Wildflowers of Tennessee the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians

Author: Dennis Horn
Publisher: Lone Pine Pub
ISBN: 1551054280
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Nature

Covering 1,300 species and sponsored by the Tennessee Native Plant Society, a comprehensive and informative field guide brings the beauty and uniqueness of the wildflowers from this region to amateurs and experts alike. Original.

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

Plant Life of Kentucky

Author: Ronald Jones
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813171944
Release Date: 2005-03-25
Genre: Nature

Plant Life of Kentucky is the first comprehensive guide to all the ferns, flowering herbs, and woody plants of the state. This long-awaited work provides identification keys for Kentucky’s 2,600 native and naturalized vascular plants, with notes on wildlife/human uses, poisonous plants, and medicinal herbs. The common name, flowering period, habitat, distribution, rarity, and wetland status are given for each species, and about 80 percent are illustrated with line drawings. The inclusion of 250 additional species from outside the state (these species are “to be expected” in Kentucky) broadens the regional coverage, and most plants occurring from northern Alabama to southern Ohio to the Mississippi River (an area of wide similarity in flora) are examined, including nearly all the plants of western and central Tennessee. The author also describes prehistoric and historical changes in the flora, natural regions and plant communities, significant botanists, current threats to plant life, and a plan for future studies. Plant Life of Kentucky is intended as a research tool for professionals in biology and related fields, and as a resource for students, amateur naturalists, and others interested in understanding and preserving our rich botanical heritage.

Native Orchids of the Southern Appalachian Mountains

Author: Stanley L. Bentley
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469620350
Release Date: 2014-03-19
Genre: Nature

This authoritative guide showcases the unmatched beauty and diversity of the native orchids of the southern Appalachian mountains. Based on Stanley Bentley's many years of nature study, it covers the 52 species--including one discovered by Bentley and named after him--found in a region encompassing western Virginia and North Carolina and eastern West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The entry for each orchid provides the plant's scientific and common names, a description of the flower (including color, shape, and size), and information on the time of flowering, range, and typical habitat, all in the context of the southern mountains. A range map accompanies each description, and Bentley's own superb photographs are an additional aid to identification. Using straightforward language yet incorporating the most up-to-date scientific information and nomenclature, the book will be welcomed by amateur naturalists or professional botanists looking for species in the field and by those who simply enjoy photographs of beautiful wildflowers.

Appalachian Wildflowers

Author: Thomas Ellsworth Hemmerly
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820321648
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Nature

This informative field guide covers the wildflowers of the entire Appalachian region, which stretches from Quebec to northern Alabama, encompassing the Catskills of New York, the Berkshires of Massachusetts, the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, and many mountain ranges in between. Using this book, readers will learn to identify this region's wildflowers by shape, color, family, and habitat. Ecologist and botanist Thomas E. Hemmerly encourages us to "read the landscape" in order to learn about plants' habitats, distribution, and use. In his brief, introductory chapters, he describes ecosystems such as mountain forests and wetlands to provide a context for the information on individual plant species that will be valuable to both professional scientists and amateur naturalists. Practical: The 378 color plates, grouped by color for clear reference, appear alongside plant descriptions for ease of identification.Informative: Each entry includes a description of the plant's habitat, abundance, and geographical distribution, along with information about its ethnobotanical, economic, or medicinal uses. An appendix lists and describes the best places in the Appalachians for "botanizing."User-Friendly: Diagrams of leaf and flower shapes are a further aide to plant identification.The Appalachian Region: Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Quebec, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

Butterflies of Tennessee

Author: Rita Venable
Publisher:
ISBN: 0989519805
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre:

Easy to use handbook with full-color photos of eggs, caterpillars, chrysalises, and adult butterflies of Tennessee. Includes range maps, flight periods, fun facts, and garden tips for each species.

Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses

Author: James Howard Miller
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820327484
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Nature

This guide to common and unique plants found in forests of the Southeast thoroughly covers 330 species of forbs (herbaceous plants), grasses, vines, and shrubs, with a special emphasis on the plants role in wildlife sustenance. Packed with detailed color photographs, the book is a must-have for forest landowners, game and wildlife managers, biologists, outdoors enthusiasts, students--anyone with an interest in the intricate and often unexpected interrelationships between the flora and fauna of our regions forests. Features: Descriptions of native and nonnative (exotic or invasive) plants, including 330 species of forbs, in 180 genera: grasses, sedges, and rushes; woody vines and semiwoody plants; shrubs; palms and yucca; cane; cactus; ferns; and ground lichen 650 color photos Map of physiographic provinces 56 simple black-and-white drawings of flower parts, flower types, and inflorescences, leaf arrangements, leaf divisions, shapes, and margins, and parts of a grass plant Glossary Index of genera by family, index by wildlife species, and index of scientific and common names

Ozark Wildflowers

Author: Thomas E. Hemmerly
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820323373
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Nature

A must-have field guide for wildflower enthusiasts, this book explores the water, soil, climate, and geology that influence Ozark ecology and identifies more than 600 species of Ozark flowering plants. 281 color photos.

50 Hikes in the Tennessee Mountains

Author: Doris Gove
Publisher:
ISBN: 0881504327
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A new guide to the outstanding hiking opportunities to be found in the mountains, ridges, and valleys of eastern Tennessee.

Identifying Trees of the East

Author: Michael D. Williams
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780811765633
Release Date: 2017-06-01
Genre: Nature

All-season field guide for identifying common trees of eastern NA This popular, field-tested guide for identifying trees in any season, not just when they are in full leaf, features 600 color photos and 200 line drawings showing bark, branching patterns, fruits, flowers, nuts, and overall appearance in addition to leaf color and shape. Accompanying text describes common locations and identifying characteristics. Covers every common tree in eastern North America, updated with the latest taxonomy and 130 range maps. Created for in-the-field or at-home use, this helpful guide includes an easy-to-use key to facilitate putting a name to a tree.

Wildflowers of Arkansas

Author: Carl G. Hunter
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 0912456167
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Nature

This is the most complete wild-flower book for Arkansas and also has great interest for surrounding states. Six-hundred species are described, accompanied by hundreds of color photographs. Text for each species appears next to its photograph for easy identification. The eight plant families represented are described as well as the structure of flowers and plants and the physiographic regions of Arkansas. The book also includes a glossary of scientific terms and an index for all species.

Woody Plants of Kentucky and Tennessee

Author: Ronald L. Jones
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813143095
Release Date: 2014-03-13
Genre: Nature

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.