Wetland Plants of Michigan (Second Edition) is a comprehensive field guide to over 800 vascular plant species found in Michigan’s wetlands, including plants of bogs, fens, swamps, marshes, wet meadows and low prairie, plus the aquatic plants of lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. The guide’s thoroughness, ease-of-use, and detailed maps and illustrations have made it a favorite reference with botanists, natural resource managers, environmental consultants, students, educators, and anyone wanting to learn more about these diverse habitats. (If a complete flora is needed, please see Michigan Flora: Upper Peninsula for keys, descriptions, and illustrations of all the plants found in the Upper Peninsula and on Isle Royale National Park; search ISBN 1500566195.)
New in the Second Edition • Wetland indicator status ratings of the June 2012 National Wetland Plant List, used in wetland delineation studies nationwide. • Many new illustrations. • Larger and updated distribution maps for each species.
Includes • Over 800 plant species in 100 plant families • Complete coverage of wetland and aquatic species within four major plant groups—Ferns and Fern Allies, Conifers, Dicots, and Monocots • Each species described (including its habitat) and illustrated • Easy-to-use keys to each plant family, genus, and species • Michigan map showing county distribution for each species • Endangered, threatened, or special concern wetland plants
Customer Review of the First Edition: "This is an excellent field guide for wetland plants, not only in Michigan but also for surrounding Great Lakes states. The keys are easy to use and the plant and habitat descriptions are comprehensive. I also found each species distribution map right with the plant was also very helpful. I particularly liked the Cyperaceae and Poaceae sections that can be troublesome for even seasoned botanists. Steve Chadde excelled with this field guide!"