bryophytes, Loess Hills, Iowa flora
Seventy-nine mosses, 15 liverworts, and one hornwort are reported to occur in the seven Loess Hills counties of Iowa. Barbula acuta is a new state record; 29 species represent new county records. The flora consists primarily of species characteristic of the eastern deciduous forest, but there is also a significant representation of prairie species. Arid climate, absence of extensive bedrock exposures, and absence of non-calcareous soils limit bryophyte diversity in the Loess Hills region.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Van der Linden, Judith; Farrar, Donald R.; and Churchill, Steven P.
"Bryophytes of the Loess Hills of Western Iowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 92(5), 193-195.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol92/iss5/10