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Peterson Field Guides: FERNS

Handy small field guide,
concise useful layout.
Includes characteristics to distinguish each from similar species.

This book has just been rewritten; the new version should now be available. It includes updated nomenclature and color photographs.

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Boughton Cobb; Farnsworth & Lowe

publisher

Houghton Mifflin (1956) 2005

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N E W F S

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Flora of North America, vol. 2

Thorough authoritative treatment.
Attempts to form concensus on taxonomy and nomenclature.
Language rather dry. Few pictures.
Covers continent. Expensive.
Hybrids mostly not described.

Whole volume is on-line. (See links page.)

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the committee

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Oxford University Press 1993

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The Ferns and Allied Plants of New England

Attractive, fairly concise.
Thorough information on distribution, maps of US and world.
A b&w photo of each species, and photomicrographs of spores.


Nomenclature does not follow Flora of North America v.2

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Alice F. Tryon & Robbin C. Moran

publisher

Massachusetts Audubon Society 1997

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(out of print)

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New Jersey Ferns


Includes one of the few thorough treatments of Dryopteris including hybrids.

author

James D.Montgomery & David E. Fairbrothers

publisher

Rutgers University Press 1992

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The Fern Guide Northeastern and Midland United States and Adjacent Canada

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Edgar T. Wherry

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Dover 1961,1995

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Field Guide to the Hybrid Ferns of the Northeast

One of few references for hybrid ferns,
many of which are Dryopteris.

Good photo layout shows hybrid between the two parents.

author

Henry Potter

publisher

Vermont Institute of Natural Science 1989

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(out of print)

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how to know the ferns and fern allies

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John T. Mickel

publisher

Wm. C. Brown Co. 1979

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A Field Manual of the FERNS & FERN-ALLIES of the Unites States & Canada

Includes color photos of most species.

Excellent glossary.

author

David B. Lellinger

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Smithsonian Institution Press 1985

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N E W F S

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Ferns and Fern Allies of Kentucky

Pleasant informal style.

Considerable overlap with the pteridphytes of New England.

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Ray Cranfill

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Kentucky Nature Preserves Commission 1980

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The Families Huperziaceae and Lycopodiaceae of New England

Thorough updated treatment, with several new taxonomic suggestions.

Photographs and range maps.

Best treatment available for this limited subjecct.

Small computer press prints to order.

author

Arthur Haines

publisher

V. F Thomas Co. 2003

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N E W F S

N E W F S = New England Wild Flower Society

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