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Buttonbush. Hercules Club. Panic Grass. Tearthumb. Beach Spurge. Sea Rocket. Ladies Tresses. These name a few of the wild and wonderful plants found in this quick reference guide to plants of the Chesapeake Bay.
Written by wetland scientists with decades of experience in the Bays waterways, this guide includes detailed descriptions and beautiful photographs of the plants most commonly found in the Chesapeake Bay. Grasses, trees, wildflowers, aquatic vegetationif it grows in the tidal or nearshore regions of the Bay, chances are it is in this book, the features of which include
over 200 illustrations
information on more than 100 species of plants
clear, accessible descriptions of each plant accompanied by close-up photographs for quick, accurate identification
discussion of where to find each plant, how they reproduce, and how humans use them
easy-to-follow organization by habitat
The guides vivid text and photographs make the wide array of plants along the waters, marshes, and shorelines of the Chesapeake Bay easy to identify and wondrous to behold. Its compact, portable design encourages naturalists, local residents, boaters, researchers, and the curious-minded alike to throw the guide in their pack and explore the botanical bounty of the Chesapeake Bay.
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