Native Plants of the Southeast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 460 Species for the Garden

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Timber Press, Incorporated, Jan 28, 2014 - Gardening
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Using native plants in a garden has many benefits. They attract beneficial wildlife and insects, they allow a gardener to create a garden that reflects the native beauty of the region, and they make a garden more sustainable. Because of all this, they are an increasingly popular plant choice for home and public gardens. Native Plants of the Southeast shows you how to choose the best native plants and how to use them in the garden. This complete guide is an invaluable resource, with plant profiles for over 460 species of trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses, and wildflowers. Each plant description includes information about cultivation and propagation, ranges, and hardiness. Comprehensive lists recommend particular plants for difficult situations, as well as plants for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife. Native Plants of the Southeast will be the definitive reference on the region's native flora for years to come.

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About the author (2014)

Larry Mellichamp is a professor of botany at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and director of the Universityrsquo;s botanical gardens. He has written many technical and popular articles on plants and gardening, appears regularly in the local media, and has coauthored four books, including Bizarre Botanicals: Weird and Wonderful Plants You Can Grow (with Paula Gross). He is the first recipient of the B. W. Wells award for education efforts from the North Carolina Native Plant Society.

Will Stuart has been photographing wildflowers since the mid-1970s when he began supplementing his botany lectures with up-close portraits of the local flora of upstate New York. He is a certified native plant specialist, a member of the North Carolina Native Plant Society, the Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Carolina Nature Photographers Association, and he is a contributing author to WildlifeSouth.com.

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