This is a new edition of Scurlock's 1987 book (ISBN 0-9619155-0-1) which sold out. Known by professionals & amateurs for authenticity, ease of use, & beauty. This is the definitive resource to the 160 recognized native trees & shrubs of the Keys, as well as South Florida, Cuba, the Bahamas, tropical Mexico, Central & South America. The 491 full-color, field-taken photographs of flower, fruit, & seed make plant identification easy regardless of season. THREATENED, ENDANGERED, & RARE specimens are labeled to encourage preservation. Clear description of plant habits & characteristics make it indispensable to horticulturalists & gardeners when choosing landscaping material that will thrive despite dry seasons, wet seasons, direct tropical sun, salt spray, insects, & months of neglect. Author-photographer Scurlock has developed & maintained his collection of native & exotic plants on Lower Sugarloaf Key since 1972, relying on natural rainfall & compost, using neither fertilizers nor pesticides. Photographs & descriptions appear together for convenient study. Pages are arranged alphabetically by botanical name, & indexed by both botanical & common names. A simple identification key is included. "A book that botanists can respect & nature lovers can understand." Available direct from Laurel Press, (412) 831-8485.Scurlock, J. Paul is the author of 'Native Trees and Shrubs of the Florida Keys A Field Guide/Also South Florida, Cuba, the Bahamas, the Islands of the Caribbean, Parts of Mexico, Sout', published 1992 under ISBN 9780961915520 and ISBN 0961915528.