The Plants of Pennsylvania: An Illustrated Manual

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University of Pennsylvania Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Gardening - 1061 pages
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Pennsylvania, a state of diverse geography and geology, is rich in flora. The Plants of Pennsylvania provides a means of positively identifying the more than 3,000 species of flowering plants, ferns, and gymnosperms native or naturalized in the Commonwealth. The manual includes keys to families, genera, and species; extensive diagnostic illustrations; scientific and common names; and data on distribution ranges, relative frequency, rare and endangered species, blooming and fruiting periods; taxonomic notes; and an illustrated glossary.

The information meticulously reflects the plants as represented in Pennsylvania and is derived from specimens collected within the state.

Developed in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Flora Database project and compiled by botanists at the Morris Arboretum, the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, The Plants of Pennsylvania is an authoritative, accessible 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.

  

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Oh my what a highly informative book, tmi, and I now am learning how to reference and figure out what plant species it is. highly engaging? Read full review

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At the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Ann Fowler Rhoads is Senior Scientist of the Pennsylvania Flora Project, Timothy A. Block is Director of Botany, and Anna Anisko is Botanical Illustrator. They are coauthors and illustrator of The Trees of Pennsylvania: A Complete Reference Guide, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Block is Assistant Director of Botany, Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania.

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