Written specifically for use in the field, Tidal Marsh Plants is an indispensable guide to the vascular plants found in the salt marshes along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States. This comprehensive and easy-to-use guidebook is the definitive guide for researchers who wish to make quick and accurate identifications of plant species while in the field.
Tidal Marsh Plants is the product of years of extensive and detailed study of the coastal wetlands. Included are sections on plant taxonomy, phenology, identification of monocotyledons and dicotyledons, comparisons of grasses (Poaceae), sedges (Cyperaceae), and rushes (Juncaceae), and detailed descriptions and illustrations of over 200 plants. To assist the user in plant recognition, both the Latin and common names of all plants are included, along with a convenient glossary of terms. The beautiful plants of the tidal marsh zones come to life in full-color photographs of selected species.
This informative book will be of interest to scientists and teachers, as well as students, hunters, fishermen, trappers, and ecologists. For those whose jobs or hobbies take them into the estuaries, bays, bayous, or sounds of the Atlantic or Gulf coasts, this guidebook will allow for clear and easy identification of area plants.