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THE VASCULAR FLORA OF CALEDONIA COUNTY, VERMONT

Arthur V. Gilman
Rhodora
Vol. 101, No. 908 (Autumn, 1999), pp. 360-418
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23313410
Page Count: 59
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THE VASCULAR FLORA OF CALEDONIA COUNTY, VERMONT
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Abstract

Over one hundred years of botanical investigation have documented 1180 species, 18 varieties, 1 subspecies, and 40 hybrids, for a total of 1239 taxa, of vascular plants in Caledonia County in northeastern Vermont. These represent 478 genera in 124 families. Formal investigation of the local flora began in the late 19th century. Much of the flora was documented by F. H. Blanchard (1851—1892), who collected intensively during the 1880s, providing current researchers with a "snapshot" of the flora a century ago. Recent work (1990—1998) has added 107 species to the county. Six species (Aster brachyactis, Carex ovalis, Crepis tectorum, Orobanche minor, Pulmonaria saccharata, and Veronica filiformis) are reported as new to Vermont. Rare and protected species are well represented with 29 taxa listed as threatened or endangered in Vermont, and another 61 considered rare at the state level.

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