Book ID: 100420
Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas. 2014. illus.(col.). XI, 380 p. gr8vo. Flexible cover.
Texas has a surprising number of native ferns and lycophytes, 127 in all, the most of any state in the continental U.S.A. This is particularly unexpected given that most people associate ferns and related plants with humid, even tropical conditions, just the opposite of much of Texas. This book explains why and looks at the fascinating world of Texas ferns, ranging from the swamp forests of far East Texas, to the hidden canyons of the Edwards Plateau, and even to the high mountain sky islands of such places as Big Bend National Park. Each species has an illustration page with a color photo, a line drawing, and detailed maps.