Aquatic, Wetland and Invasive Plant Manuals and Field Guides

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Sainty, G.R. 2003. Water Plants in Australia: A Field Guide. Sainty Assoc. Pty. Ltd., Potts Point, NSW, Australia. 415 pp.


Sainty, G.R., S.W.L. Jacobs, 1988. Waterplants in Australia. Royal Botanic Gardens, Australian Water Resources Council, New South Wales, 144 pp.


Sainty, G.R., S.W.L. Jacobs. 1994. Waterplants in Australia - A Field Guide. (third edition). Sainty and Associates, Darlinghurst, Australia. 327 pp.

This color-coded pocketbook contains fine line drawings, excellent photographs, identifying characteristics, distribution, history, control, and reproduction, all in a concise, easy-to-use format. An excellent aquatic plant guide, no matter where you live.


Sainty, G.R., S.W.L. Jacobs. 1981. Waterplants of New South Wales. Water Resources Commission, New South Wales. 550 pp.

Another fine publication by Sainty, et al, in hard-cover book format. Excellent photographs, keys, distribution, economic significance, habitat, growth biology and plant descriptions of hundreds of species. Includes chapters on biological control, freshwater algae, carp, crayfish and water rat, eutrophication, waterplants in ricefields, aquatic plant management, and a beautiful photographic section on seeds of waterplants.


Scheurmann, I. 1987. Water Plants in the Aquarium. Barron's Educational Series, Inc., Hauppauge, NY. 78 pp.

A hobbyist's guide to choosing, planting, care, propagation and technology of plant aquariums. Some color photos and line drawings.


Schloesser, D.W. 1986. A Field Guide to Valuable Underwater Aquatic Plants of the Great Lakes. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Great Lakes Fishery Lab., Contribution 644, Ann Arbor, MI. 32 pp.


Scheurmann, I. 1987. Water Plants in the Aquarium. Barron's Educational Series, Inc., Hauppauge, NY. 78 pp.

A hobbyist's guide to choosing, planting, care, propagation and technology of plant aquariums. Some color photos and line drawings.


Schmid, J.A. 1990. Checklist and Synonymy of New Jersey Higher Plants with Special Reference to Their Rarity and Wetland Indicator Status, Volume 1, Desk Manual. Schmid and Co., Inc., Media, PA. 246 pp.


Schmid, J.A. 1990. Checklist and Synonymy of New Jersey Higher Plants with Special Reference to Their Rarity and Wetland Indicator Status. Vol. I. Desk Manual. Vol. II. Field Manual. Schmid & Co., Inc., Media, PA. 245 pp and 173 pp.

A text-only checklist of the nearly 3,100 plants occurring in New Jersey with wetland indicator status, English common names, and endangered classification.


Schmidt, J.C. 1990. How to Identify and Control Water Weeds and Algae. Applied Biochemists, Inc., Milwaukee, WI. 108 pp.

Basic drawings and photographs with an emphasis on control methods.


Silberhorn, G.M. 1982. Common Plants of the Mid-Atlantic Coast: A Field Guide. VIMS Special Papers in Marine Science 5, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD. 294 pp.


Slocum, P.D., P. Robinson. 1996. Water Gardening, Water Lilies and Lotuses. Timber Press, Inc., Portland, Oregon. 434 pp. NEW!

455 color photos and 79 black and white illustrations fill this large format, all encompassing book on water gardening. Features hands-on information on construction and maintenance of water gardens and full descriptions of all species and major cultivars of water lilies and lotuses. Both practical and beautiful.


Small, J.K. 1933. Manual of the Southeastern Flora. Univ. North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC. 1554 pp.


Spencer-Jones, D., M. Wade. 1986. Aquatic Plants - A Guide to Recognition. Imperial Chemical Industries PLC, Farnham, Surrey, England. 169 pp.

A pocket-sized manual covering the common genera of aquatic plants occurring in the British Isles. Described and illustrated with color photographs and line drawings. Distribution map for each species.


Stemmermann, L. 1981. A Guide to Pacific Wetland Plants. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District. 118 pp.

A very nice color photographic guide, supplemented with line drawings. Includes interesting notes on utilization, keys for some plant groups. Island groups covered by the guide are the Caroline Islands, Mariana Islands (Guam, Northern Mariana Islands), American Samoa, and the Hawaiian Islands.


Stephens, K.M., R.M. Dowling. 2002. Wetland Plants of Queensland – A Field Guide. Csiro Publishing, Collingwood, Australia, 146 pp.


Steward, A.N., L.J. Dennis, H.M. Gilkey. 1963. Aquatic Plants of the Pacific Northwest with Vegetative Keys. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis. (reprinted on demand by University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, MI) 261 pp.

Areas included in this study are Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska. Primarily keys and descriptive flora. A small number of basic illustrations (which do not reproduce very well in the UMI reprinted version).


