Beyond the dunes grow an amazing variety and abundance of native plants. Therefore, a plant may be listed as growing on just one island, but it could, in fact, be more widespread. Richardson did an excellent job providing accurate scientific knowledge in an understandable manner. One recent book 1997 is Vascular Plants of Texas, by Stanley Jones et al. Aransas: A Naturalist's Guide and Matagorda Island: A Naturalist's Guide, both by McAlister and McAlister, contain much useful information. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. The natural result is a certain amount of confusion.
Distribution of the plant is noted in each species description. Most visitors to the beaches, and even many residents, see only the sands between the surf and the first low dunes. The excellent descriptions also make it a useful study guide. Many of them, like Indian Blanket, Goldenrod, and Seaside Gerardia, produce great splashes of flowering color. About this Item: Condition: Acceptable. Related species are placed in a group called a genus. Synopsis Many visitors to Texas beaches see only the sands between the surf and the first low dunes.
About 38 percent of the species reported for the islands are illustrated. Because few plants grow there, it's easy to get the impression that Texas beaches consist mostly of barren sand—while just the opposite is true. Also many of the photos are not good, so that makes it even more difficult to identify plants. The broadest islands would tend to have some soils with lower salinity and also with more clay and organic content. Information on distribution was derived from personal surveys as well as published checklists, which are listed in the bibliography. The plants are grouped by families, which in turn are arranged according to relationships and similarities for easy reference. The intent of this book is to illustrate samples of the flamboyant and more commonly seen, the more modest, and even some of the very tiny but very interesting flowers of the native plants that can be found on our beaches and islands.
About this Item: University of Texas Press, 2002. Contents: Acknowledgements -- Map of the Texas Gulf coast -- Illustrations and descriptions of the species arranged according to family -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index. The local name of Boca Chica Beach includes all the beach area from the Brazos Santiago Pass now the Brownsville Ship Channel to the Rio Grande. The Texas Gulf coast is almost continuously fringed by barrier islands and peninsulas, creating many miles of beaches. Many of them, like the Indian Blanket, Goldenrod, and Seaside Gerardia, produce great splashes of color. Many of them, like Indian Blanket, Goldenrod, and Seaside Gerardia, produce great splashes of flowering color. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting.
A strong hurricane can level many or all of the dunes. Over seven hundred species of flowering plants have been found growing on Texas beaches and islands. Generally, the dunes and dune systems contain almost pure sand, and the lower elevations contain varying amounts of clay mixed with the sand. Because few plants grow there, it's easy to get the impression that Texas beaches consist mostly of barren sand—while just the opposite is true. Some of them are true islands; others are connected to the mainland at one end, and are more properly but infrequently called spits. Here the terrain is almost flat from Gulf shore to bay shore. Series Title: Responsibility: Alfred Thomas Richardson.
May be incomplete or contain other coding. Others display more modest flowers or are interesting for their growing habits. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. These broad areas may be natural relief zones for the flow of water into and out of the bay during strong storms. Of the islands mentioned, Matagorda Island is the widest.
In fact, many of the plants illustrated here probably occur throughout our beaches. For example, there may be one set of dunes instead of two, or there may be scattered low dunes. It is my hope that, through use of the illustrations and descriptions, the reader will come to appreciate and learn more about the natural flora of this rich area. A beautiful and informative book. Again, thank you so much and have a great day! The plants are grouped by families, which in turn are arranged according to relationships and similarities for easy reference. Beyond the dunes grow an amazing variety and abundance of native plants. May include supplemental or companion materials if applicable.
May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. In all, over seven hundred species of flowering plants grow on Texas beaches and islands. . The species is the basic unit. Since most surveys were done during a single season, there would naturally be some omissions.