The several catalogues of the flora of Iowa (Arthur, Bessey), as well as the early contributions by the late Dr. Parry and briefer articles and notices in journals and Gray's Manual give us a pretty accurate knowledge of the phaenogams and vascular cryptogams found in Iowa. In most cases, however, the range of species is not given. With a number of excellent local collectors in the field a lively interest has been awakened in collecting and bringing together information. Since the appointment of this committee one important contribution to the State Flora has been published. I refer to Prof. Hitchcock's Catalogue of the Anthophyta and Pteridophyta of Ames. It is indeed a model catalogue in every respect. A short notice of trees found north of Dubuque has also appeared in Garden and Forest.
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Pammel, L. H.
"Report of the Committee on State Flora,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 1(Pt. 2), 88-92.
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