Native plants of the Northeast : a guide for gardening & conservation / Donald J. Leopold.

Leopold, Donald Joseph, 1956- [Browse]
Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2005.
308 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 27 cm.


Summary note
"No other single volume on native plants has such comprehensive horticultural coverage as Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening & Conservation. Nearly seven hundred species of native trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses, and wildflowers from the northeastern quarter of the United States and all of eastern Canada are included. Of course, the natural ranges of many of the plants extend beyond this area, and the book is an essential resource for everyone interested in gardening with native plants of all kinds, as well as those who need the information provided here for habitat restoration and enhancement of biodiversity for the sake of conservation." "Natural plant communities of eastern North America are described, providing a foundation for the choice of plants for different areas and climates - or a variety of sites in the garden - as well as for restoration of native plant habitats. Illustrated throughout with color photographs, the encyclopedic portion of the book includes practical advice on cultivation and propagation in addition to descriptions, ranges, and information on hardiness. An appendix recommends particular plants for difficult situations and for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife. Written from the unique perspective of an author who has professional credentials in horticulture, botany, forestry, and ecology as well as hands-on practical experience, this book is the most trust-worthy single source for all who wish to cultivate native plants."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 294-295) and index.
Species descriptions: Ferns -- Grasses -- Wildflowers -- Vines -- Shrubs -- Trees -- Appendix: Plants that tolerate wet soil -- Plants that tolerate dry soil -- Plants that tolerate shade -- Plants with flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds -- Plants with fruits that attract birds -- Plants with fruits that attract mammals.
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