Southern Plants concludes almost forty years of work studying, classifying, and treating each plant and presenting the best available information for its readers. Here, Neil Odenwald and James Turner once again improve on the vast range of plants that are so important to the Southern landscape. This latest edition keeps with a traditional emphasis on the practical use of plants to solve and prevent landscape design problems. Over 1,000 plants are noted in classes from trees to shrubs, vines to perennials, wildflowers to grasses, rushes to water plants, and ground covers to bulbs. There are many special sections on such things as gingers, palms, bamboos, and ferns. Each plant is noted with an eye to understanding and using them in the home garden, botanical collection, streetscape, or rural landscape at large. The text and illustrations draw on the authors’ decades of experience as landscape architects and plant consultants.Odenwald, Neil G. is the author of 'Identification, Selection, and Use of Southern Plants For Landscape Design', published 2006 under ISBN 9781598043174 and ISBN 159804317X.