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Florida Keys: A Field Guide to Wildflowers, Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of the Florida Keys (Falcon Guides Wildflowers)by Roger L. Hammer
Synopses & Reviews
Florida Keys Wildflowers is the ultimate field guide to wildflowers, trees, and shrubs of the ecoregion that extends from Soldier Key to the Marquesas Keys, including Dry Tortugas. Packed with vivid color photos and informative text, this valuable reference will help you identify and appreciate the unique and varied flora of this lush, tropical region.
This easy-to-use guide features:
¿ A tough, water-resistant cover and extra-durable binding, made to
withstand the rigors of field use
¿ Detailed descriptions and color photos of more than 300 plants
¿ An introduction to the habitats and ecology of the Florida Keys
¿ A glossary of botanical terms
¿ A primer on plant characteristics
Florida Keys Wildflowers is perfect for the novice and expert botanist alike. Whether you are looking for the endemic Big Pine Partridge Pea, the elusive Ghost Plant, or the fragrant Spicewood, this guide will enhance your next journey into the captivating Florida Keys.
Book News Annotation:
Arranged in six color groups based on the most prominent color of the flower or inflorescence, the 300-plus wild flowers identified in this guide are illustrated by a color photograph, accompanied by a description of the plant's life form, leaf size and shape, leaf arrangement on the stem, flower size and color, fruit characteristics, blooming season in southern Florida, habitat, and geographical range.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This guide to the common wildflowers found in the lush Florida Keys features 250 beautiful color photographs. Detailed plant descriptions and line art aid in plant identification for botanists and novice enthusiasts alike. Each species description is accompanied by a "Comments" section giving lore about the plant, its uses, or its name.
About the Author
Roger L. Hammer is a professional naturalist and director of Castellow Hammock Nature Center for the Miami-Dade Parks Department, and a part-time instructor and fieldtrip leader for Fairchild Tropical Garden in Miami. He received the first Marjory Stoneman Douglas Award and the Charles Brookfield Medal. He lives in Homestead, Florida. He is also the author of Everglades Wildflowers.
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