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General Information

Name:  Robert Mohlenbrock  

Pen Name: Robert H. Mohlenbrock

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Audience: Adult;

Born: 1931 in Murphysboro, Illinois


-- Website -- http://plantbiology.siu.edu/faculty-staff/emeritus/mohlenbrock.php
-- Robert Mohlenbrock on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=robert+mohlenbrock


Illinois Connection

Mohlenbrock has spent his entire life in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Robert Mohlenbrock's life-long work with the flora of Illinois established him as the authority on the plants of Illinois. He began his survey of forest trees of southern Illinois while a junior at Murphysboro High School and he continues to document flora of the United States.Professor Mohlenbrock taught botany at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for thirty-four years, obtaining the title of Distinguished Professor. After his retirement in 1990, he joined Biotic Consultants as a senior scientist teaching wetland identification classes in twenty-six states to date. Mohlenbrock has been named SIU Outstanding Scholar and has re­ceived the SIU Alumnus Teacher of the Year Award, the AMOCO Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Meritorious Teacher of the Year Award from the Asso­ciation of Southeastern Biologists. During his career at Southern Illinois University, ninety graduate stu­dents earned degrees under his direction. Since 1984, he has been a monthly columnist for ''Natural History'' magazine. Among his forty-five books and more than five hundred publications are ''Macmillan’s Field Guide to North American Wildflowers'', ''Field Guide to the U. S. National Forests'', and ''Where Have All the Wildflowers Gone?''


Published Works

  • A Flora of Southern Illinois, Southern Illinois University Press, 1959 - written with J. W. Voigt
  • Summer Woodland Wildflowers of Illinois, Illinois Department of Conservation, 1981
  • Wildflowers of Fields, Roadsides, and Open Habitats of Illinois, Illinois Department of Conservation, 1981
  • Where Have all the Wildflowers Gone, A Region-by-Region Guide to Threatened or Endangered US Wildflowers , Macmillan, 1983
  • The Field Guide to US National Forests, St. Martin`s, 1984
  • Flowering Plants, Smartweeds to Hazelnuts, Southern Illinois University Press, 1987 - written with Paul M. Thomson Jr.
  • Wildflowers, A Quick Identification Guide to Wildflowers of North America, Macmillan, 1987
  • Trees, A Quick Reference Guide to Trees in North America, Collier, 1987
  • Flowering Plants, Nightshades to Mistletoe, Southern Illinois University Press, 1990
  • Sedges-Carex, The Illustrated Flora of Illinois, Southern Illinois University Press, 1999
  • Flowering Plants, Pokeweeds, Four-O`Clocks, Carpetweeds, Cacti, Purslanes, Goosefoots, Pigweeds, and Pinks , Southern Illinois University Press, 2001


Selected Titles At Your Library

A flora of southern Illinois /
ISBN: 080930662X. OCLC Number:

Southern Illinois University Press,. Carbondale :. 1974, ©1959.

Flowering plants :
ISBN: 0809329263. OCLC Number:

Southern Illinois University Press,. Carbondale :. ©2009.

Since the publication of the first edition of Smartweeds to Hazelnuts in 1987, thirteen additional species and one hybrid have been discovered in Illinois. In addition, numerous nomenclatural changes have occurred for plants already known. This second edition updates the status of the Polygonaceae, Hamamelidaceae, Platanaceae, Fagaceae, Betulaceae, and Corylaceae in Illinois. Each of the newly discovered species has been added and is fully illustrated. Updated nomenclature as well as Illinois distributional data are included for each species. In addition to the fourt.

Trees :
ISBN: 0020634307. OCLC Number:

Collier Books,. New York :. ©1987.

Flowering plants, nightshades to mistletoe /
ISBN: 080931567X. OCLC Number:

Southern Illinois University Press,. Carbondale :. ©1990.

Sedges /
ISBN: 0809320746. OCLC Number:

Southern Illinois University Press,. Carbondale :. ©1976-©1999.

Flowering plants :
ISBN: 080932380X. OCLC Number:

Southern Illinois University Press,. Carbondale :. ©2001.

"Robert H. Mohlenbrock taught botany at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for thirty-four years, obtaining the title of Distinguished Professor."--Jacket.


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