Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia

Author: Linda G. Chafin
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0977962105
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Science

Abundantly illustrated with more than 400 color photographs and 200 detailed drawings, this comprehensive guide to the state's rare and endangered plants provides photographs and botanical illustrations in a single volume formatted for field use. More than 200 species are covered, including two dozen that are federally listed and 170-plus that are listed as Threatened, Endangered, Rare, or of Special Concern by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The guide is designed for easy, nontechnical identification of species in the field. Color photographs show the plants in their natural surroundings, and drawings emphasize the most distinctive parts of the plants. Packed with information about the plants as well as their habitats and management, the guide facilitates the quick recognition of rare species, encourages awareness of their distribution and ecological significance, and provides guidelines for ensuring their survival. Additional features include directions for using the guide, a map of Georgia's counties, descriptions of the natural communities of Georgia, references for further reading, a glossary of frequently used terms, and indexes of scientific and common plant names. The guide also includes a chapter by Jennifer Ceska and University of Georgia horticulture professor James Affolter, founding members of the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance, on horticultural requirements of rare species and the role of GPCA in their protection. This is a valuable resource for students, wildflower enthusiasts, botanists, land managers, and environmental decision makers. Each species account includes: one or more full-color photographs Georgia distribution map line drawing emphasizing such key field identification characters as leaf, stem, flower, and fruit scientific and common names legal and wetland status brief nontechnical description emphasizing key field identification characters flowering, fruiting, or sporulation period description of species habitat information on best survey season range-wide distribution Georgia conservation status management guidelines information on similar species and related rare species list of references

Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont

Author: Timothy P. Spira
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807877654
Release Date: 2011-05-16
Genre: Nature

This richly illustrated field guide serves as an introduction to the wildflowers and plant communities of the southern Appalachians and the rolling hills of the adjoining piedmont. Rather than organizing plants, including trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants, by flower color or family characteristics, as is done in most guidebooks, botanist Tim Spira takes a holistic, ecological approach that enables the reader to identify and learn about plants in their natural communities. This approach, says Spira, better reflects the natural world, as plants, like other organisms, don't live in isolation; they coexist and interact in myriad ways. Full-color photo keys allow the reader to rapidly preview plants found within each of the 21 major plant communities described, and the illustrated species description for each of the 340 featured plants includes fascinating information about the ecology and natural history of each plant in its larger environment. With this new format, readers can see how the mountain and piedmont landscapes form a mosaic of plant communities that harbor particular groups of plants. The volume also includes a glossary, illustrations of plant structures, and descriptions of sites to visit. Whether you're a beginning naturalist or an expert botanist, this guidebook is a useful companion on field excursions and wildflower walks, as well as a valuable reference. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region

Author: Bruce A. Sorrie
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807877883
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Genre: Nature

Featuring over 600 wildflowers, flowering shrubs, and vines, this user-friendly field guide is the first to focus on the rare, fragile lands and species of the Sandhills region of the Carolinas and Georgia. Characterized by longleaf pine forests, rolling hills, abundant blackwater streams, several major rivers, and porous sandy soils, the Sandhills region stretches from Fayetteville, North Carolina, southwest to Columbus, Georgia, and represents the farthest advance of the Atlantic Ocean some 2 million years ago. Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region is arranged by habitat, with color tabs to facilitate easy browsing of the nine different natural communities whose plants are described here. Bruce A. Sorrie, a botanist with over 30 years of experience, includes common plants, region-specific endemics, and local rarities, each with its own species description, and over 540 color photos for easy identification. The field guide's opening section includes an introduction to the Sandhills region's geology, soil types, and special relationship to fire ecology; an overview of rare species and present conservation efforts; a glossary and key to flower and leaf structures; and a listing of gardens, preserves, and parklands in the Sandhills region and nearby where wildflowers can be seen and appreciated. Wildflower enthusiasts and professional naturalists alike will find this comprehensive guide extremely useful. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

Wildflowers of Georgia

Author: Hugh O. Nourse
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820321790
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Nature

Wildflowers are among nature's loveliest offerings, and this book showcases the native flowering plants that are on display all throughout Georgia. For eight years, Hugh and Carol Nourse traveled the state, from the Coastal Plain to the Blue Ridge mountains and all points in between, finding and photographing wildflowers in their own habitats and in their best blooming seasons. The 86 vividly detailed photographs presented in this large-format volume capture the diversity and splendor of these sometimes elusive plants, many of which are endangered by human activities. Each photo is accompanied by a concise caption that provides common and scientific names, place and season photographed, and information on whether the plant is a Georgia protected plant. Armchair naturalists will not have to leave the comfort of their homes to appreciate this photographic collection of many of the state's wildflowers, but readers inspired to undertake their own search for these beauties will find suggestions for hiking trails and other sites to view wildflowers. Anyone who loves Georgia will treasure this book, and wildflower lovers everywhere will appreciate this beautiful depiction of the state's botanical diversity.

