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 accomplished advisor to the entire ferns, flowering herbs, and woody vegetation of the country. 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 outdoor the country (these species are "to be anticipated" in Kentucky) broadens the local insurance, and so much vegetation happening from northern Alabama to southern Ohio to the Mississippi River (an zone of vast similarity in plants) are tested, together with approximately all of the crops of western and significant Tennessee. the writer additionally describes prehistoric and historic alterations within the vegetation, ordinary areas and plant groups, major botanists, present threats to flora, and a plan for destiny experiences. vegetation of Kentucky is meant as a learn device for pros in biology and comparable fields, and as a source for college students, novice naturalists, and others attracted to knowing and protecting our wealthy botanical heritage.

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