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

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

Ronald L. Jones


Plant lifetime of Kentucky is the 1st entire advisor to the entire ferns, flowering herbs, and woody vegetation of the nation. This long-awaited paintings presents identity keys for Kentucky's 2,600 local and naturalized vascular crops, with notes on wildlife/human makes use of, toxic vegetation, and medicinal herbs. the typical identify, flowering interval, habitat, distribution, rarity, and wetland prestige are given for every species, and approximately eighty percentage are illustrated with line drawings. The inclusion of 250 extra species from open air the nation (these species are "to be anticipated" in Kentucky) broadens the nearby insurance, and so much vegetation taking place from northern Alabama to southern Ohio to the Mississippi River (an sector of huge similarity in vegetation) are tested, together with approximately all of the crops of western and relevant Tennessee. the writer additionally describes prehistoric and ancient alterations within the flowers, common areas and plant groups, major botanists, present threats to plants, and a plan for destiny reviews. flowers of Kentucky is meant as a study device for execs in biology and similar fields, and as a source for college students, novice naturalists, and others attracted to realizing and holding our wealthy botanical heritage.

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