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Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians

Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians

  • Author: Dennis Horn,David Duhl,Tavia Cathcart
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781551059020
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 496
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"The official field guide of the Tennessee Native Plant Society."

Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians

Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians

The Official Field Guide of the Tennessee Native Plant Society

  • Author: Dennis Horn,David Duhl,Thomas Ellsworth Hemmerly,Tavia Cathcart,Tennessee Native Plant Society
  • Publisher: Lone Pine Pub
  • ISBN: 9781551054285
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 496
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Covering 1,300 species and sponsored by the Tennessee Native Plant Society, a comprehensive and informative field guide brings the beauty and uniqueness of the wildflowers from this region to amateurs and experts alike. Original.

Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont

Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont

A Naturalist's Guide to the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia

  • Author: Timothy P. Spira
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807877654
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 540
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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. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

Plant Life of Kentucky

Plant Life of Kentucky

An Illustrated Guide to the Vascular Flora

  • Author: Ronald Jones
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813171946
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 856
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Plant Life of Kentucky is the first comprehensive guide to all the ferns, flowering herbs, and woody plants of the state. This long-awaited work provides identification keys for Kentucky’s 2,600 native and naturalized vascular plants, with notes on wildlife/human uses, poisonous plants, and medicinal herbs. 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. The inclusion of 250 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.

Vascular Plant Taxonomy

Vascular Plant Taxonomy

  • Author: Dirk R. Walters,David J. Keil
  • Publisher: Kendall Hunt
  • ISBN: 9780787221089
  • Category: Botany
  • Page: 608
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The Southern Appalachians

The Southern Appalachians

A History of the Landscape

  • Author: Susan L. Yarnell
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 0788141163
  • Category: History
  • Page: 45
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Describes the natural and geological processes that have changed the Southern Appalachian landscape over millions of years. Chapters: Paleo-Indian Period; Archaic Period; Woodland and Mississippian Periods; early history; European settlement; early 19th cent.; Civil War and its aftermath; late 19th cent.; early 20th cent. conservation in the Southern Appalachians; Great Depression and New Deal; WWII and the 1950s; and recent decades. Appendix of plant and animal names. Parks and wilderness areas have provided refuge for native plants and animals, whereas in national forests managers have sought to regulate resource extraction.

Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee

Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee

  • Author: Edward W. Chester,S. Eugene Wofford,Joey Shaw
  • Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • ISBN: 1621901009
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 813
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The product of twenty-five years of planning, research, and writing, Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee is the most comprehensive, detailed, and up-to-date resource of its kind for the flora of the Volunteer State, home to nearly 2,900 documented taxa. Not since Augustin Gattinger’s 1901 Flora of Tennessee and a Philosophy of Botany has a work of this scope been attempted. The team of editors, authors, and contributors not only provide keys for identifying the major groups, families, genera, species, and lesser taxa known to be native or naturalized within the state—with supporting information about distribution, frequency of occurrence, conservation status, and more—but they also offer a plethora of descriptive information about the state’s physical environment and vegetation, along with a summary of its rich botanical history, dating back to the earliest Native American inhabitants. Other features of the book include a comprehensive glossary of botanical terms and an array of line drawings that illustrate the identifying characteristics of vascular plants, from leaf shape and surface features to floral morphology and fruit types. Finally, the book’s extensive keys are indexed by families, scientific names, and common names. The result is a user-friendly work that researchers, students, environmentalists, foresters, conservationists, and indeed anyone interested in Tennessee and its botanical legacy and resources will value for years to come. Edward W. Chester is professor emeritus of biology at Austin Peay State University, where he taught botany and curated the herbarium for more than forty-five years. B. Eugene Wofford is director of the University of Tennessee Herbarium and coauthor (with Professor Chester) of Guide to the Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Tennessee. Joey Shaw is associate professor of biological and environmental sciences at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dwayne Estes is associate professor of biology and curator of the herbarium at Austin Peay State University. David H. Webb is a retired biologist from the Tennessee Valley Authority. In addition, more than 20 experts from throughout the country contributed family or genera treatments, including Andrea Shea Bishop (rare species botanist, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation), Claude Bailey (associate professor, Jackson State Community College), Hal R. DeSelm (professor emeritus, University of Tennessee), Dennis Horn (amateur botanist and wildflower photographer, retired engineer), Chris Fleming (senior project scientist, BDY Environmental), Aaron Floden (graduate student, University of Tennessee), William H. Martin (professor emeritus, Eastern Kentucky University and former commissioner of Kentucky's Department of Natural Resources), Mary Patten Priestley (curator of the herbarium, The University of the South), and Edward Schilling (professor, University of Tennessee).

