This illustrated guide identifies nearly 300 common plants in Indiana's most prominent ecosystem - the Eastern Deciduous Forest. For ease of identification, the plants are arranged by flower color or growth form, providing a convenient way to distinguish a great majority of plants in any given woodland. Treatment is given to all major vascular plant groups of the forest, such as wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, trees, grasses, and sedges.
Species List of Indiana Forest Plants
Introduction: Purpose and Plan for the Book
Indiana: An Overview
Major Forest Types
Conservation and Threats
Using This Guide
Shrubs and Woody Vines
Sedges and Rushes
Landscaping and Restoration with Native Forest Plants
Michael A. Homoya has served as botanist/plant ecologist for the Division of Nature Preserves, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, since 1982. He is author of Orchids of Indiana (IUP, 1993).