The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida: A Reference and Field Guide

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Pineapple Press Inc, 1996 - Gardening - 391 pages
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-- Florida ranks third in the U.S. in the number of plants -- about 4,000 species -- that cover its landscape
-- An easy-to-use field guide with line drawings and color photos
-- Useful to professional botanists as well as landscape architects and homeowners
  

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Contents

GYMNOSPERMS
2
ANGIOSPERMS Dicots
21
Clethraceae White Alder Family
81
Cornaceae Dogwood Family
95
Euphorbiaceae Spurge Family
123
Flacourtiaceae Flacourtia Family
139
Hamamelidaceae Witch Hazel Family
153
Lauraceae Laurel or Bay Family
166
Leitneriaceae Corkwood Family
198
Magnoliaceae Magnolia Family
204
Moraceae Mulberry Family
218
Nyctaginaceae FourOClock Family
237
Onagraceae EveningPrimrose Family
252
COLOR PHOTO SECTION BETWEEN PAGES 202 AND 203
372
INDEX TO COMMON NAMES
385
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About the author (1996)

Gil Nelson is a writer, naturalist, field botanist, and educator in Thomasville, Georgia. He is a research associate in botany at the Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium at Florida State University and has written widely about Florida and the southeastern United States. His works include three field guides to Florida plants, a guide to native landscape plants, and coauthorship of two Audubon field guides. This is his tenth book. He is also the author of "East Gulf Coastal Plain Wildflowers," published by The Globe Pequot Press.
Gil also teaches relational database programming and geographical information systems, with a particular interest in the design, development, and uses of relational database technology and GIS for the management and use of biological and botanical data. His hobbies and interests include hiking, wildflower and landscape photography, the phytogeography of the southeastern United States, plant ecology, and the structure and composition of natural vegetative communities.

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