Stuckey, I.H., L.L. Gould. 2001. Coastal Plants from Cape Cod to Cape Canaveral. University of North Carolina Press. WWW: http://uncpress.unc.edu 305 pp.

Covers 125 most-frequently-encountered plants of coastal habitats from Massachusetts to northern Florida, "focusing on vascular plants that grow in saline situations". Each plant has a single photograph and a plant description which includes growth habit and life history, pollination biology and seed dispersal, blooming dates, synonymy, uses of the plant by people and wildlife, and other interesting facts. There is a glossary, but no key. The book is arranged by family.


Stuckney, R.L. 1987. Aquatic Plants Reference Manual: Botany 611. Compiled Publication Series, No. 3, Zip Services, Columbus, OH, 268 pp.


Tarver, D.P., J.A. Rodgers, M.J. Mahler, R.L. Lazor. 1988 (4th ed.). Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Florida. Florida Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Aquatic Plant Management, Tallahassee. 127 pp.

Color photographs, description, habitat, distribution and importance, and wildlife utilization value for approximately 120 species, including algae. Non-technical language.


Tear, J., K. Ruder, S. Kennedy, S. Gosselin et al. 2006. Identification and Control of Non-Native Invasive Plants in East Central Florida. Brevard County Natural Resources Management Office (BCNRMO), July, 66pp.

The pocket field guide (3 ¾” x 7”) is “designed to increase awareness of the adverse effects of non-native invasive plants on Brevard’s biodiversity and ecosystems” and to “provide a tool for residents and land managers to use to identify and effectively control non-native invasive plants”. In addition to growth form, leaves, flowers, fruits, etc., toxicity and allergy information is also included. There are sections on plant control and herbicide use and plant replacement recommendations. The field guide is waterproof and spiral-bound.


Tiner, R.W. 1998. In Search of Swampland – A Wetland Sourcebook and Field Guide. Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, 264 pp.


Tiner, R.W. 1987. A Field Guide to Coastal Wetland Plants of the Northeastern United States. University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst. 285 pp.

More than 150 plants fully described and illustrated with line drawings, over 130 additional plants referenced as similar species with distinguishing characteristics. Non-technical keys included.


Tiner, R.W. 1993. Field Guide to Coastal Wetland Plants of the Southeastern United States. University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst. 328 pp.

More than 250 plants of tidal marshes and swamps fully described and illustrated with line drawings, with over 200 similar species characterized. Non-technical keys included.


Tiner, R.W. 1988. Field Guide to Nontidal Wetland Identification. IWEER, Leverett, MA. WWW: http://www.wetlanded.com 224 pp.

This guide includes keys to identifying about 300 wetland plants common to freshwater wetlands from Florida to New England. Illustrations of over 270 species.


Tiner, R.W. 2000. Winter Guide to Woody Plants of Wetlands and Their Borders: Northeastern United States. IWEER, Leverett, MA WWW:http://www.wetlanded.com 91 pp.

This is a winter identification guide to 100 species of trees, shrubs and woody vines of wetlands and their borders. Illustrations of winter woody twigs and buds, persistent leaves, and other parts used for winter ID make this a unique reference.


Tobe, J.D., K.C. Burks, R.W. Cantrell, et al. 1998. Florida Wetland Plants - An Identification Manual. University of Florida, Gainesville. 598 pp.

"With more than 800 color photographs and 1,000 entries, Florida Wetland Plants is a definitive work, covering a majority of the plant species found in the Florida Wetland Delineation Methodology, 1994."


Tuba, Z. 1987. Vízinövények. Reprint 1995. Agricultural University of Godollo, Hungary. 64 pp.

A colorful, small-format guide to 122 species of aquatic plants of Hungary, complete with basic morphological and ecological information about each plant. Plants are nicely illustrated in water color.


Valle, W., Brown, R., Sullivan, R. 2003. Identification and Control of Non-native Invasive Plants in the Tampa Bay Area. Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Department, Tampa, FL; Invasive Species Task Force; Southwest Florida Water Management District; Tampa Bar Estuary Program; Pinellas County Environmental Fund; 50 pp., Booklet.

http://www.tbep.org/pdfs/Invasive_Plants.pdf


Warrington, P.D. 1983. A Field Manual and Guide to the Collecting and Preserving of B.C. Aquatic Plants. Ministry of Environment, Water Management Branch, Water Quality Unit, British Columbia, Canada, 42 pp.


Weinmann, F., M. Boule, K. Brunner, J. Malek, V. Yoshino. 1984. Wetland Plants of the Pacific Northwest. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District. 85 pp.

Fifty-nine species of wetland plants are described and illustrated with good quality color photographs. Species covered occur in salt marshes, freshwater marshes, wet meadows and swamps. Detailed habitat descriptions are given.


Weldon, L.W., R.D. Blackburn, D.S. Harrison. 1973. Common Aquatic Weeds. Dover Publications, Inc., New York (Originally published by Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Dept. Agriculture, 1969.) 43 pp.