Field Guide to the Piedmont

Author: Michael A. Godfrey
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469607498
Release Date: 2012-12-01
Genre: Travel

America's most populous region is also home to some of the nation's most serenely beautiful country. Tracing a gentle, thousand-mile curve from New York City southwestward to Montgomery, Alabama, the Piedmont connects an arc of urban centers which includes five state capitals, America's largest city, and the national capital. Between the Atlantic coastal plain and the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Piedmont's rolling hills span miles of farmland and forest. Michael Godfrey's Field Guide to the Piedmont--originally published by Sierra Club Books and here newly revised and updated--is an informative and entertaining guide to the entire region's habitats, ecosystems, and rich botanical communities. Focusing on plant succession, geology, soils, climate, and the plants and animals with which we share the land, Field Guide to the Piedmont also features 180 illustrations for easy identification of the Piedmont's principal flora and fauna. A chapter describing and providing directions to over fifty sites of special interest will inspire Piedmont residents to take this field guide in hand and explore their natural surroundings. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

The Ferns of Florida

Author: Gil Nelson
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 1561641936
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Nature

-- First field guide in 25 years to treat Florida's amazing variety of ferns -- Color plates feature more than 200 images, some of which include rare species never before illustrated in color -- Includes notes on each species' growth form and habit, as well as general remarks about its botanical and common names, unique characteristics, garden use, and history in Florida -- All professional or amateur botanists, plant lovers, and gardeners will want this important book in their libraries

Field Guide to Tidal Wetland Plants of the Northeastern United States and Neighboring Canada

Author: Ralph W. Tiner
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 155849667X
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Nature

This revised and expanded edition broadens the coverage both botanically and geographically. It emphasises plant identification and includes descriptions of over 700 species. More tidal wetland types are covered and the geographic scope extends as far north as Canada's Maritime Provinces.

Kaufman Field Guide to Butterflies of North America

Author: Jim P. Brock
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618768262
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Nature

The most user-friendly butterfly guide ever published, still handy and compact, now updated with the very latest information - Follows the latest classification, recognizing more than forty additional species - Includes four new color plates of Mexican-border rarities - More than 2,300 images of butterflies in natural poses - Pictorial table of contents - Convenient one-page index - Range maps on text pages

A Georgia Native Plant Guide

Author: Tina M. Samuels
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 0865548781
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Nature

A Georgia Native Plant Guide is the first native plant guide that focuses on Georgia. Each species native to the Peach State is listed by its scientific name and given a brief description of its appearance and attributes. It also provides a county-by-county list of endangered species. A wonderful beginners guide to anyone wanting a true native garden in Georgia, this book provides illustrations, overviews, and lists to help you grow it with ease. Original.

A Naturalist s Guide to the Southern Blue Ridge Front

Author: L. L. Gaddy
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1570033722
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Nature

A field guide which offers detailed descriptions of more than 50 natural areas in the gorge region of the Blue Ridge province. For each location Gaddy outlines points of interest, flora and fauna (including rare plants and endangered wild life), and other natural features.

Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Texas

Author: Paul Martin Brown
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015076158008
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Nature

Though many may not realize it, Texas is home to some of the rarest orchid species in the world.From the Big Thicket to the Big Bend, from the Panhandle to the coastal plain, Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Texas is the first native orchid field guide to cover each of the Lone Star State's eco-regions. This valuable and comprehensive resource for the orchid taxonomist, dedicated enthusiast, or casual hiker and lover of the outdoors covers more than 50 species and orchid varieties, several of which are new to Texas and, in some cases, even brand-new to the orchid world. It also includes numerous color and growth forms. This handy guide includes all the essential tools--field photographs, diagnostic line drawings, and useful reference keys--to quickly and easily identify an orchid discovered in the wild. A checklist of the state's wild orchids and charts listing optimal flowering times and distribution by region make this guide user-friendly year-round. In addition to the many insider orchid-hunting tips, botanist Paul Martin Brown recommends trip itineraries offering the fullest viewing of native orchids at their peak seasons.