Synopses & Reviews
This first volume of a two-volume definitive survey of aquatic and wetland plants of the southeastern United States focuses on native and naturalized monocotyledons in the following physiographic provinces: Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains; southern Appalachian highlands, flanked on the east by the Piedmont plateau and on the west by the Appalachian plateau; the interior lowlands; and the interior highlands.
Robert K. Godfrey and Jean W. Wooten provide well-written, concise descriptions and keys for the identification of seven hundred species. The text for each species includes both a statement indicating the habitats in which the plant is usually found and information about its geographical distribution. Approximately four hundred drawings supplement the text and provide additional information for proper identification. The authors use nontechnical language whenever possible and include a glossary of technical terms.
The first comprehensive survey of the aquatic and wetland monocotyledons of the Southeast, this book will prove invaluable for ecologists, botanists, and nonspecialists interested in the plant life and ecology of the region.
"This book is one which garden clubs will use and treasure and it should be in the library of anyone seriously interested in the study of wildflowers."--Georgia Life
"This volume is excellent."--Rhodora
"I am quite certain that this book will become an indispensable companion to naturalists concerned with aquatic wet habitats, and I look forward to the coming Dicotyledons part of the manual."--Brittonia
About the Author
Robert K. Godfrey is Beadel Research Fellow at Tall Timbers Research Center in Tallahassee, Florida, and the coauthor of Trees of Northern Florida. His articles have appeared in Rhodora, American Midland Naturalist, and American Journal of Botany. Jean W. Wooten is professor of biology at the University of Southern Mississippi. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Ecology, Rhodora, Brittonia, Canadian Journal of Botany, and Taxon.