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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Des Moines County, Iowa; Iowa flora; endangered plant species

Abstract

Des Moines County is a 409 square mile (1060 km2) political subdivision located along the Mississippi River in southeastern Iowa. The vascular flora of the county was studied in the field and from herbarium specimens during 1975-80. The flora consists of 809 species, representing 109 families and 393 genera. This study adds 390 species to the previously known county flora, a 93% increase. Three species are added to the state flora: Chenopodium foggii H. A. Wahl, Holsosteum umbellatum L., and Lamium purpureum L. Nineteen species on the Iowa list of threatened and endangered vascular plants are reported from the county.

Publication Date

June 1983

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

90

Issue

2

First Page

55

Last Page

71

Copyright

© Copyright 1983 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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