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Field Guide to Tidal Wetland Plants of the Northeastern United States and Neighboring Canada

Vegetation of Beaches, Tidal Flats, Rocky Shores, Marshes, Swamps, and Coastal Ponds

Ralph W. Tiner (author)

ISBN: 9781558496675

Publication Date: Jul 2009

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

A guide to coastal wetland plants of the Northeast. With coverage both botanically and geographically, it emphasizes plant identification and includes descriptions of over 700 species and illustrations of approximately 550 species. It also covers tidal wetland types such as: beaches, rocky shores, and tidal swamps.

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This is a revised and expanded edition of an authoritative guide to coastal wetland plants of the Northeast.First published in 1987, Ralph W. Tiner's "A Field Guide to Coastal Wetland Plants of the Northeastern United States" soon established itself as the definitive work on its subject. Now Tiner has prepared a revised and expanded edition, broadening the coverage both botanically and geographically. It emphasizes plant identification and includes descriptions of over 700 species and illustrations of approximately 550 species. More tidal wetland types are covered (beaches, rocky shores, and tidal swamps) and the geographic scope extends as far north as Canada's Maritime Provinces.


An excellent and welcome addition to the library of anyone dealing with coastal wetlands plants from Maine through Maryland; it is also applicable in the general region from Canada to Northern Florida. - Rhodora "A delight to read and a pleasure to use.... Whether you are a botanist, a wetland ecologist, or someone with an interest in wetland plants, this useful and attractive book should be on your bookshelf." - Science Books and Films "A useful reference for non-technical lay-people and specialists alike." - Quarterly Review of Biology "Tiner has assembled descriptions and line drawings of 150 vascular plants common in coastal habitats, including rocky shores, tidal flats, salt marshes, brackish marshes, tidal swamps, and coastal aquatic beds. An additional 130 species are referred to briefly.... The book is very suitable for its intended audience of 'non-technical' persons interested in coastal habitats such as conservation commissioners, environmental consultants, and students in botany, ecology, and environmental science. Inclusion of maps and descriptions of places with good public access to observe coastal wetlands is very valuable." - Choice "The only text of its kind.... Recommended for all coastal enthusiasts and will be an excellent guide for visits to any coastal site in the area of coverage." - Wildlife Review
Illustrations 570 illustrations, 11 maps
Pages 416
Date Published 30 Jul 2009
Publisher University of Massachusetts Press
Subject/s The natural world, country life & pets  
RALPH W. TINER is an adjunct professor in the Department of Plant, Soil, and Insect Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is a nationally recognized wetland ecologist and author of more than two hundred publications, including five field guides to wetland identification.

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