Collections of vascular plants from five Southern Appalachian fens in and around Shady Valley, Johnson and Carter counties, Tennessee.Abstract--Southern Appalachian fens are unique habitats that possess characteristics of both bogs and fens. Although such wetlands display some of the highest diversity values in the Southern Appalachian region and provide habitat for many rare plant species, they are frequently under-surveyed. The flora of five montane mon·tane
Of, growing in, or inhabiting mountain areas.
[Latin montnus, from m fens was surveyed in and around Shady Valley in Johnson and Carter counties, Tennessee. The resulting checklist contains 98 species representing 69 genera and 32 families, including eight species of ferns and 90 species of flowering plants. Four species are non-native. Two taxa represent new listings for Carter County and 16 taxa represent new listings for Johnson County. Ten species are currently listed as endangered, threatened, or of special concern in Tennessee.
Southern Appalachian fens are unique habitats and possess characteristics of both bogs and fens. These wetlands typically have hydrologic regimes that resemble southern fens whereas their soil and water chemistry and plant communities resemble those of northern bogs. Moor-head and Rossell (1998) assert that fewer than 500 montane wetland sites exist in the southern Appalachian Mountains, with only eight known sites found in the Blue Ridge Province of eastern Tennessee. Although they display some of the highest diversity values within the Southeast United States, these wetlands are frequently overlooked and consequently under-surveyed because of their small size (typically 1 ha). Many of these areas are home to rare and endangered taxa that may be northern disjuncts, coastal plain species, or endemic to the Southern Blue Ridge. The purpose of this investigation was to document the flora of five fens in and around Shady Valley in northeastern Tennessee.
Materials and Methods
Study Areas--Shady Valley, Tennessee, is positioned within the Unaka mountain chain of the Blue Ridge Province at an elevation ranging from 847 m (2780 ft) at the valley floor to approximately 914 m (3000 ft) (Fig. 1). The valley itself is surrounded by Iron, Holston, and Cross mountains and is approximately 4 km wide and just over 11 km long (Fig. 1). Historically, the area was once a prime site for the natural occurrence of large cranberry (Vaccinium macro-carpon). Killebrew (1874) found Shady Valley a prime site for potential large-scale cranberry production. He noted the boggy soils and mentioned that "cranberries grow wild in every portion" of the valley. But in 1963, in an effort to promote agriculture, the valley was drained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through a series of large-scale channelization chan·nel·ize
tr.v. chan·nel·ized, chan·nel·iz·ing, chan·nel·iz·es
1. To make, form, or cut channels in.
2. To direct through a channel. projects that facilitated quick removal of water from the landscape. Cranberries and other plant species disappeared along with their habitat, but persisted in isolated fens not disturbed by the channelization projects. More recent fen restoration efforts within the valley are due to the efforts of the Tennessee Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC (hardware) TNC - A threaded version of a BNC. ).
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Five fens were selected for this investigation. These areas included John's Bog, Orchard Bog, Osborne Bog, Stoney Creek Bog, and Quarry Bog (Table 1, Fig. 1). (Although these sites are fens, we retain the use of the term "bog" as it reflects the actual name of these five sites.) Orchard Bog restoration area was once a natural cranberry fen but was heavily impacted by draining in the 1960s and by the development of agricultural farms across the valley. One section of Orchard Bog is referred to as "Orchard Bog Preserve." This small area, which maintains a thick Sphagnum sphagnum (sfăg`nəm) or peat moss, any species of the large and widely distributed genus Sphagnum, economically the most valuable moss. sp. mat with a herbaceous plant community along its perimeter, is the area where we focused this investigation. Similarly, Quarry Bog has also been extremely impacted by agricultural run-off during the last century. Both Orchard Bog and Quarry Bog are owned or managed by TNC and are part of restoration efforts by INC inc - /ink/ increment, i.e. increase by one. Especially used by assembly programmers, as many assembly languages have an "inc" mnemonic.
