The first complete identification guide to the aquatic plants of Pennsylvania, this reference provides illustrations and detailed descriptions of the more than 200 native and invasive species known to inhabit the Commonwealth's waterways.
Cover Title Page Copyright Page Table of Contents List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1. Evolution and Ecology Evolution and Form of Aquatic Plants Role of Plants in Aquatic Ecosystems Types of Aquatic Ecosystems Management of Aquatic Ecosystems Chapter 2. Identification Keys for the Aquatic Plants of Pennsylvania Key to Growth Habit Groups Key to Emergent Plants Key to Floating-leaf Plants Key to Thalloid or Tiny Floating Plants Key to Submergent Leafy-stemmed Plants Key to Submergent Rosette-forming Plants Key to Submergent Plants with Finely Divided Leaves Chapter 3. Emergent Plants Arrow-arum, tuckahoe Arrowhead Beggar-ticks/bur-marigold Bulrush Bur-reed Cat-tail Chinese lobelia Flowering-rush Goldenclub Grasses Water horsetail Iris Lizard's-tail Mud-plantain Pickerel-weed Bayonet rush Smartweed Spike-rush Three-way sedge Twig-rush Water-hemp ragweed Water-horehound Water-parsnip Water-plantain Water-primrose Water-purslane Water-willow Watercress Chapter 4. Floating-leaf Plants Floating-heart American lotus Water-chestnut European water-clover Water-lily Watershield Chapter 5. Thalloid and/or Tiny Floating Plants Aquatic liverworts Charophyte algae Duckweed, watermeal, water-flaxseed, and bogmat Eastern mosquito fern Riverweed Chapter 6. Submergent Leafy-stemmed Plants Aquatic mosses Hydrilla Pondweeds Water star-grass Waternymph, naiad Water-starwort Waterweed Waterwort Chapter 7. Submergent Rosette-forming Plants Mudmat Pipewort Quillwort Water lobelia Water-celery, eel-grass Chapter 8. Submergent Plants with Finely Divided Leaves Bladderwort Coontail, hornwort Fanwort Mermaid-weed. Water-crowfoot Water-marigold Water-milfoil Glossary References and Sources Appendix: Taxonomic List of Plants Included Index.
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