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Ladies'-Tresses in Your Pocket: A Guide to the Native Ladies'-Tresses Orchids, Spiranthes, of the United States and Canada (Bur Oak Guides)

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Native orchids are increasingly threatened by pressure from population growth and development but, nonetheless, still present a welcome surprise to observant hikers in every state and province. Compiled and illustrated by long-time orchid specialist Paul Martin Brown, this pocket guide to ladies’-tresses is the first in a series that will cover all the wild orchids of the United States and Canada.

Brown provides general distributional information, time of flowering, and habitat requirements for each species as well as a complete list of hybrids and the many different growth and color forms that can make identifying orchids so intriguing. He includes information on 256 species, 3 additional varieties, and 7 hybrids.

Wild ladies’-tresses occur from British Columbia, with the hooded ladies’-tresses, Spiranthes romanzoffiana, to Florida, with Eaton’s-ladies’-tresses, S. eatonii. The newest species to science, Spiranthes stellata, the starry ladies’-tresses, is featured. Most of these species are easy to identify based upon their general appearance, range, and time of flowering. Answer three simple questions—when, where, and how does it grow? Then compare the living plant with the striking photos in these backpack-friendly laminated guides and consult the keys that Brown has created. Following these steps should enable both professional and amateur naturalists to achieve the satisfaction of identifying specific orchids in their native environment.

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Brown provides general distributional information, time of flowering, and habitat requirements for each species as well as a complete list of hybrids and the many different growth and color forms that can make identifying orchids so intriguing. He includes information on 25 species, 3 additional varieties, and 7 hybrids.

 

About the Author

Paul Martin Brown is a research associate at the University of Florida Herbarium, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, and at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. Founder and editor of the North American Native Orchid Journal, he is the author of eleven books, most recently Wild Orchids of the Northeast and Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Texas. He has discovered or named several new species of ladies’-tresses in the past ten years and co-authored the treatment of Spiranthes for the Flora of North America series.

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ISBN:
9781587296567
Author:
Brown, Paul Martin
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
Flowers
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Plants - Flowers
Subject:
Nature Studies-Wild Flowers General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Bur Oak Guide
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
Sheet map, folded
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 photos
Dimensions:
9 x 4.13 in

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Science and Mathematics » Botany » Flora of North America
Science and Mathematics » Botany » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Botany
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Wild Flowers General

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Brown provides general distributional information, time of flowering, and habitat requirements for each species as well as a complete list of hybrids and the many different growth and color forms that can make identifying orchids so intriguing. He includes information on 25 species, 3 additional varieties, and 7 hybrids.

 

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