter the park each year and more than 500,000 explore the cave environment. Most leave without ever knowing about or experiencing the wonder of the terrestrial surface above the caves.

    Dramatic increases in the...

  7. Spring Flowers March 1 – May 31
    (pp. 1-76)
  8. Summer Flowers June 1 – July 31
    (pp. 77-144)
  9. Fall Flowers August 1 – October 22
    (pp. 145-206)
  10. APPENDIX A: OBSERVED FLOWERING PERIOD
    (pp. 209-224)
  11. APPENDIX B: FLOWER HUNTING PLANNING GUIDE
    (pp. 225-240)
  12. APPENDIX C: INDEX OF FLOWERS BY TRAIL
    (pp. 241-241)
  13. BIBLIOGRAPHY
    (pp. 242-243)
  14. INDEX OF GENERA BY FAMILY
    (pp. 244-246)
  15. INDEX OF SCIENTIFIC AND COMMON SPECIES NAMES
    (pp. 247-255)
  16. Back Matter
    (pp. 256-256)