About the Book
Texas has a surprising number of native ferns and lycophytes — 127 in all, the most of any state in the continental U.S.A. This is particularly unexpected given that most people associate ferns and related plants with humid, even tropical conditions, just the opposite of much of Texas. This book explains why and looks at the fascinating world of Texas ferns, ranging from the swamp forests of far East Texas, to the hidden canyons of the Edwards Plateau, and even to the high mountain “sky islands” of such places as Big Bend National Park. Each species has an illustration page with a color photo, a line drawing, and detailed maps. Be ready to be surprised by this special group of Texas plants!
In November of 2017, The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas
won the Donovan Stewart Correll Award
from the Native Plant Society of Texas.
Want to explore more of Texas’ native ferns and lycophytes? Please visit the companion website www.FernsOfTexas.org.
The site features contents from the book, links to specimen collections, and a multi-access visual key!