Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses

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University of Georgia Press, 2005 - Nature - 454 pages
This guide to common and unique plants found in forests of the Southeast thoroughly covers 330 species of forbs (herbaceous plants), grasses, vines, and shrubs, with a special emphasis on the plants role in wildlife sustenance. Packed with detailed color photographs, the book is a must-have for forest landowners, game and wildlife managers, biologists, outdoors enthusiasts, students--anyone with an interest in the intricate and often unexpected interrelationships between the flora and fauna of our regions forests.

Features:

  • Descriptions of native and nonnative (exotic or invasive) plants, including 330 species of forbs, in 180 genera: grasses, sedges, and rushes; woody vines and semiwoody plants; shrubs; palms and yucca; cane; cactus; ferns; and ground lichen
  • 650 color photos
  • Map of physiographic provinces
  • 56 simple black-and-white drawings of flower parts, flower types, and inflorescences, leaf arrangements, leaf divisions, shapes, and margins, and parts of a grass plant
  • Glossary
  • Index of genera by family, index by wildlife species, and index of scientific and common names
 

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Contents

Genus Common Name Pages
4
Ambrosia Ragweed 1011
10
Aster Aster 1619
16
Blephilia Woodmint 2223
22
Chimaphila Wintergreen 2829
28
Clitoria Butterfly pea or Pigeonwings 3435
34
Commelina Dayflower 4041
40
Forbs
43
Grasses Sedges and Rushes
200
Carex Sedge 208209
208
Danthonia Oatgrass or Povertygrass 216217
216
Grasses Sedges and Rushes
225
Woody Vines and Semiwoody Plants
264
Campsis Trumpetcreeper 270271
270
Lonicera Honeysuckle 278279
278
Pueraria Kudzu 284285
284

Croptilon Scratchdaisy 4647
46
Desmodium Ticktrefoil or Desmodium 5255
52
Duchesnea Mockstrawberry or Duchesnea 5859
58
Erigeron Fleabane 6465
64
Euphorbia Spurge 7273
72
Gaillardia Blanketflower 7879
78
Galium Bedstraw or Cleavers 8485
84
Gnaphalium Cudweed 9091
90
Heterotheca False Goldenaster 9697
96
Hypericum St Johnswort or Pineweed 102103
102
Kummerowia Kummerowia 110111
110
Lespedeza Lespedeza 116119
116
Lobelia Lobelia 122123
122
Mimosa Mimosa or Sensitive plant 128129
128
Oenothera Eveningprimrose 134137
134
Passiflora Passionflower 140141
140
Plantago Plantain 146147
146
Pycnanthemum Mountain mint or Wildbasil 152153
152
Rhynchosia Rhynchosia or Snoutbean 158159
158
Rumex Dock or Sorrel or Sourgrass 164165
164
Seymeria Blacksenna or Seymeria 170171
170
Solidago Goldenrod 176177
176
Strophostyles Fuzzybean or Wild bean 182183
182
Tradescantia Spiderwort 188189
188
Verbena Vervain 194195
194
Smilax Greenbrier or Catbrier 290293
290
Vitis Grape 298301
298
Aesculus Buckeye 304305
304
Asimina Pawpaw 310311
310
Shrubs
313
Callicarpa Beautyberry 316317
316
Cephalanthus Buttonbush 322323
322
Corylus Hazel 328329
328
Cyrilla Cyrilla 334335
334
Frangula Buckthorn 340341
340
Hydrangea Hydrangea 346347
346
Illicium Anise 352353
352
Leucothoe Doghobble or Leucothoe 358359
358
Morella Bayberry or Waxmyrtle 366367
366
Quercus Shrubby oak 372373
372
Rosa Rose 380381
380
Vaccinium Vaccinium or Blueberry 386389
386
Palms and Yucca
394
Palms and Yucca
397
Yucca Yucca 400401
400
Cactus
404
Ferns
406
Polystichum Wood fern or Shield fern 412413
412
Flower Parts Flower Types and Inflorescences
425
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James H. Miller is a research ecologist with the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, at Auburn University, and an Affiliate Professor of Forestry with Auburn University's School of Forestry and Wildlife Science.  Karl V. Miller is an associate professor of wildlife ecology and management at the University of Georgia.

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