Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians (Paperback)
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Sponsored by the Tennessee Native Plant Society, Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians is a labor of love fourteen years in the making. The result is a significant achievement that brings the beauty and uniqueness of wildflowers to amateurs and experts alike. The focus is on Tennessee, but the Ohio Valley and Southern Appalachians are covered, encompassing all or parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North and South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Features include 800 color photographs, 96 line drawings, 3 full-color state and region maps. This is a revised edition of the landmark guide first published in 2005, the most complete, comprehensive and informative field guide available on the flora of this region. The revised edition features a number of photographic changes and other improvements to the original work, as well as a number of minor corrections, bringing the book ever closer to a work of perfection.
About the Author
DENNIS HORN is an engineer, naturalist, amateur botanist, and wildflower photographer who makes his home in Tullahoma. A charter member of the Tennessee Native Plant Society, he is currently the TNPS vice-president and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for Rare Plants in Tennessee. For over 40 years, Dennis has traveled from the Mississippi River to the Blue Ridge Mountains studying and photographing Tennessee wildflowers, and he has presented numerous wildflower programs for garden clubs, civic groups, and plant conferences. Dennis was awarded a Certificate of Merit by the State of Tennessee in 2003 for his conservation efforts. TAVIA CATHCART is Executive Director of the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, Kentucky, where she has planted a multi-acre native wildflower and fern woodland garden. An educator, presenter, writer, and photographer, she is also the co-author and lead photographer of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, winner of a 2011 Gold Nautilus Book Award. Tavia brings extensive knowledge of ethnobotany, folklore, and mythology of plants to this book. Her love of flora lore has taken her to southern Mexico, the peaks of the Chilean Andes, the Sierra Nevada, and quiet coves in the Smoky Mountains. She has been published in national and regional journals, anthologies, and conservation magazines. THOMAS E. HEMMERLY is professor of biology at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, where he teaches courses in medical botany and economic botany. He holds a Ph.D. in plant ecology from Vanderbilt University and has authored more than 50 articles in scientific journals. Among his books are Appalachian Wildflowers and Ozark Wildflowers, published by University of Georgia Press. DAVID DUHL has made Nashville his home since 1980. His work has been widely published in books, magazines, and calendars, and has been used in corporate proposals and commercial projects. David teaches the art of nature photography at Nashville State Community College and at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, and leads photo tours for groups of interested photographers.