Appalachian Wildflowers

Appalachian Wildflowers

  • Author: Thomas Ellsworth Hemmerly
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 9780820321646
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 327
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This informative field guide covers the wildflowers of the entire Appalachian region, which stretches from Quebec to northern Alabama, encompassing the Catskills of New York, the Berkshires of Massachusetts, the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, and many mountain ranges in between. Using this book, readers will learn to identify this region's wildflowers by shape, color, family, and habitat. Ecologist and botanist Thomas E. Hemmerly encourages us to "read the landscape" in order to learn about plants' habitats, distribution, and use. In his brief, introductory chapters, he describes ecosystems such as mountain forests and wetlands to provide a context for the information on individual plant species that will be valuable to both professional scientists and amateur naturalists. Practical: The 378 color plates, grouped by color for clear reference, appear alongside plant descriptions for ease of identification.Informative: Each entry includes a description of the plant's habitat, abundance, and geographical distribution, along with information about its ethnobotanical, economic, or medicinal uses. An appendix lists and describes the best places in the Appalachians for "botanizing."User-Friendly: Diagrams of leaf and flower shapes are a further aide to plant identification.The Appalachian Region: Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Quebec, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

50 Hikes in the Tennessee Mountains

50 Hikes in the Tennessee Mountains

Hikes and Walks from the Blue Ridge to the Cumberland Plateau

  • Author: Doris Gove
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780881504323
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 255
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A new guide to the outstanding hiking opportunities to be found in the mountains, ridges, and valleys of eastern Tennessee.

Woody Plants of Kentucky and Tennessee

Woody Plants of Kentucky and Tennessee

The Complete Winter Guide to Their Identification and Use

  • Author: Ronald L. Jones,B. Eugene Wofford
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813143098
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 224
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For centuries people have used trees, shrubs, and woody vines for food, clothing, ritual, construction, scientific study, and more. However, these important plants are easy to overlook during the winter months, when the absence of leaves, fruit, and other distinguishing characteristics makes them difficult to recognize. This comprehensive volume is the essential guide to woody plants in Kentucky, Tennessee, and surrounding states during the winter season. Featuring color images of more than four hundred species, this detailed botanical resource provides keys to the genera and species, as well as descriptions of the genera. The species accounts include useful information on Latin meanings, common names, habitats and distributions, and notes on toxicity, nativity, rarity, and wetland status. In addition, authors Ronald L. Jones and B. Eugene Wofford provide notes on practical uses for the plants, including food, medicine, fiber, and weapons. Winter identification of woody plants can be a daunting exercise, but Jones and Wofford present clear and authoritative information that can help anyone spot these species in the wild. Whether taken into the field or enjoyed at home, Woody Plants of Kentucky and Tennessee: The Complete Winter Guide to Their Identification and Use is a comprehensive and accessible resource for professional and amateur botanists, students, commercial landscapers, homeowners, and outdoor enthusiasts.

Wildflowers of Arkansas

Wildflowers of Arkansas

  • Author: Carl G. Hunter
  • Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
  • ISBN: 9780912456164
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 296
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This is the most complete wild-flower book for Arkansas and also has great interest for surrounding states. Six-hundred species are described, accompanied by hundreds of color photographs. Text for each species appears next to its photograph for easy identification. The eight plant families represented are described as well as the structure of flowers and plants and the physiographic regions of Arkansas. The book also includes a glossary of scientific terms and an index for all species.

Ozark Wildflowers

Ozark Wildflowers

  • Author: Thomas E. Hemmerly
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 9780820323374
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 240
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A must-have field guide for wildflower enthusiasts, this book explores the water, soil, climate, and geology that influence Ozark ecology and identifies more than 600 species of Ozark flowering plants. 281 color photos.

Mountains of Injustice

Mountains of Injustice

Social and Environmental Justice in Appalachia

  • Author: Michele Morrone,Geoffrey L. Buckley
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • ISBN: 9780821419809
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 218
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Research in environmental justice reveals that low-income and minority neighborhoods in our nation’s cities are often the preferred sites for landfills, power plants, and polluting factories. Those who live in these sacrifice zones are forced to shoulder the burden of harmful environmental effects so that others can prosper. Mountains of Injustice broadens the discussion from the city to the country by focusing on the legacy of disproportionate environmental health impacts on communities in the Appalachian region, where the costs of cheap energy and cheap goods are actually quite high. Through compelling stories and interviews with people who are fighting for environmental justice, Mountains of Injustice contributes to the ongoing debate over how to equitably distribute the long-term environmental costs and consequences of economic development.

Wildflowers of Georgia

Wildflowers of Georgia

  • Author: Hugh O. Nourse,Carol Nourse
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 0820321796
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 83
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Wildflowers are among nature's loveliest offerings, and this book showcases the native flowering plants that are on display all throughout Georgia. For eight years, Hugh and Carol Nourse traveled the state, from the Coastal Plain to the Blue Ridge mountains and all points in between, finding and photographing wildflowers in their own habitats and in their best blooming seasons. The 86 vividly detailed photographs presented in this large-format volume capture the diversity and splendor of these sometimes elusive plants, many of which are endangered by human activities. Each photo is accompanied by a concise caption that provides common and scientific names, place and season photographed, and information on whether the plant is a Georgia protected plant. Armchair naturalists will not have to leave the comfort of their homes to appreciate this photographic collection of many of the state's wildflowers, but readers inspired to undertake their own search for these beauties will find suggestions for hiking trails and other sites to view wildflowers. Anyone who loves Georgia will treasure this book, and wildflower lovers everywhere will appreciate this beautiful depiction of the state's botanical diversity.

