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Catalog Archive / Spring 2023

Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Northeastern North America
Second Edition

“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


The definitive reference

This second edition of Garrett E. Crow and C. Barre Hellquist’s widely acclaimed work provides the most comprehensive and illustrated guide to the 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. The first edition, published in 2000, completely revised and greatly expanded Norman Fassett’s 1940 classic A Manual of Aquatic Plants, retaining the features that made his book so useful. Since the first edition was published, many changes have occurred in the world of botany—in both taxonomy and nomenclature—especially thanks to the widespread application of molecular techniques in research. This second edition brings the information up to date and adds numerous species, all in a single user-friendly volume.

Features include:

  • coverage of 1,219 plant species, 1,259 taxa, 325 genera, and 112 families
  • 633 pages of illustrations, covering 88 percent of the taxa
  • keys that include figure numbers corresponding to drawings to facilitate identification
  • emphasis on vegetative characteristics as well as flowering and fruiting features habitat information, geographical ranges, and synonymy
  • a chapter on nuisance aquatic weeds
  • glossaries of botanical and habitat terms
  • a full index to scientific and common names


  • Wetland ecologists, botanists, resource managers, students of environmental sciences, lake association managers, public naturalists, and environmentalists concerned with the preservation of increasingly threatened wetland areas will welcome this updated, clear, workable, and comprehensive guide.

     

    Garrett E. Crow is professor emeritus of botany at the University of New Hampshire, visiting scholar at Calvin University, and professor of botany at Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies.

    C. Barre Hellquist is professor emeritus of biology at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and research associate at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas.

     

    Praise

    “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

     

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    Table of Contents

    Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    Map of geographical area
    Nuisance Aquatic Plants of the Northeast

    General Keys to Families

    PTERIDOPHYTES
    Lycopodiaceae
    Isoetaceae
    Selaginellaceae
    Equisetaceae
    Osmundaceae
    Schizaeaceae
    Salviniaceae
    Marsileaceae
    Onocleaceae
    Blechnaceae
    Thelypteridaceae
    Dryopteridaceae

    GYMNOSPERMS
    Pinaceae
    Cupressaceaev

    ANGIOSPERMS (Flowering Plants)

    Primitive Angiosperms
    Cabombaceae
    Nymphaeaceae

    Magnoliids
    Magnoliaceae
    Lauraceae
    Sauraraceae

    Monocots
    Acoraceae
    Araceae (including Lemnaceae)
    Tofieldiaceae
    Hydrocharitaceae
    Butomaceae
    Alismataceae
    Scheuchzeriaceae
    Juncaginaceae
    Ruppiaceae
    Zosteraceae
    Potamogetonaceae
    Nartheciaceae
    Burmanniaceae
    Melanthiaceae
    Orchidaceae
    Iridaceae
    Asparagaceae
    Typhaceae
    Xyridaceae
    Eriocaulaceae
    Juncaceae
    Cyperaceae
    Poaceae
    Haemodoraceae
    Pontederiaceae
    Marantaceae

    Eudicots
    Ceratophyllaceae
    Ranunculaceae
    Platanaceae
    Nelumbonaceae

    Rosids
    Crassulaceae
    Penthoraceae
    Haloragaceae
    Saxifragaceae
    Celastraceae
    Hypericaceae
    Podostemaceae
    Elatinaceae
    Violaceae
    Salicaceae
    Fabaceae
    Rosaceae
    Rhamnaceae
    Ulmaceae
    Cannabaceae
    Urticaceae
    Fagaceae
    Betulaceae
    Myricaceae
    Onagraceae
    Lythraceae
    Melastomataceae
    Anacardiaceae
    Sapindaceae
    Malvaceae
    Brassicaceae
    Droseraceae
    Polygonaceae
    Plumbaginaceae
    Amaranthaceae

    Asterids

    Nyssaceae
    Cornaceae
    Balsaminaceae
    Polemoniaceae
    Primulaceae
    Sarraceniaceae
    Clethraceae
    Ericaceae
    Rubiaceae
    Loganiaceae
    Gentianaceae
    Apocynaceae
    Hydrolaeaceae
    Solanaceae
    Boraginaceae
    Oleaceae
    Plantaginaceae
    Scrophulariaceae
    Linderniaceae
    Acanthaceae
    Lentibulariaceae
    Verbenaceae
    Lamiaceae
    Phrymaceae
    Orobanchaceae
    Aquifoliaceae
    Campanulaceae
    Menyanthaceae
    Asteraceae
    Araliaceae
    Apiaceae
    Caprifoliaceae
    Viburnaceae
    Abbreviations
    Glossary of Plant Terms
    Glossary of Habitat Terms
    References
    Index

     


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