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    DescriptionOrchids in any setting make for a beautiful sight, but native orchids growing in their natural habitats offer an especially rewarding view for plant enthusiasts, naturalists, and nature lovers of all ages. South Carolina hosts a rich potpourri of these enormously popular wildflowers, thanks in large part to its unique position as the lower boundary of more northerly species and upper boundary of species found in Florida and the gulf states. In Wild Orchids of South Carolina, James Alexander Fowler captures with spectacular photography and encyclopedic knowledge the full glory of the state's native orchid population. From the bogs and bays of the coastal plain to the mountain woodlands, Fowler catalogs rare and widely distributed species, offering a wealth of information for identifying these prized plants. In addition to providing photographs of each species, Fowler includes common and scientific names, flower descriptions, bloom times, ranges, habitats, pollinators, and refreshingly candid personal observations about the orchids as he encountered them in the wild. He details his experiences of coming upon a show-stopping colony of large yellow lady's slipper orchids (Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens) and of locating the rare monkey-face orchid (Platanthera integrilabia). Paul Martin Brown, a nationally renowned botanist and wild-orchid specialist, provides an introduction to the volume. He explains South Carolina's significance in the larger context of North American orchid habitats and prepares the reader for the striking display of beauty and information assembled in this volume.

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    Wild Orchids of South Carolina
    A Popular Natural History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Alexander Fowler, Introduction by Paul Martin Brown
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 794 g
    ISBN 13: 9781570035661
    ISBN 10: 1570035660

    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.3
    BIC subject category V2: WNP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14270
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SATLAN
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/SCAROL
    BISAC V2.8: GAR004040, NAT013000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBFS
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBBFS
    DC22: 584.409757
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WNP
    Illustrations note
    University of South Carolina Press
    Imprint name
    University of South Carolina Press
    Publication date
    28 February 2005
    Publication City/Country
    South Carolina
    Author Information
    James Alexander Fowler was born in Bennettsville, South Carolina. As a child, under the influence of his father and maternal great-grandmother, he developed an interest in wild-flowers. An independent botanist and computer systems analyst, Fowler holds B.S. and M.A. degrees from Clemson University. He lives with his partner in Greenville, South Carolina.