Wetland Plants of the Chicago Region is the only field guide to all the vascular plants found in the wetland and aquatic habitats of Chicago and vicinity, including plants of bogs, fens, swamps, marshes, wet meadows, and floodplain forests ?plus the aquatic plants of lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams.
? northeast Illinois (Counties: Boone, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will)
? northwest Indiana (Counties: Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Starke, St. Joseph)
? southwest Michigan (County: Bonner)
? southeast Wisconsin (Counties: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Walworth, Waukesha)
Fully illustrated with line drawings and many photographs, this book is an essential reference for botanists, natural resource managers, environmental consultants, students, educators, and anyone simply wanting to learn more about these fascinating habitats.
? Over 800 plant species in 103 plant families ? Each species described (including its habitat) and illustrated ? Easy-to-use keys to each plant family, genus, and species ? Endangered, threatened, and special concern wetland plants ? US Fish and Wildlife Service wetland status indicators ? Native or Introduced in the Chicago region ? Listing and descriptions of Chicago region wetlands open to the public
Complete coverage of wetland and aquatic species within four major groups ? Ferns and Fern Allies ? Conifers ? Dicots ? Monocots