NCU has cataloged about 150 vascular plant
specimens collected by Nancy Craft Coile. Most specimens were collected in Elbert
County, Georgia, USA. Frequent
co-collectors included her spouse, Robert Coile,
and children, Danielle & Robbie.
Loan, Andrea (2002) Best Wishes Nancy Coile. Wildland Weeds
Nancy Craft Coile
will be retiring from the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services,
Division of Plant Industry (FDACS) on July 31st , after
eleven years of service to the citizens (and flora) of Florida. Nancy’s career in botany has been diverse,
and dedicated to the flora of the southeastern United States.
After getting her daughter [Danielle] and son
[Robbie] into school, Nancy began working as a technician at the University
of Georgia Herbarium [GA] in 1973. While
at the University, Nancy completed both a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in
botany. Nancy has held the positions
of Curator of the University of Georgia Herbarium, and faculty member of the
Biology Department at North Georgia College (NGC) in Dahlonega, GA. At NCG, Nancy realized that she missed
working with plants and left for a position with FDACS.
For the past eleven years, Nancy has served as
Botanical Administrator with the FDACS Division of Plant Industry. Her duties have included working with
endangered plant species and noxious weeds, providing nomenclatural support
for DPI nursery inspectors, conducting biodiversity studies, and a range of
other projects having to do with the green plants she so enjoys. Nancy has been a member of the FLEPPC
[Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council] Plant List Committee for the past six years
and has served the council in a variety of roles, including serving as a
source of invasive plant identification assistance both within and outside of
the FDACS. Nancy has also served as
both an Executive Committee Member and Association Secretary with the
Association of Southeastern Biologists; Editorial Board member of Castanea; and
President of Southeastern Appalachian Botanical Society.
Nancy’s interests include plant taxonomy, entomology,
conservation and education, and most importantly, her four brilliant and
beautiful granddaughters and her outstanding and handsome grandson. In addition to spending more time with her
grandchildren, Nancy’s retirement plans include gardening, knitting (for her
grandkids of course), becoming a quilting wanna-be,
and working on the background information for a book project she is
considering. Nancy and her husband Robert
Coile plan to be “modified snowbirds,” maintaining
their home in Florida and enjoying the “glorious” spring seasons at their
home in Athens, GA. Please join us in
wishing Nancy the best that life can offer as she embarks upon the
much-envied adventure of retirement.
PUBLICATIONS (incomplete list):
Smith, Gerald L. and Nancy C. Coile (2007) Piptocarpha (Compositae: Vernonieae). New York Botanical Garden Press: Flora Neotropica
Monograph, Issue 99.
Coile, Nancy Craft (1993) Florida’s Endangered &
Threatened Plants. Florida Dept. of
Agric. & Consumer Serv., Div. of Plant Industry, Issue 29.
Coile, Nancy Craft (1992) Pinks, Pinked and Pink! Fla. Dept. Agric. & Consumer Serv.,
Division of Plant Industry, Botany circular issue #26.
Jones, Samuel B., Jr. and Nancy C. Coile (1988) The distribution
of the vascular flora of Georgia.
Athens, GA: Dept. of Botany,
University of Georgia.
Coile, Nancy Craft (1988) Taxonomic studies on the deciduous
species of Ceanothus
Ph.D. Thesis, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
Jones, Samuel B., Jr. and Nancy C. Coile (1980?)
Checklist of the vascular flora of Clarke County, Georgia.
Coile, Nancy Craft (1979) Flora of Elbert County,
Georgia. Athens, GA: University of Georgia.
Coile, Nancy C. (date?) Notes on Florida’s endangered &
Coile, Nancy C. (date?) The Georgia plant list: a list of the Georgia plants in the
University of Georgia Herbarium.
Coile, Nancy C. (date?) Common plants of Florida’s aquatic plant
industry: section 3 of aquatic plant
Coile, Nancy C. (date?) Checklist of the vascular flora of St. Catherines Island, Georgia.
Coile, Nancy C. (date?) Which Boston fern is it?: The exotic Nephrolepsis cordifolia
(L.) Presl, or the native Nephrolepsis exaltata (L.) Schott.
Coile, Nancy C. (date?) Chenopodium ambrosioides L. (Chenopodiaceae): Mexican-tea, wanted weed?
Coile, Nancy C. (date?) Tropical soda apple, Solanum viarum Dunal: the plant from hell (Solanaceae).
Coile, Nancy C. (date?) Poison-ivy (Toxicodendron radicans
(L.) Kuntze) and its relatives in Florida.
Coile, Nancy C. (date?) Notes on nomenclature of Citrus and some related genera: in 3 parts, alphabetical by scientific
name, by common name, and common cultivars.
Coile, Nancy C. (date?) Urtica chamaedryoides Pursh: a stinging nettle, or fireweed and some