Antonym: dec. . Osborne Bog and John's Bog are located in the Cherokee National Forest Cherokee National Forest is a large National Forest operated by the U.S. Forest Service. It contains some 640,000 acres (2,600 km²). The forest is located in Tennessee, along the border with North Carolina, and comprises nearly the entire border area except for the part of it and are managed cooperatively by the United States Department of Agriculture United States Department of Agriculture (USDA),
n.pr established in 1862, USDA is responsible for the safety of meat, poultry, and egg products. It conducts ongoing research in areas from human nutrition to new crop technologies and also helps ensure open (USDA USDA,
n.pr See United States Department of Agriculture. )--Forest Service and INC. Osborne Bog is situated on a former cattle farm. It, like the other sites, has also been impacted by nutrient input from agricultural run-off and was affected by grazing cattle until the area was fenced in the mid-1980s (Stewart and Nilsen, 1993). John's Bog is maintained by the implementation of periodic controlled burns to further inhibit establishment of woody vegetation. Stoney Creek Bog is also found within the Cherokee National Forest and is managed by the USDA--Forest Service. Of the five fens we survey, it is located at the highest elevation.
Table 1. Locations and elevations for five fens in and near Shady Valley, Johnson and Carter counties, Tennessee. Coordinates are given in decimal degrees. Bog County Quadrangle Latitude Longitude Elevation Size (ha) (m) John's Johnson Shady 36.5288 -81.9643 1060 0.61 Bog Valley N W Orchard Johnson Shady 36.5109 -81.9446 853 0.40 * Bog Valley N W Osborne Johnson Doe 36.4881 -81.9651 1010 0.16 Bog N W Stoney Carter Doe 36.2958 -81.5959 1255 < 1.0 Creek N W Bog Quarry Johnson Shady 36.5289 -81.9203 853 2.53 Bog Valley N W * Orchard Bog restoration area encompasses 67.6 ha. The area sampled in this investigation was a smaller section referred to as the "Orchard Bog Preserve" located within the restoration area.
Specimen Collection and Preparation--The vascular flora was observed and collected when in flower or fruit during walk-throughs at each site throughout the growing season from March to October 2008. Frequency of site visits increased during periods of increased flowering. All sites were visited once in March, twice each month from April to June, and three times each month from July through October at one-to two-week intervals. After collection, voucher specimens were prepared according to standard herbarium herbarium, collection of dried and mounted plant specimens used in systematic botany. To preserve their form and color, plants collected in the field are spread flat in sheets of newsprint and dried, usually in a plant press, between blotters or absorbent paper. practice (Bridson and Forman, 1998), and then accessioned and deposited in the herbarium of Tennessee Technological University Tennessee Technological University, popularly known as Tennessee Tech, is an accredited public university located in Cookeville, Tennessee, a small city approximately seventy miles (110 km) east of Nashville. (HTTU). Three species, including Caltha palustris, Cypripedium acaule, and Platanthera ciliaris, were documented with photographs only. One specimen, Sparganium sp., was determined only to genus because it was collected while in flower but mature fruits are necessary to distinguish between species. We originally keyed this individual to S. chlorocarpum (now known as S. emersum) using Wofford (1989). The specimen was then sent to Dr. Robert Kay] at the University of Nebraska for verification. He agreed that it could potentially be S. emersum or S. americanum, but that it would be impossible to distinguish without mature fruit. Taxa were determined using Wofford (1989) and Radford et al. (1968). Nomenclature follows USDA, NRCS NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA)
NRCS Nepal Red Cross Society
NRCS Normalized Radar Cross-Section
NRCS Namibia Red Cross Society
NRCS New Ross Consolidated School (Canada) (2011) and synonyms from Wofford (1989) or Radford et al. (1968) are provided in the species list. Specifically, Radford et al. (1968) was used to determine the following: Carex gynandra Schwein Carex lurida Wahlenberg, Carex scoparia Schkuhr ex Wind., C. tribuloides Wahlenberg, C. vulpinoidea Michaux., Echinochloa crusgaili (L.) Beauvois, Eleocharis acicularis (L.) R. & S., Eleocharis tenuis ten·u·is
n. pl. ten·u·es Linguistics
1. A voiceless stop.
2. A voiceless unaspirated stop in ancient Greek. (Willd.) Shultes var. tenuis, Eriopho rum virginicum L., Glyceria canadensis (Michx.) Trin. var. taxa (Scribner) Hitchcock, Glyceria striata Striata is an application software developer and service provider focused on significantly reducing the cost of traditional bill delivery. Striata provides secure, electronic document delivery by email, fax or SMS. (Lam.) Hitchcock, Habenaria ciliaris (L.) R. Br., Holcus lanatus L., Houstonia serphyllifolia Michx., Juncus subcaudatus (Engelm.) Coville and Blake, Leersia oryzoides (L.) Swartz, Panicum dichotomum L., Scirpus atrovirens Willd., and S. cyperinus (L.) Kunth.
