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Hicks, David [1].

Vascular plant flora of two natural areas in northeastern Indiana.

The Kokiwanee (56 ha) and Hathaway (29 ha) preserves are located in Wabash County, Indiana. Both sites include gorges cut by tributaries of the Wabash River, which produce a range of microenvironments that are unusual for this part of Indiana. Floristic inventory studies were done in 2004-2011. Kokiwanee had 471 vascular plant species, while Hathaway had 321. A total of 536 species in 104 families was found in the two sites combined, with 256 species being found in both. Many of the 215 species found only at Kokiwanee occurred in mature forest on a southwest-facing bluff or in fens; most of the 65 species found only Hathaway were found in a crop field, old fields, or an east-facing gorge wall. Forty-four percent of the species found were county records. Nineteen percent of the species found were exotic, a significantly lower proportion than for the state as a whole. One state-threatened (Dactylorhiza viridis) and three state watch-list species (Liparis loeselii, Panax quinquefolius, and Veratrum woodii) were found. A number of species are near their northern or southern range limits at these sites.

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1 - MANCHESTER COLLEGE, Department Of Biology, 604 COLLEGE AVE, Science Center, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN, 46962, USA

Keywords:
Indiana
floristics
vascular plants.

Presentation Type: Recent Topics Poster
Session: P
Location: Khorassan Ballroom/Chase Park Plaza
Date: Monday, July 11th, 2011
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PRT011
Abstract ID:1073


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