Title: The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida: A Reference and Field Guide
Descripton: The Shrubs of Florida takes up where The Trees of Floida leaves off and includes over 550 species of Florida's woody plants. It includes all of the indigenous and naturalized shrubs, vines, and small trees known to occur in Florida at the time of its publication. Most species are illustrated with color photographs and/or line drawings. The book is organized by botanical family and includes a brief overview of each of the included families. Descriptions consist of complete treatments of each species' form, habitat, and major morphological features, complemented by the species' most important field identification features. The book is easy to use in the field as well as being an excellent arm chair reference.
About the Author: Gil Nelson is an author, photographer, and naturalist working throughout the southeastern United States. He has written 8 single-author books and is a leading co-author for two National Audubon Society field guides. His work has also appeared in numerous regional and national magazines and he regularly speaks and leads field trips for a variety of nature-oriented organizations.