Results and Discussion
Floristic Summary--A total of 98 species representing 69 genera and 32 families were collected from the five fen sites. There were eight species of ferns and 90 species of flowering plants, 29 of which were monocots and 61 of which were dicots. Four species were non-native, representing 4 A of the total species collected. Three families, Asteraceae (14 species), Cyperaceae (10 species), and Poaceae (9 species) accounted for 34% of the flora with 33 species total. The largest genus was Carex with seven species. The genera Lycopus, Polygonum Polygonum
genus of toxic plants in the family Polygonaceae, called collectively smartweeds. Some cause nitrate-nitrite poisoning, some cause photosensitization; includes P. aviculare (wireweed), P. convolvulus (Fallopia convolvulus), P. esculentum, P. , and Solidago each contained four species. Most species were found at only a single bog site; and only three species were found at two sites. Two taxa represented new listings for Carter County and 16 taxa represented new listings for Johnson County, based on data from the herbarium at the University of Tennessee The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system in the American state of Tennessee. at Knoxville (TENN TENN Tennessee (old style)
TENN Tetranitroapthalene (Explosive) ) (Table 2).
Table 2. Species included as new listings for Carter and Johnson counties, Tennessee.
* Barclay (1957: 105) also documented Lycopus uniflorus in the ground cover from a Hemlock-White Pine forest type in Shady Valley, Johnson County, Tennessee Johnson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 17,499. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 18,116 . It's county seat is Mountain City6. Geography
According to the U.S. .
Noteworthy Species--Ten species are currently listed as endangered, threatened, or of special concern in Tennessee (Table 3). Five--Caltha palustris, Enophorum virginicum, Hypericum Hypericum /Hy·per·i·cum/ (hi-per´i-kum) a genus of herbs, including several types of St. John's wort.
Hypericum perfora´tum the species of St. ellipticum, Solidago lancifolia, and Stellaria longifolia--are endangered. Dryopteris cristata and Vaccinium macrocarpon are threatened, while Cypripedium acaule, Glyceria taxa and Woodwardia virginica are of special concern (Table 3). No species is federally listed, but Solidago lancifolia is potentially rare and has a G3 global ranking (Tennessee Division of Natural Heritage, 2008).
Table 3. Species listed as endangered (E), threatened (T), or special concern (S) found in northeast Tennessee based on the Tennessee Natural Heritage Program rare plant list. Species Collection State State Global Site (*) Status[dagger] Rank[dagger] Rank[dagger] (1) (2) (3) Ferns Dryopteris OS T S2 G5 cristata Woodwardia OR S S2 G5 virginica Dicots Caltha QU E S1 G5 palustris Hypericum OS E S1 G5 ellipticum Solidago ST E S1 G3/G4 Q lancifolia Stellaria QU E S1 G5 longifolia Vacciniurn OR T S2 G4 macrocarpon Monocots Cypripedium JO S S4 G5 acaule Eriophorum OR E S1/S2 G5 virginicum Glyceria JO S S1 G5 laxa * John's Bog (JO), Orchard Bog (OR), Osborne Bog (OS), Stoney Creek Bog (ST), Quarry Bog (QU) [dagger] Information for state status, state rank and global rank is based on the Tennessee Natural Heritage Program rare plant list (Tennessee Division of Natural Heritage, 2008). (1.) State Status: E = Endangered; T = Threatened; S = Special Concern (2.) State Rank; S1 = "Extremely rare and critically imperiled in the state with five or fewer occurrences, or very few remaining individuals, or because of some special condition where the species is particularly vulnerable to extirpation from Tennessee."; S2 = "Very rare and imperiled within the state, six to twenty occurrences and less than 3000 individuals, or few remaining individuals, or because of some factor(s) making it vulnerable to extirpation from Tennessee" (Tennessee Division of Natural Heritage, 2008). (3.) Global Rank: G3 = "Very rare and local throughout its range or found locally in a restricted range, or, because of other factors, vulnerable to extinction throughout its range. Generally between 21 and 100 occurrences and fewer than 10,000 individuals."; G4 = "Apparently secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery. Thus, the plant is of long-term concern."; G5 = "Demonstrably secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery."; Q = "Taxonomic status is questionable, numeric rank may change with taxonomy" (Tennessee Division of Natural Heritage, 2008).
