Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Northeastern North America (Hardcover)

Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Northeastern North America By Garrett E. Crow, C. Barre Hellquist Cover Image

Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Northeastern North America (Hardcover)


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This is by far the best and most comprehensive manual and illustrated guide to native and naturalized vascular plants—ferns, conifers, and flowering plants—growing in aquatic and wetland habitats in northeastern North America, from Newfoundland west to Minnesota and south to Virginia and Missouri. Published in two volumes, this long-awaited work completely revises and greatly expands Norman Fassett’s 1940 classic A Manual of Aquatic Plants, yet retains the features that made Fassett’s book so useful.

 Features include:
 *  coverage of 1139 plant species, 1186 taxa, 295 genera, 109 families
 *  more than 600 pages of illustrations, and illustrations for more than 90% of the taxa
 *  keys for each species include references to corresponding illustrations
 *  habitat information, geographical ranges, and synonomy
 *  a chapter on nuisance aquatic weeds
 *  glossaries of botanical and habitat terms
 *  a full index for each volume

Wetland ecologists, botanists, resource managers, public naturalists, and environmentalists concerned with the preservation of wetland areas, which are increasingly threatened, will welcome this clear, workable, and comprehensive guide.

Garrett E. Crow is professor of botany at the University of New Hampshire.
C. Barre Hellquist is professor of biology at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

Product Details ISBN: 9780299343002
ISBN-10: 0299343006
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication Date: August 15th, 2023
Pages: 952
Language: English
“The plant variety (and in consequence the wide scope of the work) is amazing…The guide is precisely and meticulously written.”—Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, praise for the first edition

“A thoroughly illustrated work that greatly lessens the burden of water plant identification.”—RHODORA, praise for the first edition

“No comparable work exists. . . . A necessity for regional environmental managers of any ilk.”—E-STREAMS, praise for the first edition

“An indispensable reference to wetland plants of the most aquatically diverse part of the continent, with a variety of natural habitats, including the entire Great Lakes watershed. The field experience of both of these aquatic botanists, especially in the Northeast, is immense, so the benefits of having all of this knowledge captured in this newly updated edition cannot be overstated.”
—John H. Wiersema, Smithsonian Institution

“A timely and useful resource. It is great to see this second edition reformatted to one volume and updated with newly documented taxa, organized clearly and efficiently by coauthors with comprehensive knowledge. An invaluable tool for proper aquatic and wetland plant identification in the region.”—Amy Smagula, Limnologist and Exotic Species Program Coordinator, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

“A boon to aquatic plant biologists and natural resource managers. Crow and Hellquist’s work incorporates changes in taxonomy over the last several decades, bringing clarity to the ever-changing state of genetic identification. A current summary of Northeast invasive plants puts the threats in perspective. Bravo!”—John McPhedran, Biologist in the Invasive Aquatic Species Program, Maine Department of Environmental Protection

“Will have a very special and enduring value. . . . Impressively comprehensive, exceptionally well written, profusely illustrated throughout with b/w line drawn illustrations, and a thoroughly 'user friendly' reference in both organization and presentation, Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Northeastern North America is an essential and unreservedly recommended addition.”—Midwest Book Review