paper, 265 pp., $27.95
More than 150 species of sedges populate Wisconsin, according to the author of this valuable guide to the identification of that state's Carex flora. Suitable for novice as well as experienced naturalists, this practical handbook contains keys and descriptions to emphasize the individual characteristics that are easiest to identify. Divided into two parts, the first follows the sectional classification as found in the Flora of North America. The second division is less technical and contains colored illustrations. Accompanying materials include descriptions of principal Carex habitats and typical species. A series of locator maps of Wisconsin delineate the counties where individual species may be found.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden