Guide to Great Lakes Coastal Plants

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University of Michigan Press, 2006 - Nature - 180 pages
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The coastal beaches of the Great Lakes are some of the most outstanding features of this vast chain of freshwater lakes. Many plants of this region grow nowhere else, and a number of protected species are found along the shoreline.

In Guide to Great Lakes Coastal Plants Ellen Elliott Weatherbee provides simple yet authoritative descriptions of sixty-seven of the most interesting plants found on the United States and Canadian shores. Each plant is illustrated with color photographs and line drawings for ease in identification. Wildlife and ethnobotanical uses add fascinating information about the plants, and distribution maps are included for easy reference.

This is a must-have field guide for anyone who enjoys the natural beauty of wildflowers.

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This is an extremely useful guide with interesting information about coastal plants. Weatherbee does a fantastic job assisting with identification but goes the extra mile to include how plants were used today and in the past (ethnobotanical uses) and what wildlife depend on these plants. Between the color images, distribution maps, plant attributes and the nice line art illustrations, I have what I need to accurately identify plants. And I can impress my friends by knowing that Buffaloberries were used by Tribes for a number of medicinal purposes, such as soothing mosquito bites. 


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