Pennsylvania, a state of diverse geography and geology, is rich in flora. The Plants of Pennsylvania provides a means of positively identifying the more than 3,000 species of flowering plants, ferns, and gymnosperms native or naturalized in the Commonwealth.
The manual includes keys to families, genera, and species; extensive diagnostic illustrations; scientific and common names; and data on distribution ranges, relative frequency, rare and endangered species, blooming and fruiting periods; with taxonomic notes and an illustrated glossary. The information meticulously reflects the plants as represented in Pennsylvania and is derived from specimens collected within the state.
Developed in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Flora Database project, and compiled by botanists at the Morris Arboretum, the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, The Plants of Pennsylvania is an authoritative, accessible guide to Pennsylvania's plant life. It will be indispensable to taxonomists, conservationists, ecologists, foresters, land planners, teachers, agricultural county agents, students, and amateur naturalists.
|Publisher:||University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.19(d)|
About the Author
At the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Ann Rhoads is Senior Scientist of the Pennsylvania Flora Project, Timothy Block is Director of Botany, and Anna Anisko is Botanical Illustrator. They are coauthors of The Trees of Pennsylvania: A Complete Reference Guide, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition
How to Use the Manual
Symbols and Abbreviations
Collecting and Preserving Plant Specimens
Brief Floristic Description of Pennsylvania
Endangered and Threatened Species Programs
General Keys to Families
Spore-bearing Vascular Plants