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Aquatic and wetland plants of northeastern North America : a revised and enlarged edition of Norman C. Fassett's A manual of aquatic plants
Crow, Garrett E.
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Publication Information:
Madison, WI : University of Wisconsin Press, [2000]

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2 volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm
v. 1. Pteridophytes, gymnosperms, and angiosperms : dicotyledons -- v. 2. Angiosperms : monocotyledons.

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QK117 .C84 2000 V.1 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference
QK117 .C84 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference

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Published in two volumes, this guide to native and naturalized vascular plants growing in aquatic and wetland habitats in northeastern North America covers 1139 plant species, 1186 taxa, 295 genera and 109 families. Habitat information, geographical ranges and synonymy is included.

Author Notes

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

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Norman Fassett's Manual of Aquatic Plants (1940) became a classic and was used by two generations of botanists, but nomenclatural and other changes suggested a great need for extensive revision. Crow (Univ. of New Hampshire) and Hellquist (Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts) have admirably filled this need by revising and expanding the range of Fassett's Manual, which now treats all vascular wetland and aquatic species from Minnesota to Missouri east to Newfoundland and Virginia. More than 90 percent of the 1,139 species are illustrated, some of these reprinted from Fassett or other publications in addition to new ones made for the current work. Keys are included for all species; although the real value of keys cannot be determined by a brief reading of the text, they appear to be useful and clearly written and are greatly enhanced by the illustrations. A statement on geographic range, habitat, and synonymy is included for each species and a glossary and brief treatment of invasive species completes the work. Botanists and ecologists working in wetland and aquatic habitats will find this work a useful and comprehensive resource. Upper-division undergraduates and up. D. A. Lovejoy Westfield State College

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Map of geographical areap. xiii
Nuisance Aquatic Plants of the Northeastp. xv
General Keysp. xix
Monocotyledonsp. 3
Subclass Alismatidaep. 3
Butomaceaep. 3
Alismataceaep. 3
Hydrocharitaceaep. 11
Scheuchzeriaceaep. 33
Juncaginaceaep. 33
Potamogetonaceaep. 36
Ruppiaceaep. 58
Zannichelliaceaep. 58
Zosteraceaep. 68
Najadaceaep. 68
Subclass Arecidaep. 76
Acoraceaep. 76
Araceaep. 76
Lemnaceaep. 78
Subclass Commelinidaep. 85
Xyridaceaep. 85
Eriocaulaceaep. 92
Juncaceaep. 97
Cyperaceaep. 121
Poaceae (Gramineae)p. 252
Sparganiaceaep. 295
Typhaceaep. 306
Subclass Zingiberidaep. 310
Marantaceaep. 310
Subclass Liliidaep. 312
Pontederiaceaep. 312
Haemodoraceaep. 317
Liliaceaep. 320
Iridaceaep. 323
Burmanniaceaep. 328
Orchidaceaep. 328
Abbreviationsp. 351
Glossary of Plant Termsp. 353
Glossary of Habitat Termsp. 363
Referencesp. 365
Indexp. 373