For centuries people have used trees, shrubs, and woody vines
for food, clothing, ritual, construction, scientific study, and
more. However, these important plants are easy to overlook during
the winter months, when the absence of leaves, fruit, and other
distinguishing characteristics makes them difficult to
This comprehensive volume is the essential guide to woody plants
in Kentucky, Tennessee, and surrounding states during the winter
season. Featuring color images of more than four hundred species,
this detailed botanical resource provides keys to the genera and
species, as well as descriptions of the genera. The species
accounts include useful information on Latin meanings, common
names, habitats and distributions, and notes on toxicity, nativity,
rarity, and wetland status. In addition, authors Ronald L. Jones
and B. Eugene Wofford provide notes on practical uses for the
plants, including food, medicine, fiber, and weapons.
Winter identification of woody plants can be a daunting
exercise, but Jones and Wofford present clear and authoritative
information that can help anyone spot these species in the wild.
Whether taken into the field or enjoyed at home, Woody Plants of
Kentucky and Tennessee: The Complete Winter Guide to Their
Identification and Use is a comprehensive and accessible resource
for professional and amateur botanists, students, commercial
landscapers, homeowners, and outdoor enthusiasts.