Wildflowers And Ferns Of Indiana Forests: A Field Guide

Paperback | November 25, 2011

byMichael A. HomoyaForeword byMarion T. Jackson

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This beautifully illustrated guide identifies nearly 300 common plants in Indiana's most prominent ecosystem-the Eastern Deciduous Forest. For ease of identification, the plants are arranged by flower color or growth form, providing a convenient way to distinguish a great majority of plants in any given woodland. Generous treatment is given to all major vascular plant groups of the forest, such as wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, trees, grasses, and sedges. Michael A. Homoya not only helps with identification, but also offers information on a plant's habitat, flowering period, familial relationships, biology, and connections to Indiana. For the garden enthusiast and habitat restorer, there is a section on landscaping and natural community restoration using native forest plants.

A portion of the proceeds from each sale of this book go to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for land protection and stewardship.

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This beautifully illustrated guide identifies nearly 300 common plants in Indiana's most prominent ecosystem-the Eastern Deciduous Forest. For ease of identification, the plants are arranged by flower color or growth form, providing a convenient way to distinguish a great majority of plants in any given woodland. Generous treatment is ...

Michael A. Homoya has served as botanist/plant ecologist for the Division of Nature Preserves, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, since 1982. He is author of Orchids of Indiana (IUP, 1993).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8.25 × 4.25 × 1 inPublished:November 25, 2011Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253223253

ISBN - 13:9780253223258

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Marion T. Jackson
Preface
Acknowledgments
State Flower
List of Common Forest Plants of Indiana
Introduction: Purpose and Plan for the Book
Indiana: An Overview
Natural Regions
Major Forest Types
Conservation and Threats
Using This Guide
The Plants
Ferns
Shrubs and Woody Vines
Trees
Herbaceous Wildflowers
Grasses
Sedges and Rushes
Exotics
Landscaping and Restoration with Native Forest Plants
Glossary
Recommended Reading
Index

Editorial Reviews

"[A] helpful, compact fieldguide.... In all, it's a useful book; and its size will allow hikers to carry it in a day pack. It's not exhaustive but certainly comprehensive enough for most weekend hikers and plant lovers." -www.dailyjournal.net