Outdoors & Nature
Published: Aug 15 2022
Size: 7 x 10
Illustrations: 1000 color photos, 1000 maps
Reference & Guides
South Carolina History & Culture
A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina, revised and expanded edition
revised and expanded edition
Patrick D. McMillan, Richard D. Porcher, Jr., Douglas A. Rayner, and David B. White
A comprehensive and indispensable reference for identifying and appreciating native flora
From its summits to its shores, South Carolina brims with life and unparalleled beauty thanks to its abundant array of native and naturalized flora, all carefully documented in this revised and expanded edition of A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina. Dramatic advances in plant taxonomy and ecology have occurred since the guide's publication 20 years ago; new species have been discovered while others struggle to survive in the face of vanishing habitats and climate change.
The authors, all experienced botanists, offer essays on carnivorous plants, native orchids, Carolina bays, the roles and effects of fire and agriculture on the landscape, and detailed descriptions of the plant communities throughout the state's major natural regions. This expanded edition catalogs nearly 1,000 species organized by habitat, with descriptions, color photographs, range maps, and comments on pharmacological uses, suitability for garden cultivation, origin of common and scientific names, and conservation status.
Patrick D. McMillian is a botanist and the director of Heronwood Garden in Kingston, Washington. He is best known as the host, producer, and writer of the of the Emmy Award–winning television series Expeditions with Patrick McMillan.
Richard D. Porcher Jr. is emeritus professor of biology at the Citadel.
Douglas A. Rayner is emeritus professor of biology at Wofford College.
David B. White is a photographer and lead videographer and editor of Expeditions with Patrick McMillan.