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Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains & Piedmont: A Naturalist's Guide to the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, & Georgi (Southern Gateways Guides)

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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.

Synopsis:

This field guide serves as an introduction to the wildflowers and plant communities of the southern Appalachians and 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.

About the Author

Timothy P. Spira is professor of botany at Clemson University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807871720
Author:
Spira, Timothy P.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Spira, Timothy
Subject:
Trees
Subject:
Appalachians
Subject:
Southern Appalachians
Subject:
Blue ridge mountains
Subject:
Piedmont
Subject:
southeast
Subject:
Virginia
Subject:
North carolina
Subject:
South carolina
Subject:
Tennessee
Subject:
Georgia
Subject:
Wild flowers
Subject:
Wildflower ecology
Subject:
Wildflower natural history
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Naturalist s guide
Subject:
field guide
Subject:
Plant-animal interactions
Subject:
Plant-wildlife interactions
Subject:
Botany
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Shrubs
Subject:
Herbaceous plants
Subject:
plant identification
Subject:
Plant communities
Subject:
Natural communities
Subject:
Forest
Subject:
Spruce-Fir forest
Subject:
Grassy Bald
Subject:
Heath Bald
Subject:
Rock outcrop
Subject:
Red oak forest
Subject:
Northern hardwood forest
Subject:
Rich cove forest
Subject:
Acidic cove forest
Subject:
Spray cliff
Subject:
Mountain bog
Subject:
Chestnut oak forest
Subject:
Pine-oak-heath
Subject:
Forest edge
Subject:
River bluff forest
Subject:
Alluvial forest
Subject:
Basic mesic forest
Subject:
Oak-hickory forest
Subject:
Xeric hardpan forest
Subject:
Granite outcrop
Subject:
Roadside and field plants
Subject:
Roadside and
Subject:
field plants
Subject:
Nature Studies-Botany
Subject:
ECOLOG
Subject:
y
Subject:
Nor
Subject:
th Carolina
Subject:
Natural hist
Subject:
ory
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
361 color photos of plants and plant com
Pages:
584
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains & Piedmont: A Naturalist's Guide to the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, & Georgi (Southern Gateways Guides) New Trade Paper
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Product details 584 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807871720 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This field guide serves as an introduction to the wildflowers and plant communities of the southern Appalachians and 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.
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