Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses

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University of Georgia Press, 2005 - Nature - 454 pages
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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.


  • 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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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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