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Not only for use in the Mammoth Cave area, this guide is widely useful in a large area, including much of the states of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia. An in-depth field guide to 400 wildflowers found along the trails and roads within the park. Each wildflower is represented by a brilliant full-color photograph and accompanied by identifying characteristic text that specifies the colors, floral and leaf forms, flowering time, native or introduced status, as well as the plant’s folklore and history, its past herbal or medicinal use, and myriad other facts and myths. For those enthusiasts eager to search for new discoveries, the appendix provide tables showing the observed flowering period, a flower hunting planning guide, and an index of flowers by trail. A lasting and memorable introduction to the park’s wildflowers--nearly all of which extend throughout Kentucky and neighboring states--Wildflowers of Mammoth Cave National Park is an indispensable tool for the amateur enthusiast and the professional botanist alike.

An avid naturalist, Randy Seymour is the proprietor of Riders Mill Farms, a working farm and wildlife sanctuary in Hart County near Mammoth Cave National Park.

"Seymour promises to help readers identify more than 400 species of flowers, shown in full-color photos along with detailed descriptions."—Knoxville News Sentinel

"The book is so informative and beautiful, it teeters dangerously upon gratifying the reader without having to visit the place."—Southern Seen

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The University Press of Kentucky

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Lexington, KY






Wild flowers, Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky


Plant Sciences

Wildflowers of Mammoth Cave National Park
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