Flora of Virginia
By Alan S. Weakley, J. Christopher Ludwig, and John F. Townsend
Publication Date: November 2012
2nd printing with corrections: December 2013
Copyright © Foundation of the Flora of Virginia Project Inc.
Specifications: 7.5"×10.5" (hbk), approx. 1572 pp., 1400 b/w figs.
About the Book
Foundation of the Flora of Virginia Project Inc. and Botanical Research Institute of Texas Press have collaborated to publish the Flora of Virginia, the first formal update to the state's flora since 1762!
Flora of Virginia describes approximately 3,200 taxa in 200 families and features 1,400 captioned, scaled, and botanically accurate illustrations. Introductory material includes essays on the natural history and vegetation of Virginia and a historical account of botanical exploration in the state, as well as a key to the vascular plant families represented in the Flora. A glossary, bibliography, and comprehensive index are also provided.
In 2014 Flora of Virginia won the Annual Literature Award from the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries. This award is given each year to "a work that makes a significant contribution to the literature of botany or horticulture." Visit CBHL's website for more information and a list of other nominees.
Foundation of the Flora of Virginia Project is also supported through the sales of Isabella's Peppermint Flowers, a children's book that encourages the study of botany and an appreciation of Virginia's ecological diversity.