Plants of Pennsylvania An Illustrated Manual

ISBN-10: 0812240030
ISBN-13: 9780812240030
Edition: 2nd 2007
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Description: Pennsylvania, a state of diverse geography and geology, is rich in flora. The second edition of The Plants of Pennsylvania identifies the nearly 3,400 species of trees, wildflowers, ferns, grasses, sedges, aquatic plants, and weeds native or  More...

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Book details

List price: $79.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 8/8/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1056
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 4.664
Language: English

Pennsylvania, a state of diverse geography and geology, is rich in flora. The second edition of The Plants of Pennsylvania identifies the nearly 3,400 species of trees, wildflowers, ferns, grasses, sedges, aquatic plants, and weeds native or naturalized in the Commonwealth.Retaining the clearly written identification keys and descriptions that made the first edition such an essential reference, this new edition has been reorganized to reflect recent advances in our understanding of plant relationships. Families and genera are listed in a sequence determined by current studies of plant molecular genetics, thus providing new insights for the study of botany. In addition, species have been added to the book as a result of new discoveries. The botanical illustrations of Anna Anisko continue to complement the descriptions and add an element of beauty to the volume.Developed in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Flora Project, and compiled by botanists at the Morris Arboretum, the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the second edition of The Plants of Pennsylvania is the authoritative 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.

Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
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
Master key
Sectional keys
Spore-bearing Vascular Plants
Gymnosperms
Basal Angiosperms
Monocots
Ceratophyllales
Magnoliids
Dicots
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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