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Woody Plants of Kentucky and Tennessee

Woody Plants of Kentucky and Tennessee: The Complete Winter Guide to Their Identification and Use

Ronald L. Jones
B. Eugene Wofford
Copyright Date: 2013
Pages: 224
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    Woody Plants of Kentucky and Tennessee
    Book Description:

    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 recognize.

    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.

    eISBN: 978-0-8131-4310-1
    Subjects: Botany & Plant Sciences, Biological Sciences

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-viii)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. ix-ix)
    (pp. x-x)
  4. [Maps]
    (pp. xi-xii)
  5. Section I. Introduction
    (pp. 1-20)

    This book provides a guide to the identification and uses of woody plants of the Kentucky–Tennessee (KY–TN) region during winter conditions. Included are diagnostic keys to the genera and species, color photographs that emphasize the characteristic features, descriptions of the genera, and species accounts that include scientific name, common name, habitat, distribution, conservation status for rare species, invasiveness categories for non-native species, and wetland affinities. Additional notes are provided on plants that can potentially be used for food, medicine, fiber, and weapons during the winter, including lists of the best plants for these purposes.

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  6. Section II. Key to Keys
    (pp. 21-22)
  7. Section III. Keys to Genera
    (pp. 23-44)
  8. Section IV. Generic and Species Accounts
    (pp. 45-116)
  9. Section V. Plates 1 to 630
    (pp. 117-118)
  10. Literature Cited
    (pp. 119-120)
  11. APPENDIX I. Glossary
    (pp. 121-124)
  12. APPENDIX II. Woody Plants Useful for Food
    (pp. 125-126)
  13. APPENDIX III. Woody Plants Useful for Medical Needs
    (pp. 127-128)
  14. APPENDIX IV. Woody Plants Useful for Cordage
    (pp. 129-130)
  15. APPENDIX V. Woody Plants Useful for Constructing Bows and Arrows
    (pp. 131-132)
  16. Index of Section I
    (pp. 133-134)
  17. Index of Scientific Names in Sections IV and V
    (pp. 135-140)
  18. Index of Common Names in Section IV
    (pp. 141-144)