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A Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge

Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge
A Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge
by B. Eugene Wofford
University of Georgia Press, 1989
ISBN 9780820324555
Paperback

Another identification manual that is a must while botanizing in the Blue Ridge province is the Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge by Eugene Wofford. Its wide range of habitats within the region extends from northern Georgia to southern Pennsylvania. Over 2000 species are included, representing all major plant groups including ferns, trees, monocots, and dicots. All the families, genera, and species are arranged alphabetically. (Yes!) Although lacking illustrations, the keys are simple to follow. The list of references is quite useful for those who wish to delve further into species identification. Hopefully, a new edition will update the species coverage and include updated taxonomic revisions.