Coastal Plants from Cape Cod to Cape Canaveral

By Irene H. Stuckey, Lisa Lofland Gould

Coastal Plants from Cape Cod to Cape Canaveral

328 pp., 5 x 8, 129 color photos, 1 map, bibl., index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4894-4
    Published: March 2001

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This beautifully illustrated book introduces readers to 125 frequently encountered wildflowers and other plants that grow in coastal habitats from Massachusetts to central Florida. Drawn from the authors' many years of studying, photographing, and teaching others about plants and their habitats, this handy guide will appeal to everyone from the budding naturalist out to enjoy a day at the beach to the professional scientist seeking accurate, current information about coastal plants.

Organized by plant family, the guide provides the scientific and common names for each species, notes about its range and habitat, and a detailed botanical description that includes information about its growth habits and life history, flowers and fruits, human uses, and importance to wildlife. An exceptional color photograph accompanies each entry. Other features include a section on planning field trips to coastal areas, a glossary, and a list of selected natural areas to visit.

About the Authors

Irene H. Stuckey is well known for her popular field trips, lectures, writings, and photographs devoted to wild plants and plant ecology. Stuckey is professor emerita of plant physiology at the University of Rhode Island's Agricultural Experiment Station, where her recent research focused on salt marshes. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
For more information about Irene H. Stuckey, visit the Author Page.

Lisa Lofland Gould is well known for her popular field trips, lectures, writings, and photographs devoted to wild plants and plant ecology. Gould is a research associate at the University of Rhode Island, executive director of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey, and a founder of the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society. She lives in West Kingston, Rhode Island.
For more information about Lisa Lofland Gould, visit the Author Page.


"Very readable, and as such, a fine book for naturalist and field biologists to help one get a better overview of these interesting plants."--Northeastern Naturalist

"The large number of field guides appearing in recent years attests to their popularity, both among casual and serious naturalists. A strength of this one . . . is its beautiful photographs, which will aid considerably efforts to identify unfamiliar species. Another useful feature is the inclusion of some woody plants as well as grasses and related species with inconspicuous flowers in addition to the wildflowers typically treated in field guides."--Choice

"This book looks at coastal plants from an ecological perspective, rather than simply describing them. . . . Excellent information for the botanist . . . not found in typical field guides."--Audubon Naturalist News

"Beginners and experienced naturalists alike will appreciate this handy resource."--Publishers Weekly