Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia
Linda G. Chafin
It stands to reason that if land owners, timber company and utility employees, government agency staff, environmental surveyors, and others can identify rare and endangered plants in the field, the plants stand a better chance of being protected.
This book provides them and us with identification tools that we often can only wish for: Photographs capture the plant's appearance in flower, fruit and/or foliage, then carefully done line drawings make clear the details that distinguish this plant from another. The text includes a comprehensive field description written in such a way that laymen will find easy to understand, along with descriptions of similar species, where to expect to find the plant, when it's most easily spotted, and advice as to how to protect its habitat.
This is all prefaced by descriptions of several natural communities notable for supporting rare plants, with just enough information to "wrap your brain around."
The book also includes descriptions of exotic invasive plants and an explanation of the work of Georgia's Plant Conservation Alliance.
Published by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in association with the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance.