Co-author: B. Eugene Wofford
Author info: Research Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Director of the UT Herbarium
Publication Date: October 2013
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Synopsis: For centuries people have used trees, shrubs, and woody vines for food, clothing, ritual, construction, scientific study, and more. However, these important plants are easy to overlook during the winter months, when the absence of leaves, fruit, and other distinguishing characteristics makes them difficult to recognize. This comprehensive volume is the essential guide to woody plants in Kentucky, Tennessee, and surrounding states during the winter season. Featuring color images of more than four hundred species, the book provides Latin meanings, common names, habitats and distributions, and notes on toxicity, nativity, rarity, wetland status, and practical uses for the plants, including food, medicine, fiber, and weapons.