Aquatic, Wetland and Invasive Plant Manuals and Field Guides

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Gilbert, K.M., J.D. Tobe, R.W. Cantrell, M.E. Sweeley, et al. 1995. The Florida Wetlands Delineation Manual. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahasee, and Florida Water Management Districts, 197 pp.


Gray, A.N., Barndt, K., Reichard, S.H. 2011. Non-native Invasive Plants of Pacific Coast Forests. A Field Guide for Identification. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, OR; General Technical Report PNW-GTR817, May, 91 pp.


Godfrey, R.K., J.W. Wooten. 1981. Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southeastern United States. Dicotyledons. 933 pp.
1979. Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southeastern United States. Monocotyledons. 712 pp. University of Georgia Press, Athens.

These two volumes are probably the most comprehensive collection for the southeastern U.S. Exceptional line drawings accompany this hefty taxonomic guide.


Guard, B.J. 1995. Wetland Plants of Oregon & Washington. Lone Pine Publishing, Redmond, Washington. 238 pp.

A concise and easy-to-use field guide, grouped by habitat, that describes more than 330 species. The book features over 300 exceptional color photographs with over 70 line drawings for additional detail. Beautifully produced and inexpensive, this book is an excellent value.


Gunasekera, L. 2009. Identification Guide for Invasive Plants in Sri Lanka. Print & Print Graphics (Pvt) Ltd. Colombo, Sri Lanka 125 pp.

A guide to the identification of the most invasive plants in Sri Lanka offers photographs of each of the 56 featured plants, with notes on invasiveness, habitats, growth form and origin. The 125-page book is organized by type of ecosystem - aquatic, agricultural, natural, or forest. The author states, “The main objective of this publication is to improve the knowledge, identification skills and public awareness of most important invasive plants in Sri Lanka.”


Hall, D.W. 1978. The Grasses of Florida. Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville. 498 pp. (Available from University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, MI)

A floristic treatment of the grasses of Florida, including aquatic species. Includes 125 genera and 504 species, common names, synonymy, habitats, and a review of the morphology of grasses as an aid to their identification.


Hall, D.W., V.V. Vandiver.1994. Weeds in Florida. University of Florida, IFAS, Cooperative Extension Service, Gainesville, SP-37, 45 pp.


Hall, J.B.; P.C. Pierce, G.W. Lawson. 1971. Common Plants of the Volta Lake. University of Ghana, Department of Botany, Legon. 123 pp.

Good line drawings illustrate this booklet which was written "to help non-botanists to identify the most important plants of the Volta Lake". Includes forbs, shrubs and trees, grasses and sedges, ferns, and undesirable aliens, as well as a check-list of plants flourishing in the Volta Lake since it was first flooded in 1964. (According to this 1971 publication, the lake reached its maximum level in 1969 with a surface area of 6,000 square kilometres.)


Hamel, K., J. Parsons. 2001. An Aquatic Plant Identification Manual for Washington's Freshwater Plants. Washington State Department of Ecology, Olympia, WA WWW: http://waprt.bizland.com/store/index. html Pub. No. 01-10-032. 195 pp.

A glossy field manual that uses larger line drawings and smaller color photos, along with complete but not-so-botanical text, to treat 110 plants found in Washington lakes. Plants are grouped into categories based on similar growth forms and habitat types. Groups include shoreline plants, floating leaved rooted plants, floating mat-rooted plants, free floating plants, submersed plants, plant-like algae, aquatic moss, and "other" (sponges and bryozoans). The manual includes an illustrated glossary and instructions on how to collect and preserve aquatic plant specimens.


Haslam, S.M., Sinker, C.A., Wolseley, P.A. 1982. British Water Plants. Field Studies Council, Somerset, England. (Reprinted from Field Studies 4(2):243-351. (1975)) 108 pp.

An illustrated vegetative key to aquatic vascular plants in Britain, with notes on ecological and geographical distribution. Includes additional illustrations of habit.


Haslam, S.M., J. Borg. 2002. Let’s Go and Look After Our Nature, Our Heritage!: A Field Study Guide. Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Valletta, Malta, 52 pp.


Haslam, S.M. 1998. Let’s Go to Chadwick Lakes: A Field Study Guide. International Tree Foundation, Valletta, Malta. 49 pp.


Haslam, S.M., J. Borg. 2004. Let’s Go to Wied Garnaw in Sana Lucija and the River Garnaw – A Field Study Guide. Santa Lucija Local Council, Veritas Press, Malta. 38 pp.


Haslam, S.M., J. Borg. 2001. Let’s Go to Wied Il-Lunziata and River Xlendi: A Field Study Guide. Ministry for Gozo, Univ. Malta, Gozo Center, International Tree Foundation, Valletta, Malta. 46 pp.


