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Wetland Evaluation and Delineation Program

Delineation Program Publications

Cover of Florida Wetlands Delineation Manual Florida Wetlands Delineation Manual

This 198-page manual is a discussion of the Wetland Delineation Methodology followed by examples of the practical application of the Methodology at nineteen reference sites located throughout the state.

Hardcopies of the manual are no longer available but, can be downloaded in pdf format from this site.

Florida Wetlands Plant Manual CoverFlorida Wetland Plants: An Identification Manual

This manual is the collaborative effort of fifteen botanists from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and other organizations around the state.  This publication was made possible by a grant to the FDEP from the Florida legislature, with additional funding provided by UF/IFAS.  The beauty and diversity of Florida's wetlands are revealed in 588 pages with over 800 color photographs and over 1000 illustrations, treating over 1000 plant species that are important in the identification of wetlands in Florida.

This book is color coded into 4 sections, with 18 pages of ferns, 7 pages of gymnosperms (pines), 191 pages of monocotyledons, and 363 pages of dicotyledons.   Alphabetical arrangement of each section by family and genus along with a glossary of scientific and common names allow easy location of genera.  The manual provides descriptions of plants, their habitats and associated plant communities along with their ecological responses within Florida.  A distribution map and a vegetative index are also included as is field identification between commonly confused plants.  This book is comprehensive enough for the taxonomic needs of field botanists yet with its many beautiful photographs and detailed line drawings is appropriate for amateur plants enthusiasts.  This book will become a treasured resource in your library for exploring Florida's rich and unique wetland flora.

The manual is available from the University of Florida/The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Publications, P.O.Box 110011, Gainesville, Florida, 32611. The cost is $35.00 plus $7.00 shipping and handling. Florida addresses must add the appropriate sales tax. Purchase orders, check, or charges (MasterCard, or VISA by calling 1-800-226-1764) are accepted.

Also available from Amazon.com.

Key to Florida Wetland Plants

Vegetative and Hydric Soil Field Indicators lists for Chapter 62-340, F.A.C.

Soil and Water: Relationships of Florida's Ecological Communities

Last updated: February 15, 2013

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