Several investigations have documented ferns from northeastern Tennessee. Smith and Pearman (1971) reported Dryopteris cristata, Osmunda cinnamomea, Osmunda os·mun·da also os·mund
Any of several ferns of the genus Osmunda, having erect, bipinnately compound fronds and deeply contracted fertile pinnules. regalis, Polystichum acrostichoides, and Thelypteris noveboracensis occurring in Carter and Johnson counties, Tennessee. Thelypteris palustris was documented by Jennison (1935) (Thelypteris palustris (Salisb.) Schott var. pubescens (Lawson) Fernald) from a collection by A. J. Sharp and J. K. Underwood in Shady Valley, Johnson County, in 1933. It was also reported to occur in Hunter Bog in Carter County by Smith and Pearman (1971) from a collection made by Grindstaff in 1956. Stewart and Nilsen (1993) listed Osmunda cinnamomea as having an importance value of 22 from a boggy site adjacent to Shady Valley in Johnson County. Even though they do not provide the name of this site, we are certain that ills the same area that we refer to as Osborne Bog given their site description, and we also report 0. cinnamomea from Osborne Bog in this investigation.
Several investigators have also documented flowering plants for Johnson and Carter counties. Jennison (1935) includes Caltha palustris as having been collected from Shady Valley swamp by A. J. Sharp and J. K. Underwood in 1934 and Vaccinium macrocarpon as also being collected from Shady Valley swamp by A. J. Sharp and J. K. Underwood in 1933. Again, Vaccinium macrocarpon is noted in Shady Valley as early as 1874 by Killebrew (Killebrew, 1874). Hypericum ellipticum was collected by A. J. Sharp and J. K. Underwood near Elizabethton in Carter County in 1933 (Jennison, 1935), but we found it in Osborne Bog in Johnson County in this investigation. Stewart and Nilsen (1993) include Rubus hispidus and Vaccinium macrocarpon as important shrubs and vines from their fen site near Shady Valley in Johnson County. They also include the graminoids Carex lurida, Eleocharis tenuis, and Holcus lanatus. We also found Rubus hispidus, Carex lurida, and Holcus lanatus in Osborne Bog. However, Eleocharis tenuis was collected from John's Bog in this study. Tabor (1976) reports finding Kalmia Kalmia
genus of North American trees in the family Ericaceae; contains the poisonous tetracyclic polyol, andromedotoxin; causes vomiting, incoordination, paralysis and hyperexcitability. Includes K. angustifolia (dwarf laurel), K. latifolia, Eriopho rum virginicum, Scirpus atrovirens, and Vaccinium macrocarpum among a few other species growing on a Sphagnum sp. mat in the understory un·der·sto·ry
An underlying layer of vegetation, especially the plants that grow beneath a forest's canopy. of a fen in Shady Valley. We observed all of these species in Orchard Bog except for K. latifolia, which we found in Osborne Bog.
Floristic List--The following floristic list documents 98 species collected by Mark Mclntosh across the five fens sampled. The list is arranged by division. The classes Magnoliopsida and Liliopsida further distinguish dicots and mono-cots, respectively, within the Magnollophyta. Within each division and/or class, species are listed alphabetically by family followed by genus and specific epithet. An asterisk (*) preceding a scientific name indicates a non-native species. Each species listing is followed by the site of collection, county, and collector number. Synonyms are listed in parentheses. Abbreviations for the five fen sites follow in parentheses: John's Bog (JO), Orchard Bog (OR), Osborne Bog (OS), Stoney Creek Bog (ST), and Quarry Bog (QU). Even though they were not collected, Parnassia asarifolia Vent, was noted in Stoney Creek Bog during September 2008, as well as Medeola virginiana L. and Trautvetteria carolinensis (Walt.) Vail. Phalaris arundinacea L. was a dominant species in Orchard Bog. These species are not included in the floristic list and so are not included in the total list of taxa.
