Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southeastern United States

Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southeastern United States: Monocotyledons

Robert K. Godfrey
Jean W. Wooten
Copyright Date: 1979
Pages: 728
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    Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southeastern United States
    Book Description:

    This first volume of a two-volume definitive survey of aquatic and wetland plants of the southeastern United States focuses on native and naturalized monocotyledons in the following physiographic provinces: Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains; southern Appalachian highlands, flanked on the east by the Piedmont plateau and on the west by the Appalachian plateau; the interior lowlands; and the interior highlands. Robert K. Godfrey and Jean W. Wooten provide well-written, concise descriptions and keys for the identification of seven hundred species. The text for each species includes both a statement indicating the habitats in which the plant is usually found and information about its geographical distribution. Approximately four hundred drawings supplement the text and provide additional information for proper identification. The authors use nontechnical language whenever possible and include a glossary of technical terms. The first comprehensive survey of the aquatic and wetland monocotyledons of the Southeast, this book will prove invaluable for ecologists, botanists, and nonspecialists interested in the plant life and ecology of the region.

    eISBN: 978-0-8203-4242-9
    Subjects: Botany & Plant Sciences

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. Preface
    (pp. ix-xii)
  4. Introduction
    (pp. 1-6)

    The aim of this work is to aid in identifying native and naturalized monocotyledonous plants that inhabit aquatic and wetland places, places permanently or seasonally wet. It is not intended to be a study of ecology of hydrophytes. It is hoped that, as a taxonomic-floristic work, it will have value to ecologists, to agents of governmental agencies concerned one way or another with environmental problems, to contractual firms engaged in environmental impact analyses, to individuals with general ecological interests, and to students in colleges and universities. Recognizing that these prospective users will have had diverse or limited experience in plant...

  5. Artificial Key to the Higher Taxa of Aquatic and Wetland Monocotyledonous Plants of Southeastern United States
    (pp. 7-10)
  6. Descriptive Flora
    (pp. 11-684)
  7. Glossary
    (pp. 685-692)
  8. References
    (pp. 693-696)
  9. Index to Common Names
    (pp. 697-700)
  10. Index to Scientific Names
    (pp. 701-712)