Following an areal description, sixteen plant communities of the Lacrosse Area of western Wisconsin are described, and lists of characteristic or otherwise interesting vascular plants are presented for each. These lists include 807 different species of vascular plants. The habitats and numbers of species listed for each are as follows: lakes, ponds, sloughs, rivers, streams, shorelines and marshes, 151; alluvial woods, 35; low, sandy woods, 17; tamarack bogs, 62 ; seepage bogs, 19; sandy spaghnum meadow, 26; sedge meadows, 32; dry, loamy, upland woods, 59; dry, sandy, upland woods, 65; moist, north and east-facing, wooded slopes and ravines, 116; dry, sandy prairies, plains and blowouts, 119; steep, west- and south facing, loamy prairies, 45; dry, limestone ledges and ridges, 8; dry, sandstone ledges and talus, 14; moist, shaded, sandstone ledges, 13 ; weeds of roadsides, railroads, waste place, fields, yards, etc., 143.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Hartley, Thomas G.
"Plant Communities of the LaCrosse Area In Western Wisconsin,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 67(1), 174-188.
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