"Cox, a professor of biology for 41 years, writes a non-technical guide to the ecology of freshwater wetlands in Eastern and Central North America, encompassing plants and fungi, natives and non-natives, and providing details on plant survival strategies, plants of special interest, and the naming, collecting, and preservation of plants. Nice black-and-white line drawings."—Book News
Here is a comprehensive, significant study of wetlands flora, which encompasses all members of the plant and fungi kingdoms. These include poisonous, hallucinogenic, medicinal, and edible plant life as well as native and non-native plants that have the potential to become troublesome weed species. Complete and accurate details are offered on plant collection and preservation. A special chapter provides nontechnical investigations and projects for those pursuing areas beyond the realm of gathering and identifying flora. Conservation and habitat preservation are emphasized throughout the book.
Handsomely illustrated, informative, and easy to read, this hands-on guide will prove an accessible and invaluable companion to professional and amateur naturalists as well as to students and the general public.
Donald A. Cox is the author of A Naturalist's Guide to Forest Plants, A Naturalist's Guide to Field Plants Plants, and A Naturalist's Guide to Seashore Plants, all published by Syracuse University Press.
6 x 9, 216 pages, 123 black and white illustrations