Abstract Detail



Floristics

Young Pryer, Samantha [1], Snow, Neil [2].

Numerous new state records of vascular plants for Kansas.

The objective for this project was to document comprehensively the native and non-native flora of Crawford and Cherokee counties in extreme southeast Kansas. Each county has seen limited collecting in recent decades, though a comprehensive survey had never been done for Cherokee County. PSU student E.S. Gibson summarized the flora for Crawford County in 1963.  Fieldwork for the present study occurred mostly in 2014 and 2015. Based on 6500+ newly collected specimens, vouchers from Gibson’s study, and taxa documented by Biota of North America (BONAP) (Kartesz 2018), 1447 taxa are reported, which includes many more state and county records than expected. The records are being confirmed presently, but state records appear to include taxa of: Antennaria, Arenaria, Bromus, Callicarpa, Cardamine, Carex, Castanea, Desmodium, Elymus, Erysimum, Euthamnia, Ficaria, Fleischmania, Hedera, Hypericum, Ilex, Lespedeza, Leucojum, Liquidambar, Microstegium, Myosotis, Narcissus, Pinus, Populus, Quercus, Rhamnus, Salvia, Scirpus, Solidago, Sorghum, Stellaria, and Woodwardia. These results, coupled with other recent floristic studies national, indicate clearly that current plant distributions in many parts of North America at the state and county levels are known less thoroughly than many believe.


1 - Pittsburg State University, Biology, 1701 S. Broadway St., Pittsburg, KS, 66762, USA
2 - Pittsburg State University, Biology, T.M. Sperry Herbarium 1701 S. Broadway St. , Pittsburg, KS, 66762, USA

Keywords:
floristics
Antennaria
Arenaria
Bromus
Callicarpa
Cardamine
Carex
Castanea
Desmodium
Elymus
Erysimum
Euthamnia
Ficaria
Fleischmania
Hedera
Hypericum
Ilex
Lespedeza
Leucojum
Liquidambar
Microstegium
Myosotis
Narcissus
Pinus
Populus
Quercus
Rhamnus
Salvia
Scirpus
Solidago
Sorghum
Stellaria
Woodwardia
Kansas.

Presentation Type: Poster
Number: PFL001
Abstract ID:292
Candidate for Awards:None


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