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Falcon Guides
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Paperback / softback
9 in x 6 in

Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers

A Guide To Common Wildflowers Of The Coastal Regions Of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, And Northeastern Florida

Gil Nelson

About this book
The savannas, pinelands, and hardwood forests of the Atlantic Coastal Plain constitute one of the eastern United States' richest wildflower destinations. Botanists, naturalists, and wildflower enthusiasts alike are drawn to the region for its stunning array of flowering plants and for its extended blooming season. Few regions of the country match its ecological diversity. Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers will serve as a guide to the botanical treasures that can be found in this fascinating landscape. Perfect for both novice and professional, this valuable reference will enhance any visitor's next journey into the Atlantic Coastal Plain. This easy-to-use guide features: detailed descriptions and color photos of more than 300 plants, an introduction to the area's habitats and ecology, a tough, water-resistant cover and extradurable binding, made to withstand field use, a glossary of botanical terms, and a primer on plant characteristics.
About this author
Gil Nelson is a writer, naturalist, field botanist, and educator in Thomasville, Georgia. He is a research associate in botany at the Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium at Florida State University and has written widely about Florida and the southeastern United States. His works include three field guides to Florida plants, a guide to native landscape plants, and coauthorship of two Audubon field guides. This is his tenth book. He is also the author of East Gulf Coastal Plain Wildflowers, published by The Globe Pequot Press.

Gil also teaches relational database programming and geographical information systems, with a particular interest in the design, development, and uses of relational database technology and GIS for the management and use of biological and botanical data. His hobbies and interests include hiking, wildflower and landscape photography, the phytogeography of the southeastern United States, plant ecology, and the structure and composition of natural vegetative communities.