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Plant Life of Kentucky An Illustrated Guide to the Vascular Flora

ISBN-10: 0813123313
ISBN-13: 9780813123318
Edition: 2005
Authors: Ronald L. Jones
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 3/25/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 856
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 4.4
Language: English

Ronald L. Jones, a professor of biological sciences at Eastern Kentucky University, is curator of the Eastern Kentucky University Herbarium.

Preface
Introduction
Overview of this Book
How to Use this Book
Plants Treated
Arrangement of the Taxa
Family Descriptions
Keys
Sources of Information
Nomenclature
Flowering Periods
Habitats
Distributions
Relative Abundance and Rare Species Status
Non-Native Species
Wetland Categories
Abbreviations
Illustrations
Summary of the Flora
The Physical Setting of Kentucky
Climate
Natural Regions of Kentucky
Appalachian Plateaus
Interior Low Plateaus
Mississippi Embayment
Vegetation of Kentucky
Forest Regions of Kentucky
Mixed Mesophytic Forest Region
Oak-Hickory Forest Region
Southern Floodplain Forest Region
Plant Communities of Kentucky
Aquatic and Open (Nonforested) Wetland Communities
Standing Water Communities
Running Water Communities
Emergent Wetland Communities
Shrub Wetland Communities
Swamp Forests
Floodplain Forests
Upland Forests
Mixed Deciduous Forests
Mixed Oak Forests (Often Oak-Hickory or Oak-Ash)
Xeric Oak Forests (Often Oak-Pine or Oak-Eastern Red-Cedar)
Pine Forests
Ash-Oak Savanna of the Bluegrass
Grass-Dominated Communities
Rock Outcrop Communities (Glades, Ledges, Clifftops)
Cliffsides and Rockhouses
Disturbed Communities
Plant Communities of Surface-Mined Lands
Floristic Affinities
Endemics
Conservation Status
The Status of Old-Growth Forest in Kentucky
Historical Reports
Current Old-Growth Forest in Kentucky
Kentucky's Big Trees
A History of Plant Conservation in Kentucky
A History of Plant Life in Kentucky
Geologic Overview
Ordovician Period
Silurian Period
Devonian Period
Mississippian Period
Pennsylvanian Period
Permian Period
Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Periods (Mesozoic Era)
Tertiary Period
Quaternary Period
Current Geologic Conditions
Origins of the Flora
Paleozoic Era
Mesozoic Era
Cenozoic Era (Tertiary Period)
Cenozoic Era (Quaternary Period)
Native Americans and Presettlement Conditions
Postsettlement Changes in the Plant Life of Kentucky
Effects of Habitat Alterations
Effects of Logging
Effects of Coal Mining
Effects of Wetland Losse
Effects of Acid Precipitation and Ozone Damage
Effects of Global Warming
Overall Effects of Habitat Alterations
Effects of Fungal and Animal Pests
Effects of Naturalized Plants
Effects of Harvesting for Medicinal or Ornamental Uses
A History of Floristic Botany in Kentucky
The Antebellum Period (Prior to 1860)
Andre Michaux (1746-1802)
Francois Andre Michaux (1770-1855)
Constantine S. Rafinesque (1783-1840)
Charles W. Short (1794-1863) and Associates
The Civil War and the Postbellum Period (1860 to 1900)
The Beginning of Modern Field Botany (1900 to 1948)
Harrison Garman (1858-1943) and the College of Agriculture Herbarium
Frank T. McFarland (1886-?) and the University of Kentucky Herbarium
E. Lucy Braun (1889-1971)
Mary E. Wharton (1912-1991)
The 1948 Fire at the University of Kentucky Herbarium
The Recovery Period of Kentucky Botany (1948 to the Present)
Percy A. Davies (1896-1961) and Floristic Activities at the University of Louisville
Willem Meijer (1923-2003) and Floristic Activities at the University of Kentucky
John W. Thieret (1926-) and Floristic Activities at Regional Universities and Private Colleges
Other Contributions to Floristic Botany in Kentucky
Federal Agencies
State Agencies
Private Organizations
Private Citizens
Current Status of Floristic Studies in Kentucky
Literature Cited in Part I
Taxonomic Treatment
Introduction to the Keys
General Key to Vascular Plants of Kentucky
Pteridophytes of Kentucky
Gymnosperms of Kentucky
Dicotyledonae of Kentucky
Monocotyledonae of Kentucky
Epilogue
Literature Cited in Part II
Glossary
Index of Part I
Index of Scientific Names in Part II
Index of Common Names in Part II
Index of Popular Books on the Flora of the South-Central United States and the Southern Appalachians

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