A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina (Paperback)

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A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina (Paperback)


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A comprehensive and indispensable reference for identifying and appreciating native flora

From its summits to its shores, South Carolina brims with life and unparalleled beauty thanks to its abundant array of native and naturalized flora, all carefully documented in this revised and expanded edition of A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina. Dramatic advances in plant taxonomy and ecology have occurred since the guide's publication 20 years ago; new species have been discovered while others struggle to survive in the face of vanishing habitats and climate change.

The authors, all experienced botanists, offer essays on carnivorous plants, native orchids, Carolina bays, the roles and effects of fire and agriculture on the landscape, and detailed descriptions of the plant communities throughout the state's major natural regions. This expanded edition catalogs nearly 1,000 species organized by habitat, with descriptions, color photographs, range maps, and comments on pharmacological uses, suitability for garden cultivation, origin of common and scientific names, and conservation status.

David B. White is a photographer and lead videographer and editor of Expeditions with Patrick McMillan.

Product Details ISBN: 9781643362632
ISBN-10: 1643362631
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication Date: August 15th, 2022
Pages: 704
Language: English