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Seashore Plants of South Florida and the Carribean
David W. Nellis
This comprehensive guide to identification and propagation of ninety-four seashore plants is meant both for naturalists and gardeners. For naturalists or anyone who wants to learn more about seashore ecology, this book provides the means of identifying plants along these tropical coasts.
Since the plants in this book have all evolved to get by in harsh conditions with little fresh water, the gardener will find a cornucopia of ideas for the new trend to use low-water/low-maintenace plants in landscaping. They may need a little water and care until they get started, but then they will grow and remain vigorous with minimal care. Using this book, the landscaper or homeowner can select hardy salt-tolerant plants which will thrive on the salty shoreline and produce an attractive environment.
"Fills a void in the gardening section of Florida bookstores and delivers information formerly unavailable in a single volume." —Sarasota Herald-Tribune
David W. Nellis is Chief of the Bureau of Wildlife of the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he has lived and worked for twenty-four years. He has a doctorate from the University of Georgia. He has walked the beaches and studied the strand plants of major tropical island groups in all the oceans and the tropical shores of all the continents. He has visited almost all the Carribean Islands and left little of the south Florida coastline untrodden. He enjoys propagating wild plants when not scuba diving or photographing natural subjects. He is author of Poisonous Plants and Animals of Florida and the Carribean.
Paperback $16.95 ISBN: 1-56164-056-5 Size: 6 x 9 160 Pages 100 color photos