Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia
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Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia by Linda G. Chafin
Book DescriptionAbundantly illustrated with more than 400 color photographs and 200 detailed drawings, this comprehensive guide to the state's rare and endangered plants provides photographs and botanical illustrations in a single volume formatted for field use. More than 200 species are covered, including two dozen that are federally listed and 170-plus that are listed as Threatened, Endangered, Rare, or of Special Concern by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The guide is designed for easy, nontechnical identification of species in the field. Color photographs show the plants in their natural surroundings, and drawings emphasize the most distinctive parts of the plants. Packed with information about the plants as well as their habitats and management, the guide facilitates the quick recognition of rare species, encourages awareness of their distribution and ecological significance, and provides guidelines for ensuring their survival. Additional features include directions for using the guide, a map of Georgia's counties, descriptions of the natural communities of Georgia, references for further reading, a glossary of frequently used terms, and indexes of scientific and common plant names. The guide also includes a chapter by Jennifer Ceska and University of Georgia horticulture professor James Affolter, founding members of the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance, on horticultural requirements of rare species and the role of GPCA in their protection. This is a valuable resource for students, wildflower enthusiasts, botanists, land managers, and environmental decision makers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780977962105
(216mm x 140mm x 29mm)
Imprint: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, at the University of Georgia
Publisher: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, at the University of Georgia
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Linda G. Chafin
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The first field guide devoted exclusively to Georgia s wildflowers, while also including a large number of plants found in neighboring states. Botanist Linda G. Chafin has organized the scientific information in a clear, logical, and accessible way."
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Author Biography - Linda G. Chafin
Linda G. Chafin is a botanist at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Formerly a botanist for the Florida Natural Areas Inventory and a private environmental consultant, Chafin has conducted rare plant surveys throughout the Southeast. She is also the author of Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida.
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