Botanical Guide

Botanical Guide (38 MB)

Selected Plants of the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

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The Department of Marine Resources' Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is proud to present to you the second version of our first on-line field guide. Although this book highlights species found within Reserve, the Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Alabama's Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, many of the plants depicted are also found throughout the coastal areas of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Florida and beyond. Specifically, Mississippi's Coastal Preserves are great places to find examples of these plants.

Calling all Citizen Scientists!

We encourage you to review this edition of the book and bring any corrections that you notice to the attention of Jennifer Buchanan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We are especially interested in knowing if you have information on the flowering and fruiting times of the species described in the book. Although we did our best to determine these times at the time of publication, there was not a lot of region-specific information available on some of the species. If you observe one of the selected species either blooming or fruiting outside of the ranges listed, please e-mail us the exact location of the plant, so that we can confirm your observation. Please note that we are currently only interested in receiving information on plants that you observe in flower or in fruit in south Mississippi or southwest Alabama. Thank you in advance for your help.

This public document is not for sale, and all rights to the publication are reserved to the DMR. Copies may be made for educational purposes only.

The original edition can be found at the Grand Bay NERR website.

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