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Rare Plants of Texas

Field / Identification Guide

Series: The WL Moody, Jr., Natural History Series Volume: 37

By: Jackie M Poole, William R Carr, Dana M Price and Jason R Singhurst

640 pages, 247 col photos, illus, maps

Texas A & M University Press

Paperback | Mar 2008 | #169272 | ISBN-13: 9781585445578
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NHBS Price: £30.95 $38/€35 approx

About this book

Since 1987, when Texas Parks and Wildlife Department botanists published their first in-house summary of Texas' threatened plants, more than 225 species have been identified and described as endangered, imperiled, or declining. Because most of these plants are too rare to be mentioned, much less pictured, in standard field guides, only a handful of botanists have known what these plants or their habitats look like.

Complete with photographs, line drawings, and county maps, this book describes the officially listed, candidate, and species-of-concern plants in Texas. Individual accounts include information on distribution, habitat, physical description, flowering time, federal and state status, similar species, and published references. The authors also provide brief introductory chapters on the state's vegetation regions; the history of plant conservation in Texas; federal, state, and other ranking methods; threats to native plants; recovery methods; and reporting guidelines.

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JACKIE M. POOLE is a botanist in the Wildlife Diversity Program of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. She has been working with the rare plants of Texas since 1982. WILLIAM R. CARR, a botanist with The Nature Conservancy of Texas, conducts numerous field surveys and inventories for the conservation of threatened habitat. DANA M. PRICE is a botanist at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department with experience in prairie ecology and economic botany. JASON R. SINGHURST, a botanist and phytogeographer at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, manages GIS and remote sensing land cover classification projects and conducts status surveys of rare plants in Texas.

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