Wildflowers of Mississippi

Wildflowers of Mississippi

Stephen L. Timme
Copyright Date: 2007
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    Wildflowers of Mississippi
    Book Description:

    With its variety of habitats, Mississippi contains an especially rich and diverse set of native and naturalized flowering plants.

    First published in 1989, this handy volume is the comprehensive, full-color guide to the state's lush array of wildflowers. Now available again, it provides both professional and amateur botanists a quick yet authoritative resource for identifying more than five hundred of the wildflowers found in Mississippi and its contiguous states. An appendix provides scientific names that have changed since the original edition.

    Descriptions of species have been consistently organized for ready reference and comparison. Information on plants has been arranged alphabetically by family, genera, and species within the two groups of flowering plants. Each of the five hundred plus species is fully described and is identified by one or more full-color photographs.

    Stephen L. Timme is professor of botany and director of the Theodore M. Sperry Herbarium at Pittsburg State University in Kansas. He is coauthor ofMedicinal and Useful Plants of the Upper Amazon.

    eISBN: 978-1-60473-711-0
    Subjects: Botany & Plant Sciences

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-x)
  3. Preface
    (pp. xi-xii)
  4. Introduction
    (pp. xiii-2)

    The flora of Mississippi includes some 2,500 species of ferns and fern allies, sedges, rushes, grasses, woody plants, and forbs. This diversity of plant life can be found in a variety of habitats ranging from the floodplains in the western part of the state to the mountainous areas in the northeast and the dunes and savannas along the coast. A number of these species have been introduced from other areas or have escaped cultivation and become naturalized. Such species may become an established part of the flora for a particular area. Although the flora of some counties is well known,...

  5. Part I: Liliopsida (Monocots)
  6. Part II: Magnoliopsida (Dicots)
  7. Glossary
    (pp. 243-252)
  8. Vegetative and Floral Characteristics: Illustrations
    (pp. 253-260)
  9. Selected References
    (pp. 261-264)
  10. Index
    (pp. 265-278)