Haslam, S.M., J. Borg, J.M. Psaila. 2004. River Kbir: The Hidden Wonder – A Field Study Guide. The Let’s Go Series, No. 5., Dingli, Qormi, and Rabat Local Councils, Veritas Press, Zabbas, Malta. 142 pp.


Haslam, S.M. 1978. River Plants. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 396 pp.

Black and white photographs and illustrations complement this description of the behaviour and distribution of river plants, mainly in Britain. Chapters deal with physical factors affecting plant distribution, ecology and distribution in relation to geology, the importance and hazards of river vegetation, and the effects of river pollution on the plant community.


Haslam, S.M. 1987. River Plants of Western Europe. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 512 pp.

The macrophytic vegetation of flowing waters of the European Economic Community (Britain, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland, The Netherlands, France, Italy, Norway.) The stated main purpose of the book is to increase the understanding of river vegetation with respect to physiographic and associated variables.


Haukos, D.A., L.M. Smith. 1997. Common Flora of the Playa Lakes. Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock, 196 pp. 800/832-4042

Provides a "quick, accurate identification of seventy-two of the most common plants occurring in the Playa wetlands" which occur in TX, CO, KS, NM and OK. With more than 140 color photographs, species descriptions, growing season, wetland indicator status, habitat considerations, and more. Contains an introduction to the ecology of playa lakes, complete lists of all known playa plant species, and a glossary.


Hellquist, C.B., G.E. Crow. 1980. Aquatic Vascular Plants of New England. New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, University of New Hampshire, Durham. Part 1. Zosteraceae, Potamogetonaceae, Zannichelliaceae, Najadaceae. 68 pp.
1981. Part 3. Alismataceae. 32 pp.
1982. Part 5. Araceae, Lemnaceae, Xyridaceae, Eriocaulaceae, and Pontederiaceae. 46 pp.
1984. Part 7. Cabombaceae, Nymphaeaceae, Nelumbonaceae, and Ceratophyllaceae. 27 pp.

Aquatic and wetland flora of New England including keys, habitat, water chemistry data, illustrations and distribution maps. (For Parts 2, 4, 6 and 8, see Crow.)


Henderson, L. 2001. Alien Weeds and Invasive Plants: A Complete Guide to Declared Weeds and Invaders in South Africa. Weeds Division, Plant Protection Research Institute, Pretoria, 2001, South Africa. ARC-PPRI Handbook No 12. 300 pp.

Compact yet full of understandable text and symbols, it includes descriptions, distributions, line drawings and photographs of 234 species of non-native plants in South Africa. It includes all of their "declared weeds", contained in Category 1 (prohibited and must be controlled); Category 2 (commercially used, may be grown in permitted areas); and Category 3 (ornamentally used, existing plantings okay but may no longer be planted), divided into six sections: Grasses and Reeds (10 spp.); Aquatics (10 spp.); Terrestrial Herbs (38 spp.); Climbers (25 spp.); and Trees and Shrubs (155 spp.). An inside-cover "quick guide" makes this handbook even easier to use.


Henderson, L., C.J. Cilliers. 2002. Invasive Aquatic Plants. Plant Protection Research Institute, Pretoria, South Africa, Handbook No. 16, 88 pp.


Henry, R.D. 1985. A Guide to the Identification of the Floating, Submerged and Principal Emergent Vascular Plants of the Hancock County, Illinois Section of the Mississippi River. Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, Biological Sciences Series No. 12, 48 pp.


Hill, R., S. Williams. 2007. Maine Field Guide to Invasive Aquatic Plants and Their Common Native Look Alikes. Maine Center for Invasive Plants, Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program, Auburn, ME, 146 pp.


Hitchcock, A.S. 1935. Manual of the Grasses of the United States. U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., Misc. Publ. 200, 1040 pp.


Hoehne, F.C. 1979. Plantas Aquaticas. (In Portugese.) Instituto de Botanica, Secretaria da Agricultura, Sao Paulo, Brasil. 168 pp.

Approximately 80 nicely detailed illustrations are included in this manual of the aquatic plants of Brazil. 265 species are described, including monocots, dicots, and algae.


Horst, A., H. Kipper. 1986. The Optimum Aquarium. AD Aquadocumenta Verlag, Bielefeld, Germany. 203 pp.

A complete guide to installation and care of the fresh water aquarium for both fish and plants. Almost 200 photographs of excellent quality.


Hotchkiss, N. 1972. Common Marsh, Underwater and Floating-leaved Plants of the United States and Canada. Dover Publications, Inc., New York. 124 pp.

This guide is designed for identification of almost 300 marsh plants without using a technical botanical key. It contains over 750 line drawings.


Howells, R.G. 1999. Guide to Identification of Harmful and Potentially Harmful Fishes, Shellfishes and Aquatic Plants Prohibited in Texas. Texas Parks & Wildlife, Heart of the Hills Research Station, Ingram, TX. 370 pp.

