Endangered Plant Species, Iowa Vascular Flora, Lee County Flora, Threatened Plant Species
The vascular flora of Lee County, Iowa, based upon field and herbarium study, is composed of 876 taxa (species plus hybrids), including 25 endangered and 5 threatened Iowa species. Naturalized species totaled 154. The study added 318 species to the county flora, a 57% increase to the flora of what had been called one of lowa's "best collected counties." Two species are reported as additions to the state flora: Habenaria lacera (Michx.) Lodd. and Vitis baileyana Munson. The flora is most notable for the presence of many species which do not occur much farther northward in Iowa, being plants with floristic affinity to the Ozark Plateau in Missouri.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1981 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Peck, James H.; Lammers, Thomas G.; Haglan, Burton W.; Roosa, Dean M.; and Eilers, Lawrence J.
"A Checklist of the Vascular Flora of Lee County, Iowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 88(4), 159-171.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol88/iss4/6