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Michigan Ferns and Lycophytes: A Guide to Species of the Great Lakes RegionDaniel D. Palmer 2018
Unlike the well-studied flowering plants and gymnosperms, Michigan's ferns and lycophytes have long lacked a reliable, up-to-date guidebook, and this book fills that gap_._ Covering all 120 taxa found in the state, it features detailed keys, species descriptions, and range maps alongside precise illustrations. Readers learn about the etymology of species' common and scientific names as well as interesting facts about their historic uses by humans and place within the Michigan ecosystem. The book also provides information on the challenging taxonomy of many ferns and lycophytes, with special attention given to the species likely to hybridize and those prone to misidentification. This is a must-have reference for anyone who wishes to learn about these important components of the Great Lakes flora.