Woodwardia virgin/ca (L.) J. E. Smith, OR, Johnson, 56
Dryopteris cristata (L.) A. Gray, OS, Johnson, 33
Polystichum acrostichoides (Michx.) Schott, ST, Carter, 75
Osmunda cinnamomea L., OS, Johnson, 89
Osmunda regalis L., OS, Johnson, 29
Thelypteris noveboracensis (L) Nieuwl., OS, Johnson, 34; ST, Carter, 74
Thelypteris palustris Schott., OR, Johnson, 22
Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth subsp. asplenioides (Michx.) Hulten, ST, Carter, 88
Oxypolis rigid/or (L.) Rat, JO, Johnson, 62
Achillea millefolium L., OR, Johnson, 13
Aster puniceus L., QU, Johnson, 71
Bidens frondosa L, OR, Johnson, 90
Erechtites hieracifolia (L.) Rat, JO, Johnson, 91
Eupatorium altissimum L., ST, Carter, 80
Eupatorium perfoliatum L., JO, Johnson, 45
* Hypochoeris radicata L., OS, Johnson, 93
Prenanthes roanensis (Chickering) Chickering, ST, Carter, 77
Solidago caesia L., ST, Carter, 73
Solidago canadensis L., QU, Johnson, 72
Solidago lancifolia (T. & G.) Chapman, ST, Carter, 79
Solidago rugosa rugosa
wrinkled. Miller, JO, Johnson, 65
Verbesina alternifolia (L.) Britton, QU, Johnson, 42
Vernon a gigantea (Walt.) Trelease ex Branner & Coville, JO, Johnson, 47
Impatiens impatiens (ĭmpā`shēĕnz'): see jewelweed.
Any of about 900 species of herbaceous plants in the genus Impatiens (balsam family), so named because the seedpod bursts when slightly touched. Garden balsam (I. capensis Meerb. QU, Johnson, 68
Sambucus canadensis L., OS, Johnson, 12
Myosoton aquaticum (L.) Moench (syn: Stellaria aquatica (L.) Scopoli), OS, Johnson, 37
Stellaria longifolia Willd., QU, Johnson, 36
Hypericum ellipticum Hook., OS, Johnson, 21
Hypericum mutilum L., OS, Johnson, 97
Triadenum virginicum (L.) Raf., OR, Johnson, 44
Kalmia latifolia L., OS, Johnson, 20
Lyonia ligustrina (L.) DC., OS, Johnson, 30
Rhododendron maximum L., OS, Johnson, 19
Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait., OR, Johnson, 32
Collinsonia canadensis L., ST, Carter, 78
Lycopus americanus Muhl. ex Barton, OR, Johnson, 98
Lycopus rubellus Moench, OS, Johnson, 54
Lycopus uniflorus Michx., JO, Johnson, 27
Lycopus virginicus L., JO, Johnson, 25
Lindera benzoin benzoin (bĕn`zoin, –zōĭn) or benzoinum (bĕnzoin`əm), balsamic resin, the dried exudation from the pierced bark of various species of the benzoin tree (Styrax (L.) Blume, JO, Johnson, 63
Linum striatum striatum /stri·a·tum/ (stri-a´tum) corpus striatum.stria´tal
n. pl. stri·a·ta Walt., JO, Johnson, 64
Nyssa sylvatica Marsh., OR, Johnson, 57
Circaea lutetiana (L.) A. & M. subsp. canadensis (L.) A. & M., JO, Johnson, 60
Epilobium coloratum Biehler, OR, Johnson, 48; OS, Johnson, 53
Oxalis oxalis (ŏk`səlĭs) or wood sorrel, any species of the plant genus Oxalis. Most of the cultivated kinds are tropical herbs used as window plants. montana Rat. (syn: Oxalis acetosella L.), OS, Johnson, 11
Oxalis stricta L., JO, Johnson, 59
Polygonum hydropiper L., QU, Johnson, 69
Polygonum lapathifolium L., OS, Johnson, 39
Polygonum punctatum Ell., JO, Johnson, 46
Polygonum sagittatum L., OR, Johnson, 31
* Rumex acetosella L, JO, Johnson, 26
Lysimachia ciliata L., QU, Johnson, 40
Anemone anemone (ənĕm`ənē) or windflower, any of the perennial herbs, wild or cultivated, of the genus Anemone of the family Ranunculaceae (buttercup family). quinquefolia L, OS, Johnson, 95
