Book ID: 100930
Aquatic Plants of Pennsylvania. A Complete Reference Guide. 2011. 93 col. illus. illus. VII, 308 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.
The book highlights the diversity and vital ecological importance of aquatic plants found in the Commonwealth. An introductory chapter on aquatic plant ecology covers topics such as evolution, form, and reproduction of aquatic plants, vegetation zones, types of aquatic ecosystems, and rare and endangered species. Information on invasive plants, such as Eurasian water-milfoil and curly pondweed, which threaten Pennsylvania's aquatic ecosystem will be especially useful to watershed organizations, citizen monitoring projects, lake managers, and natural resource agency personnel. An illustrated identification key guides the reader through a series of steps to properly identify a specimen based on its characteristics. Each of the more than 200 listings provides a plant's taxonomy, detailed description, distribution map, and expert botanical illustrations.