An exceptional compilation of information about, and drawings of, dozens of non-native species in Texas, from lampreys, freshwater stingrays and tilapia, to snails, clams and crayfishes, to salvinia, hydrilla and lagarosiphon. Each species treatment includes synonymy, range, description, biology, commercial importance, reasons for restrictions, similar species, technical notes and references. This loose-leaf book also includes the laws and regulations that Texas uses to quell the invasion of non-native species.


Hoyer, M.V., D.E. Canfield, C.A. Horsburgh, K. Brown. 1996. Florida Freshwater Plants - A Handbook of Common Aquatic Plants in Florida Lakes. University of Florida, Gainesville. 280 pp.

Color photographs, botanical descriptions, notes on biology and ecology, distribution in Florida, water chemistry, and bibliographic references for more than 100 species.


Huebner, C.D., Olson, C., Smith, H.C. 2007. Invasive Plants Field and Reference Guide: An Ecological Perspective of Plant Invaders of Forests and Woodlands. USDA Forest Service, NA-TP-05-04.

Supplements are periodically available, making the organization and finding of specific sections difficult. Waterproof paper held together with removable rings. Text includes citations to the scientific literature for each species.


Huebner, C.D., Olson, C., Smith, H.C. 2005. Invasive Plants Field and Reference Guide: An Ecological Perspective of Plant Invaders of Forests and Woodlands (2007 Reprint with Suppl. 1 and 2). USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Eastern Region, Newtown Square, PA.

Supplements are periodically available. Waterproof paper held together with removable rings. Text includes citations to the scientific literature for each species.


Huisman, J.M. 2000. Marine Plants of Australia. University of Western Australia Press. International Specialized Book Services, Inc., Portland, Oregon. 300 pp.

Presented as a naturalist's field guide, this very well-produced, full-size, hardcover book features a couple of hundred excellent color photographs and line drawings of red, brown, green, and blue-green algae and the seagrasses. Of more than 3,000 species that occur in Australian waters, these are just the species most likely to be encountered, one or two species of each genus. Color is the only key used in the book. Also included are sections on the history of marine botany in Australia, on uses of marine plants, and on collecting and displaying them.


Hurley, L.M. 1990. Field Guide to the Submerged Aquatic Vegetation of Chesapeake Bay. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chesapeake Bay Estuary Program, Annapolis, Maryland. 51 pp.

Adequate photographs and a few line drawings illustrate this guide which includes water chemistry requirements and wildlife value of each species.


James, B. 1986. A Fishkeeper's Guide to Aquarium Plants. Salamander Books Ltd., New York. 117 pp.

Lots of practical advice and over 100 color photographs fill this pocket guide to growing aquarium plants. Information is given for over 60 species on substrate, lighting, pH value, water hardness and temperature requirements.


Johnson, P., P. Brooke. 1989. Wetland Plants in New Zealand. DSIR Publishing, Wellington. 319 pp.

A field guide to both native and naturalised plants of New Zealand's bogs, swamps, estuaries and lakes, with over 500 line drawings.


Jurdant, J-M. 1987. Les Jardins Aquatiques. Vander, Brussels, Belgium. 320 pp.

A "coffee-table" quality book of exceptional photographs of aquatic gardens, with a section on garden construction. In French, but worth seeing for the photographs alone.


Kadono, Y. 1994. Aquatic Plants of Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan Co., Ltd., Tokyo. 179 pp.

A beautifully produced book full of outstanding photographs of the aquatic plants of Japan. The text is in Japanese but the pictures, Latin plant names, and distribution maps are universal.


Kaufman, S.R., W. Kaufman. 2007. Invasive Plants – A Guide to Identification and the Impacts and Control of Common North American Species. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 458 pp.


Kay, S.H., B. Doll, Eds. 2001. Invasive and Wetland Plants Field Guide. North Carolina Sea Grant, Raleigh. 42 pp.


Kissman, K.G., D. Groth. (1991, 603 pp.) Tomo II. (1993, 798 pp.) Tomo III. (1995, 683 pp.) Plantas Infestantes e Nocivas. Tomo I. BASF SA, Brasil.

Outstanding photographs and line drawings illustrate this fifteen-year effort on the weeds and grasses of South America, focusing on Brazil. It is intended as a practical guide for agronomists rather than academic botanists. Each treatment gives scientific and common name, synonymy, origin and distribution, biology, cytology, morphology, economic importance, field observations and more. Text in Portuguese.


Klussmann, W.G., J.T. Davis. No Date. Common Aquatic Plants of Texas. Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, 8 pp.


Knobel, E. 1980. Field Guide to the Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of the United States. Dover Publications, New York. 83 pp.

Over 370 of the most common species are described. A general key and line drawings are included. Revised by M.E. Faust.