Black and white photographs; brief description, habitat, distribution and importance of approximately 50 species.


Weldon, L.W., R.D. Blackburn, D.S. Harrison. 1973. Common Aquatic Weeds. Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 43 pp.


Westerdahl, H.E., K.D. Getsinger. 1988. Aquatic Plant Identification and Herbicide Use Guide. Vol. II: Aquatic Plants and Susceptibility to Herbicides. US Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station, Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, Vicksburg, MS, 104 pp.

A color photographic guide, supplemented with line drawings, with a section on registered herbicides and plant susceptibility.


Wetter, M.A., T.S. Cochrane, M.R. Black, H.H. Iltis and P.E. Berry. 2001. Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Wisconsin. Science Information Services, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison. Technical Bulletin Number 192. 258 pp.

This book lists all of the native and introduced plant species in Wisconsin, over 3,000 species in all, including ferns and fern allies, gymnosperms, dicotyledons, monocotyledons and excluded taxa. There is an index to common names and to scientific names. Staff of the Wisconsin State Herbarium, University of Wisconsin-Madison produced this checklist. Revised versions will be posted on the herbarium web page: http://www.wisc.edu/botany/herbarium/


Whitley, J.R., B. Bassett, J.G. Dillard, R.A. Haefner. 1990. Water Plants for Missouri Ponds. Missouri Department of Conservation, Jefferson City. 151 pp.

Fine line drawings and excellent photographs complement the pleasing layout of this book. Each species has a description, "where and when" it grows, values and uses, culture, names and nomenclature, and suitability for ponds. Some species have a "did you know?" section for more esoteric facts. Covers 75 species, many of which occur outside of Missouri.


Wild, H. 1961. Harmful Aquatic Plants in Africa and Madagascar. Publ. No. 73, Scientific Council for Africa South of the Sahara (CSA) and Commission for Technical Cooperation in Africa (CCTA). Joint CCTA/CSA Project No. 14, Salisbury. 68 pp.

Includes commentary on importance, referring to weed potential, and control methods. Nice black and white line drawings.


Winterringer, G.S., A.C. Lopinot. 1966. Aquatic Plants of Illinois. Illinois State Museum Popular Science Series Vol. VI, 141 pp.

A general vegetative key with line drawings, descriptions and distribution.


Wunderlin, R.P., B.F. Hansen. 2000. Flora of Florida. Volume One: Pteridophytes and Gymnosperms. University Press of Florida, Gainesville. WWW: http://www.upf.com 365 pp.

This is the first of an eight-volume series likely to become the standard reference for the more than 3,800 vascular plants of Florida. Wunderlin is a professor of biology at the University of South Florida; Hansen is curator of the USF herbarium. For professionals and advanced amateurs, this volume includes keys, descriptions, line drawings, nomenclature, and distribution information for ferns and non-flowering seed plants such as pines, cedars and yews, growing in the wild in Florida.


Wunderlin, R.P. 1998. Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville. 806 pp.

Identifies more than 4,000 taxa of ferns, fern allies, and seed plants that are native or naturalized in Florida using keys. Gives common names, using Kartesz as a guide. Includes distribution information and endemic or exotic status. No illustrations.


Wunderlin, R.P. 1982. Guide to the Vascular Plants of Central Florida. Reprint 1992. A University of South Florida Book, University Presses of Florida, Tampa. 472 pp.

Keys and descriptive flora. No illustration.


Yan, S-Z. 1983. Higher Water Plants of China. Science Press. 335 pp.


Yang, Y.P., S.-H. Yen, C.-K. Lin. 2001. Illustrated Guide to Aquatic Plants of Taiwan. Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan of Taiwan, Taiwan, China, 378 pp. (In Chinese).


Zhulidov, A.V.; Headley, J.V.; Robarts, R.D.; Nikanorov, A.M. and Ischenko, A.A.. 1997. ATLAS OF RUSSIAN WETLANDS--Biogeography and Metal Concentrations. National Water Research Institute, Environment Canada, Saskatoon, SK, CANADA. 309 pp.

This large-format book is a "comprehensive compilation of wetland ecosystems of 13 major ecological regions of Russia that extend from polar to subtropical regions and across some 6,500 km from Europe to the Pacific Ocean," and includes detailed summaries of their topographical, hydrological, climatic, and surface water and wetland features. Maps, tables and photographs abound.


Zomlefer, W.B. 1989. Flowering Plants of Florida - A Guide to Common Families. Biological Illustrations, Inc., Gainesville, FL. 207 pp.

A combination of botanical illustrations and general summaries of the characteristics of 73 plant families, including an extensive, finely detailed illustrated glossary. Not restricted to aquatics.


Zomlefer, W.B. 1994. Guide to Flowering Plant Families. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill. 430 pp.

Detailed illustrations and family descriptions of 130 families. Not restricted to aquatics.