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Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry and Lower Pee Dee

Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry and Lower Pee Dee
Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry
and Lower Pee Dee

by Richard D. Porcher
University of South Carolina Press, 1995
ISBN 1570030278
Paperback

Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry and Lower Pee Dee by Richard Porcher is a beautiful account of 437 native plant species represented by 466 photos of species and habitat that are found throughout the South Carolina Lowcountry and the Lower Pee Dee—almost one-third of the state's fifteen counties. Many of the represented plant species are threatened or endangered and are therefore protected by law.

Identifications are made not only by color or plant family, but also by locality where you might find each species, especially along roadsides. The author lists forty-eight sites throughout the state that harbor a high diversity of plant species. These sites include state parks, county parks, and along trails.

Each species is fully described and includes an accurate photograph that shows important taxonomic characters. The author comments about each species' natural history and how the plant may be used medicinally or as dye sources. There are sections devoted to carnivorous plants, orchids, rare, and poisonous plants.

A thorough bibliography and an illustrated glossary are also included.

The only two additions that I would add are an alphabetical arrangement of species and families and a ruler either on the front or back cover.