Wild Orchids of Texas (Corrie Herring Hooks Series)

Joe Liggio

Published by University of Texas Press, 1999
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Winner, Best of Show Award, Society for Technical Communication International

From the East Texas swamps and forests to the Edwards Plateau canyons and the Trans-Pecos mountains, Texas hosts a surprising number of native orchids. Their exquisite beauty endears them to everyone from wildflower lovers to professional botanists and conservationists.

This beautifully illustrated book presents all 54 wild orchids of Texas. The species descriptions that accompany Joe Liggio's lovely color photos discuss the plant's flowers, blooming season, pollinators, typical habitats, and range (also shown by map), including its distribution within and beyond Texas. The species are grouped by genus and also listed by color, county, and habitat for easy reference.

In addition to the species accounts, the authors offer a general natural history of Texas orchids that discusses such topics as pollination and reproduction, special growing requirements, and threats to orchids from loss of habitats and careless collecting. They also describe the many orchid habitats in Texas and the species that grow in each. This wide variety of information, which has never before been collected in one volume for a general readership, makes this book the essential guide to Texas' wild orchids.

About the Author: Joe Liggio's photographs and articles about Texas orchids and wildflowers have appeared in books, magazines, and calendars.

Ann Orto Liggio is a freelance writer and editor.

Scientific advisor David H. Riskind is Director of the Natural Resources Program of Texas Parks and Wildlife in Austin.

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Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication Date: 1999
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