The Book of Swamp and Bog: Trees, Shrubs, and Wildflowers of the Eastern Freshwater Wetlands

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Stackpole Books, 1995 - Gardening - 237 pages
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"THE BOOK OF SWAMP AND BOG" picks up where typical field guides leave off: once you know a plant's name, you want to learn how it grows, why it prefers a certain habitat, and which animals depend on it for food and shelter. In nontechnicql language and with the help of exquisite drawings, John Eastman describes 80 wetland plants - from alders to willows - and the wildlife communities associated with them.
 

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This book is a great book for anyone who enjoys looking at plants, whether it be a scientist who wants a detailed look into bog species or someone who just wants to know what that weird looking plant was in that swamp they just walked by. Read full review

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For those people who already kind of know their way around the forest, and are more interested in what they are going to see ASSOCIATED with the plants they see than what an Audobon book says, this is ... Read full review

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Contents

Alder Speckled
1
Algae Bluegreen
5
Algae Green
8
Arrowarum
12
Arrowhead Broadleaved
13
Ash Black
16
Bladderwort Common
18
Blueberries
21
Loosestrife Swamp
111
Maple Red
113
Marigold Marsh
116
Meadowsweet
118
Milkweed Swamp
120
Mosses Sphagnum
123
NutGrasses
130
Oak Pin
132

Bogrosemary
25
Boneset
27
Bulrushes
29
Burreeds
32
Buttonbush
34
Calla Wild
37
Cardinalflower
38
Cattails
40
Cedar Northern White
47
Chokeberries
51
Cinquefoils
53
Coontail
55
Cottongrasses
57
Cranberries
59
Dogwood Redosier
63
Duckweeds
65
Elderberry Common
69
Ferns
73
Gentians
76
Goldenrod Bog
78
GrassofParnassus
80
Hollies
81
Horsetails
83
Irises Wild
86
Jackinthepulpit
89
Jewelweeds
91
JoePyeweeds
95
Labradortea
97
Ladyslippers
99
Laurels
102
Leatherleaf
104
Lobelia Great
107
Loosestrife Purple
108
Orchids Lipped
137
Pickerelweed
141
Pitcherplant
143
Pondweeds
148
Reed
152
Rose Swamp
155
Rushes
158
Sedges
160
Skunkcabbage
165
Smartweeds
169
Spruce Black
172
Stoneworts
178
Sumac Poison
181
Sundews
183
Sweet Gale
186
Tamarack
188
Thistle Swamp
193
Turtlehead
195
Vervain Blue
197
Watercress
199
Waterhemlock
201
Waterlilies
203
Watermilfoils
210
Waterplantain
212
Waterweed
214
Wildcelery
216
Wildrice
219
Willow Black
222
Willowherbs
226
Willows Shrub
227
Glossary
233
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Page xiv - Wetlands are lands transitional between terrestrial and aquatic systems where the water table is usually at or near the surface or the land is covered by shallow water.
Page xiv - [W]etlands are lands where saturation with water is the dominant factor determining the nature of soil development and the types of plant and animal communities living in the soil and on its surface.

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About the author (1995)

John Eastman is the author of Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (978-0-8117-1367-2), as well as numerous other books and articles about the natural world.

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