Wildflowers of Ohio

Wildflowers of Ohio

  • Author: Robert L. Henn
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253211675
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 215
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Wildflowers of Ohio is a user-friendly, full-color guide to 286 species of wildflowers found growing throughout the state. The book opens with a succinct but informative introduction, diagrams of flower parts and leaf arrangements, and a glossary of important botanical terms. It is then divided into five sections - for white, yellow to orange, pink to red, blue to purple, and green to brown flowers. Color-coded tabs on the right-hand pages expedite locating the proper section, as does the innovative side-turn design. Within each section, flowers are arranged in taxonomic order from the simplest to most complex. Each photograph is accompanied by a description of the plant's field characteristics, habitat, blooming period, range of distribution in Ohio, relationship to the environment, and uses by humans.

Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians

Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians

Thirty Great Hikes

  • Author: Timothy P. Spira
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469622653
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 304
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If you love waterfalls, here are some of the best hikes in the Southern Appalachians. And if you love plants--or simply would like to learn more about them--you will be in hiking heaven: naturalist Tim Spira's guidebook links waterfalls and wildflowers in a spectacularly beautiful region famous for both. Leading you to gorgeous waterfalls in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia, the book includes many hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. As he surveys one of America's most biologically diverse regions, Spira introduces hikers to the "natural communities" approach for identifying and understanding plants within the context of the habitats they occupy--equipping hikers to see and interpret landscapes in a new way. Each of the 30 hikes includes: * a detailed map and GPS coordinates * a lively trail description highlighting the plants you are most likely to see, as well as birds and other animals along the way * an associated plant species list Also featured: * beautiful color photographs of 30 destination waterfalls, 125 plants, and more * detailed descriptions of 125 key plant species * 22 drawings to help identify plant structures * a glossary of botanical terms

The Cherokee Herbal

The Cherokee Herbal

Native Plant Medicine from the Four Directions

  • Author: J. T. Garrett
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1591439523
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 288
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A practical guide to the medicinal uses of over 450 plants and herbs as applied in the traditional practices of the Cherokee. • Details the uses of over 450 plants for the treatment of over 120 ailments. • Written by the coauthor of Medicine of the Cherokee (40,000 copies sold). • Explains the healing elements of the Four Directions and the plants associated with them. • Includes traditional teaching tales as told to the author by Cherokee Elders. In this rare collection of the acquired herbal knowledge of Cherokee Elders, author J. T. Garrett presents the healing properties and medicinal applications of over 450 North American plants. Readers will learn how Native American healers utilize the gifts of nature for ceremonial purposes and to treat over 120 ailments, from the common cold to a bruised heart. The book presents the medicine of the Four Directions and the plants with which each direction is associated. From the East comes the knowledge of "heart medicine"--blood-building tonics and plants for vitality and detoxification. The medicine of the South focuses on the innocence of life and the energy of youthfulness. West medicine treats the internal aspects of the physical body to encourage strength and endurance, while North medicine offers a sense of freedom and connection to the stars and the greater Universal Circle. This resource also includes traditional teaching tales to offer insights from Cherokee cosmology into the origin of illness, how the animals found their medicine, and the naming of the plants.

Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses

Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses

  • Author: James Howard Miller,Karl V. Miller
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 9780820327488
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 454
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This guide to common and unique plants found in forests of the Southeast thoroughly covers 330 species of forbs (herbaceous plants), grasses, vines, and shrubs, with a special emphasis on the plants role in wildlife sustenance. Packed with detailed color photographs, the book is a must-have for forest landowners, game and wildlife managers, biologists, outdoors enthusiasts, students--anyone with an interest in the intricate and often unexpected interrelationships between the flora and fauna of our regions forests. Features: Descriptions of native and nonnative (exotic or invasive) plants, including 330 species of forbs, in 180 genera: grasses, sedges, and rushes; woody vines and semiwoody plants; shrubs; palms and yucca; cane; cactus; ferns; and ground lichen 650 color photos Map of physiographic provinces 56 simple black-and-white drawings of flower parts, flower types, and inflorescences, leaf arrangements, leaf divisions, shapes, and margins, and parts of a grass plant Glossary Index of genera by family, index by wildlife species, and index of scientific and common names

Wildflowers of the Blue Ridge Parkway

Wildflowers of the Blue Ridge Parkway

A Pocket Field Guide

  • Author: Ann Simpson,Rob Simpson
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1493023969
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 252
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This field guide dedicated to wildflowers of the Blue Ridge Parkway is an information-packed, pocket-sized book that introduces park visitors to the vibrant wildflower habitats along the Blue Ridge Parkway in a colorful and portable package. Including full-color photos and easy-to-understand descriptions, the wildflowers are arranged by color and family to aid in quick identification. With full cooperation from the park association, this book will appeal to the 16 million visitors who travel the Blue Ridge Parkway every year.