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Plant Life of Kentucky: An Illustrated Guide to the Vascular Flora

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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.

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Plant Life of Kentucky is the first comprehensive account of the native and naturalized ferns, flowering herbs, and woody plants of Kentucky. Ronald L. Jones has compiled detailed identification keys to families, genera, and species. The plant family descriptions contain information on wildlife and human uses, important weeds, poisonous plants, and medicinal herbs, and the species accounts provide scientific and common names, flowering periods, habitat, physiographic distribution, state and federal designations, and wetland ranking. A total of 179 families, 856 genera, and 2,600 species and infraspecific taxa are included, and nearly 2,000 line drawings illustrate the volume. Plant Life of Kentucky is an authoritative, accessible guide to Kentucky's flora, and an indispensable resource for students, teachers, researchers, wildlife biologists, farmers, county agents, amateur naturalists, land planners, environmental consultants, foresters, and conservationists.

Synopsis:

Compiles detailed identification keys to families, genera, and species of plant life found in Kentucky, and contains information on wildlife and human uses, important weeds, poisonous plants, and medicinal herbs, as well as scientific and common names, flowering periods, habitat, physiographic distribution, state and federal designations, and wetland ranking.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813171944
Publisher:
The University Press of Kentucky
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Author:
Jones, Ronald
Author:
Jones, Ronald L.
Author:
Ronald Lee Jones
Author:
Jones, Ronald Lee
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Botany
Subject:
Kentucky
Subject:
Plants - Kentucky
Subject:
Botany-General
Subject:
Nature : Plants - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Botany
Publication Date:
March 2005
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
856

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Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
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Plant Life of Kentucky: An Illustrated Guide to the Vascular Flora
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Product details 856 pages University Press of Kentucky - English 9780813171944 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Plant Life of Kentucky is the first comprehensive account of the native and naturalized ferns, flowering herbs, and woody plants of Kentucky. Ronald L. Jones has compiled detailed identification keys to families, genera, and species. The plant family descriptions contain information on wildlife and human uses, important weeds, poisonous plants, and medicinal herbs, and the species accounts provide scientific and common names, flowering periods, habitat, physiographic distribution, state and federal designations, and wetland ranking. A total of 179 families, 856 genera, and 2,600 species and infraspecific taxa are included, and nearly 2,000 line drawings illustrate the volume. Plant Life of Kentucky is an authoritative, accessible guide to Kentucky's flora, and an indispensable resource for students, teachers, researchers, wildlife biologists, farmers, county agents, amateur naturalists, land planners, environmental consultants, foresters, and conservationists.
"Synopsis" by , Compiles detailed identification keys to families, genera, and species of plant life found in Kentucky, and contains information on wildlife and human uses, important weeds, poisonous plants, and medicinal herbs, as well as scientific and common names, flowering periods, habitat, physiographic distribution, state and federal designations, and wetland ranking.
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