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This is the long, catalog/marketing description of the product.Owing to its varied terrain, abundant wetlands, and sub-tropical reach, Florida is rich in vascular plant diversity, with over 3,000 known species. About 300 of these are found nowhere else. Learning to identify plants is a valuable means of better understandings landscapes and marine environments. It's even more enriching to develop an understanding of how certain plants live and the various ecosystem roles they play. It helps, then, to have the portable reference Florida Trees & Wildflowers with its 140 common and familiar species. This beautifully illustrated collection includes an ecoregion map showing over 20 botanical sanctuaries where you can find such unique species as the state tree, the Saw Palmetto, or some of the dozen state wildflowers from the "land of the flowers." Laminated for durability, this 12-panel folding pocket guide is the ideal companion for educators, learners, naturalists, and botanists who wish to identify and better connect with some of the fascinating plants that grow in Florida. Made in the USA.
About the Author
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.