Rhodora, the journal of the New England Botanical Club, called it a “monumental and much-needed work.”
Modern Mountain Magazine said the book is “ideal for students, teachers, landscapers and consultants, wildlife biologists, county agents, environmentalists and amateur naturalists.”
Taxon, the International Journal of Plant Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Evolution, said Daniel Boone “would have loved” this “beautifully and comprehensively executed book,” adding that non-residents of the Bluegrass State “should be green with envy.”
Dr. Ron Jones’ new book “Plant Life of Kentucky: An Illustrated Guide to the vascular Flora,” the first volume ever of its kind in the Commonwealth, has garnered praise from academicians and gardeners alike and earned for its author the 2005 Biological Diversity Protection Award from the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission. The impetus for the book, however, was deeply rooted in simple necessity.