Wetland Specialist Plants of Virginia
Introducing a new ecologically-themed expedition from Plants of Virginia: Wetland Specialist Plants of Virginia! These species share an absolute intolerance for dry, upland conditions and, unless one is a fan of muddy hikes or kayaking, they are not easily encountered. Species restricted to these wetland communities – which range from shaded ravines and forested seeps, to sunny bogs and ponds, to coastal salt-marshes – comprise a flora that is worth getting to know, if only for the critical ecosystem services that they provide. In this edition, over 400 species of wetland-restricted lycopods, quillworts, ferns and flowering plants are assembled for your viewing, no hip-waders required.
— Andrea Weeks
Director Ted R. Bradley Herbarium,George Mason University