Wild Orchids of Florida, Updated and Expanded Edition
With References to the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains

Paul Martin Brown with drawings by Stan Folsom

Foreword by Carlyle A. Luer

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From reviews of the first edition:
"Wild Orchids of Florida is a 'must have' for everyone interested in these fascinating plants, whether you are a beginner or a professional. Brown is to be congratulated for this excellent book."--Florida Scientist

"Any bird watcher who lives in Florida and also watches plants should have this book, as should any reader who has an interest in orchids--no matter where he or she lives. It is beautifully done and will stand as one of the key references for the group for a long time."--Bird Watcher's Digest

First published in 2002, Wild Orchids of Florida was the very first field guide for this orchid-rich state, and it inspired many to try their hand at orchid hunting. Because of its overwhelming popularity and in an attempt to provide the latest developments in orchid research, native orchid expert Paul Martin Brown follows up with this newly revised and expanded edition.

The guide contains 200 new points of fact, including:
--more than 100 new county records established since 2002
--three recently rediscovered species that have not been seen in 100 years
--two previously undocumented species, six new hybrids, and several new color forms described and illustrated for the first time
--the resurrection and revalidation of the little-used genus of Gymnadeniopsis
--34 revised county distribution maps, 37 new color photos, and three new watercolors by Stan Folsom

With its comprehensive yet easy-to-follow treatment, Wild Orchids of Florida remains the essential field companion for professional botanists, native plant enthusiasts, nature lovers, or anyone who wants to learn more about what’s growing out in the wilds of Florida.

Paul Martin Brown is a research associate at the University of Florida Herbarium, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville. Stan Folsom is a watercolorist and botanical illustrator.

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"This comprehensive treatment remains the essential field guide for professional botanists, nature lovers and anyone interested in the wild flora of Florida."
--Plant Talk

..the best guide native orchid enthusiasts have on the subject.
--The Quarterly Journal of the Florida Native Plant Society

" An ideal companion for taking out in the field or simply on a hike."
--Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas

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