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Return to Book Page. Plant Life of Kentucky is the first comprehensive guide to all the ferns, flowering herbs, and woody plants of the state.
The common name, flowering period, habitat, distribution, rarity, Plant Life of Kentucky is the first comprehensive guide to all the ferns, flowering herbs, and woody plants of the state. 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.
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The inclusion of 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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Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published March 25th by University Press of Kentucky. More Details Original Title.
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This page work covers all of the documented vascular plants in the state as well as others thought possibly to occur in Kentucky Jones's volume should go a long way towards bringing Kentucky floristics into the modern era. Should hold up to extensive field and herbarium usage. It provides all that is needed to identify local ferns, grasses, herbs, and woody plants and to learn a bit about their natural history Highly recommended.
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We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter. Information given for each species includes the most appropriate synonym; common name; flowering period; general habitat; geographic distribution in Kentucky as per occurrence in the three physiographic provinces that cross the state; abundance that is, rare, frequent, infrequent ; native or nonnative and if nonnative where it is introduced from ; and whether the taxon is listed as endangered, threatened, special [End Page ] concern, or historical by the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission.
Plant Life of Kentucky, an Illustrated Guide to the Vascular Flora
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