Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Forest plants of the Southeast and their wildlife uses.

Abstract

The well-illustrated book as a guide to the plant species that inhabit forests, forest openings, margins and rights of way in the Southeastern USA. Descriptions of 180 genera are given in sections for forbs, grasses and grass-like plants, woody vines and semiwoody plants, shrubs, palms, cane, cactus, ferns and ground lichen. Details are given for 330 species. For each genus, there is a brief description of growth form, morphological characteristics and number of species in the SE USA. This is accompanied by a more detailed description of a common species in that genus, including notes on range, ecology, taxonomy, and wildlife uses by mammals, birds and, sometimes, butterflies. The book is intended to be educational for outdoor enthusiasts, forest landowners, game and wildlife managers, forest managers, biologists and students.