“A PROLOGUE TO THE SERIES: Plant Identification and Glossary of Terms” • River Friend Series BOOK 3 • ISBN 978-1-9162096-2-6
A5 Paperback 60pp.
“This Book is a Prologue to the whole River Friend Series which assists the reader in identifying common UK aquatic plants. It provides explanations regarding freshwater plants and terminology (via a glossary beginning on page 20) mentioned throughout the series. There is also a Picture Guide and reference section for further reading.” (Series Terminology and References.)
Keywords: RIVERS;FRESH WATER;DRYING UP;RIVER FRIEND SERIES;SYLVIA HASLAM;TINA BONE;AQUATIC PLANTS;WATER PLANTS:BINOMIAL; NOMENCLATURE;COMMON WATER PLANTS; AQUATIC PLANTS; IDENTIFY WATER PLANTS
“Linnaeus” and all that… 1
Key to commoner species of (lowland) rivers 6
Some species tolerant to effluents 7
Fringing herbs 12
Tall monocotyledons 14
Protected freshwater plants 18
Introduced freshwater plants 19
Glossary of Riverine and Riparian terms used in the Series 20
Picture Field Guide to some Common Aquatic Plants 36
Selective Bibliographical References and Further Reading 53
This Book is a Prologue to the River Friend series of small books and is intended mainly for reference and as a picture guide to some common aquatic plants. Unlike the other books in the series, which concentrate on a particular riverine aspect, this book shows what some common British water plants look like, with colloquial and scientific (Latin) names, as well as a glossary of terms and bibliography for further reading. In the series we have endeavoured to minimise the use of scientific terminology wherever possible. Inevitably there will be a few terms unfamiliar to some readers, so we encourage you to jump into the glossary on page 20 of this book for clear definitions of riverine and riparian terms used throughout the series.
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