A Guide to Moist-Soil Wetland Plants of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley

By Michael L. Schummer

By Heath M. Hagy
and K. Sarah Fleming
and Joshua C. Cheshier
and James T. Callicutt

256 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 600 color illustrations, 2 maps, index Flexibind $40.00s 978-1-61703-146-5

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An illustrated identification guide to 100+ moist-soil wetland plants that grow in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley.

Moist-soil wetlands are seasonally flooded areas that produce early-succession plant communities of grasses, sedges and other herbaceous plants. Moist-soil wetland plants provide food and cover for a diversity of wildlife species, including waterfowl and other waterbirds. Thus, conservation and management of moist-soil plants has become a major component of wildlife conservation efforts in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley and elsewhere in North America. The authors combined their extensive experience working in managed and unmanaged wetlands from southern Missouri to southern Louisiana to produce this beautifully-illustrated identification guide. A detailed, yet user friendly field guide to identify moist-soil plants of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley has not been available until now.

Management to encourage the growth of moist-soil plants is a common conservation strategy used by state, federal, and private landowners to increase food and cover for wildlife. Thus, landowners must be able to identify moist-soil plants to meet their wildlife conservation goals. Landowners, scientists, wildlife biologists, and students alike will welcome this useful resource which includes 600 detailed color photographs of plants, images of seeds and tubers, and other helpful information to aid in identification. The book includes subsections of major plant groups occurring in moist-soil wetlands including Aquatics, Grasses, Broadleaves, Sedges and Rushes, Trees and Shrubs, Vines, and Agricultural Crops.

Michael L. Schummer of Allegany, New York, is a Scientist with Long Point Waterfowl, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the study and conservation of waterfowl and wetlands throughout the lower Great Lakes. Heath M. Hagy of Frederick, Oklahoma, is a postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. K. Sarah Fleming of North Bay, Ontario, is a Regional Biologist with Ducks Unlimited, Inc. Joshua C. Cheshier of Seattle, Washington, is a Directional Driller with Halliburton, Sperry Drilling Services. James T. Callicutt of New Albany, Mississippi, is a Research Associate with Mississippi State University.

256 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 600 color illustrations, 2 maps, index Flexibind $40.00s 978-1-61703-146-5