Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States

Linda G. Chafin

Illustrated by Hugh Nourse and Carol Nourse

Title Details

Pages: 528

Trim size: 152.400mm x 228.600mm

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Paperback

Pub Date: 06/01/2016

ISBN: 9-780-8203-4868-1

List Price: $32.95

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Published with the generous support of Wormsloe Foundation Nature Books

Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States

Linda G. Chafin

Illustrated by Hugh Nourse and Carol Nourse

A sweeping field guide to the diverse wildflowers of Georgia and ten surrounding states

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Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States is 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. The guide includes nontechnical species descriptions and comparisons with similar plants, information on the habitats and natural communities that support Georgia's wildflowers, and suggestions for the best places and times to see wildflowers. It also features descriptions of the wildflowers found in forests, woodlands, and wetlands, as well as those growing along roadsides that are often dismissed as "weeds" but which may first attract the attention of budding naturalists.

FEATURES:
A set of 750 thumbnail photographs that allows users to identify plants by flower color
Detailed descriptions for 770 of the most common wildflowers found in Georgia and throughout most of the Southeast, as well as additional information for 530 "similar to" species
Descriptions of the natural communities in Georgia where wildflowers may be easily seen
An alphabetical arrangement by plant family, with each plant family broken down alphabetically by genus and species
A guide to the pronunciation of scientific names
Lightweight and sturdy enough for the field but inclusive enough for the reference shelf
90% or more of the species in this guide also occur in Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina
80% or more of the species in this guide also occur in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia

In exploring and enjoying Georgia's amazing diversity of wildflowers and other native flora, a good field guide is invaluable to help identify, understand and learn more about the plants. Now, we have the first guidebook ever devoted exclusively to the state - Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States. . . . The well-organized field guide is written and laid out in a manner that will appeal to professional botanists as well as budding naturalists - and to anyone curious about what they are seeing in Georgia's woods, fields, wetlands and even along roadsides.

—Charles Seabrook, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States is meant to be just that-a book meant to travel, literally, a field guide hikers in Georgia and nearby states can take along on their explorations, and will let them find pretty quickly what that pretty flower is, off the highway, off the Appalachian trail or deep in a south Georgia bog.

—Lee Shearer, Athens Banner-Herald

Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States. . . is a friendly invitation to share knowledge you have wished you had every time you've wondered at an unknown flower along the roadside or on a walk in the woods.

—Pete McCommons, Flagpole

Those interested in the wildflowers of the American southeast now have an impressive new field guide. . . to help them with their identifications.

—John E. Riutta, The Well-Read Naturalist

About the Author/Editor

LINDA G. CHAFIN is Conservation Botanist at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and author of Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia (Georgia) and Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida.