Garrett E. Crow

University of New Hampshire


C. Barre Hellquist

Massachusettes College of Liberal Arts



Volume 1: Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms, and Angiosperms:


Volume 2: Angiosperms: Monocotyledons

The University of Wisconsin Press


The definitive reference


This is by far the best and most comprehensive manual and illustrated guide to native and naturalized vascular plants-ferns, conifers, and flowering plants-growing in aquatic and wetland habitats in northeastern North America, from Newfoundland west to Minnesota and south to Virginia and Missouri. Published in two volumes, this long-awaited work completely revises and greatly expands Norman Fassett's 1940 classic A Manual of Aquatic Plants, yet retains the features that made Fassett's book so useful.



Features include:


· coverage of 1139 plant species, 1186 taxa, 295 genera, 109 families

· more than 600 pages of illustrations, and illustrations for more than 90% of the taxa

· keys for each species include references to corresponding illustrations

· habitat information, geographical ranges, and synonymy

· a chapter on nuisance aquatic weeds

· glossaries of botanical and habitat terms

· a full index for each volume


Wetland ecologists, botanists, resource managers, public naturalists, and environmentalists concerned with the

preservation of wetland areas, which are increasingly threatened, will welcome this clear, workable, and comprehensive guide.


Garrett E. Crow is professor of botany at the University of New Hampshire.

C. Barre Hellquist is professor of biology at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.




June 2000

Volume 1

480 pp. 8 1/2 x 11

338 line illus., 1 map

ISBN 0-299-16330-X Cloth $90.00us

Volume 2

400 pp. 8 1/2 x 11

268 line illus., 1 map

ISBN 0-299-16280-X Cloth $90.00us





Order Department

The University of Wisconsin Press

c/o Chicago Distribution Center

11030 S. Langley Ave.

Chicago, IL 60628 USA


Return to Home Page

Link to Hodgdon Herbarium