“An invaluable source. . . . Wunderlin’s guide brings together his years of work with the flora of Florida.”—Choice
“An extremely valuable reference for professional biologists, naturalists, natural resource managers, and plant lovers.”—Economic Botany
“This series will surely be the standard reference for the unique and threatened flora of the Sunshine State.”—Plant Science Bulletin
“A monumental undertaking and a definitive and up-to-date treatise on Florida’s dicotyledons. There is a fantastic wealth of information for every family and every species.”—Walter Kingsley Taylor, author of Florida Wildflowers: A Comprehensive Guide
This seventh volume of the Flora of Florida collection continues the definitive and comprehensive identification manual to the Sunshine State’s 4,400 kinds of native and non-native ferns and fern allies, nonflowering seed plants, and flowering seed plants. Flora of Florida, Volume VII: Dicotyledons, Orobanchaceae through Asteraceae concludes the taxonomic treatments of Florida’s dicotyledons.
Florida has the third most diverse vascular plant flora of any state in the United States, and the Flora of Florida volumes include all indigenous and naturalized taxa currently known to occur within its borders. With keys to family, genus, and species, and with genera and species within each family arranged alphabetically for easy reference, these volumes are the standard reference for botanists, researchers, consultants, and students alike.
Richard P. Wunderlin is professor emeritus of biology at the University of South Florida. Bruce F. Hansen is curator emeritus of biology at the University of South Florida Herbarium. Together, Wunderlin and Hansen have coauthored Flora of Florida, Volumes I–VI, and Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida, third edition. Alan R. Franck is curator at Florida International University. With Richard P. Wunderlin and Bruce F. Hansen, he is coauthor of Flora of Florida, Volumes IV–VI, and the Atlas of Florida Plants website.