392 pp., 5.5 x 8.5, 553 color plates., 2 drawings, 1 maps, appends., bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-7186-7
Published: June 2011
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-7788-3
Published: June 2011
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Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region is arranged by habitat, with color tabs to facilitate easy browsing of the nine different natural communities whose plants are described here. Bruce A. Sorrie, a botanist with over 30 years of experience, includes common plants, region-specific endemics, and local rarities, each with its own species description, and over 540 color photos for easy identification. The field guide's opening section includes an introduction to the Sandhills region's geology, soil types, and special relationship to fire ecology; an overview of rare species and present conservation efforts; a glossary and key to flower and leaf structures; and a listing of gardens, preserves, and parklands in the Sandhills region and nearby where wildflowers can be seen and appreciated. Wildflower enthusiasts and professional naturalists alike will find this comprehensive guide extremely useful.
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About the Author
Bruce A. Sorrie is a botanist for the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program.
For more information about Bruce A. Sorrie, visit the Author Page.
"Focusing on the unique flora and plant communities of the Sandhills, this excellent field guide will be a valuable resource for the general public and trained botanists alike. Bruce Sorrie brings important conservation attention to this beautiful, under-valued region, encouraging readers to get to know, love, and preserve this area."--Linda Chafin, State Botanical Garden of Georgia
"This comprehensive field guide, written by one of the foremost authorities on the Sandhills ecosystem, provides an excellent approach to exploring and discovering the wildflowers of the Sandhills' entire tri-state area."--James Hardin, Professor Emeritus of Botany, North Carolina State University