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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Diatoms, Sand Prairies, Sphagnum bogs, Black Hawk County, Iowa

Abstract

A total of 107 diatom taxa representing 22 genera was identified from four microhabitats in a northerly facing wet swale in the Mark Sand Prairie. One of these was a Sphagnum polster. Chemical analyses of water from these microhabitats showed that none exceeded 60 ppm total hardness (as CaCO3). Fifteen taxa are new records for Iowa. A brief comparison is made between the diatom flora of this site and that of another soft water site, the Sphagnum bog located in Pilot Knob Preserve (Hancock County, Iowa).

Publication Date

December 1981

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

88

Issue

4

First Page

154

Last Page

158

Copyright

© Copyright 1981 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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