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|Main Title||The Smithsonian guide to seaside plants of the Gulf and Atlantic coasts from Louisiana to Massachusetts, exclusive of lower peninsular Florida /|
|Author||Duncan, Wilbur H.|
|Publisher||Smithsonian Institution Press,|
|ISBN||0874743869; 9780874743869; 0874743877; 9780874743876|
|Subjects||Coastal plants--Atlantic Coast (U.S.)--Identification. ; Coastal plants--Gulf States--Identification. ; United States--Atlantic Coast. ; United States--Gulf States.|
|Collation||409 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm|
Spine title: Seaside plants. Map on lining paper. Includes bibliographical references (page 32) and index.
For amateurs and scientists alike, this is the definitive book on plants found in the coastal marine environment. Almost all the seed-bearing plants likely to be encountered along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico seaboards are included: 949 species of wildflowers, trees, shrubs, grasses, rushes, and sedges. Only a few species of rare occurrence are omitted. For each of the 588 color-illustrated descriptions, as well as the 361 related species, the photographs and descriptions are sufficient for accurate identification. A 160-page color section contains almost 600 photographs taken by the authors and designed for maximum clarity of identification.