Caltha palustris L., OU, Johnson, no voucher/picture only
Aronia melanocarpa (Michx.) Ell., JO, Johnson, 61
Gillenia trifoliata (L.) Moench (syn: Porteranthus trifoliatus (L) Britt.), OS, Johnson, 52
Potentilla canadensis L., JO, Johnson, 7
Potentilla simplex Michx., ST, Carter, 15
Rosa palustris Marsh., JO, Johnson, 92
Rubus hispidus L., OS, Johnson, 38
Spiraea spiraea (spīrē`ə), any plant of the genus Spiraea, Northern Hemisphere deciduous shrubs of the family Rosaceae (rose family). Most are indigenous to central and E Asia, whence come most of the popular ornamental species, e.g. tomentosa L., OR, Johnson, 43
Gallurn tinctorium L. QU, Johnson, 70
Houstonia serpyllifolia Michx., JO, Johnson, 3
Salix sericea Marsh., OR, Johnson, 28
Chelone lyonii Pursh, OS, Johnson, 50
Mimulus alatus Ait., QU, Johnson, 67
Viola cucullata Aiton, JO, Johnson, 1
Viola hastata Michx., JO, Johnson, 10
Viola macloskeyi var. pal/ens (Banks ex Ging) M. S. Baker, JO, Johnson, 2
Carex atlantica Bailey, JO, Johnson, 94
Carex gynandra Schwein., JO, Johnson, 23
Carex leptalea Wahlenberg, ST, Carter, 82
Carex lurida Wahlenberg, OS, Johnson, 24
Carex scoparia Schkuhr ex Willd., OR, Johnson, 4; JO, Johnson, 8
Carex tribuloides Wahlenberg, OR, Johnson, 83
Carex vulpinoidea Michaux., QU, Johnson, 41
Eleocharis acicularis (L.) R. & S, OS, Johnson, 55
Eleocharis tenuis (Willd.) Shultes var. tenuis, JO, Johnson, 5
Eriophorum virginicum L., OR, Johnson, 87
Scirpus atrovirens Willd., OR, Johnson, 84
Scirpus cyperinus (L.) Kunth., OR, Johnson, 86
Juncus effusus L., QU, Johnson, 14
Juncus gymnocarpus Coville, ST, Carter, 76
Juncus subcaudatus (Engelm.) Coville and Blake, JO, Johnson, 6
Maianthemum canadense Desf., OS, Johnson, 96
Cypripedium acaule Ait., JO, Johnson, no voucher/picture only
Platanthera ciharis (L.) Lindl. (syn: Habenaria ciliaris (L.) R. Br.), JO, Johnson, no voucher/picture only
Spiranthes lacera (Raf.) Raf. var. gracilis (Bigel.) Luer, JO, Johnson, 58
Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) Beauvois, OS, Johnson, 49
Glyceria taxa (Scribn.) Scribn. (syn: Glyceria canadensis (Michx.) Inn. var. laxa (Scribner) Hitchcock), JO, Johnson, 9
Glyceria melicaria (Michx) Hubbard, St Carter, 81
Glyceria striata (Lam.) Hitchcock, OS, Johnson, 17
* Holcus lanatus L., OS, Johnson, 18
Leersia oryzoides (L.) Swartz, OR, Johnson, 85
Dichanthelium dichotomum (L.) Gould var. dichotomum (syn: Panicum dichotomum L. var. ramulosum (Torr.) Lelong), OS, Johnson, 51 (variety ramulosum determined using Wof-ford, 1989)
* Phleum pratense L., OS, Johnson, 16
Sorghastrum nutans (L.) Nash, QU, Johnson, 66
Sparganium LOU, Johnson, 35 (probably S. emersum Rehmann or S. americanum Nutt.)
The authors thank G. Call, C. McQueen, and L. Eastin of The Nature Conservancy and J. McGuiness of the USDA--Forest Service. We are grateful to R. Kaul for reviewing our Sparganium sp. specimen and to three anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments regarding the manuscript.
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Submitted 17 May 2011: accepted 29 September 2011.
C. T. Carter and M. G. McIntosh
Department of Biology. Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN 38505