Vascular plants of the KU Field Station
Nomenclature for the list approximates that used in Flora of North America, with two exceptions: 1) family circumscriptions largely follow the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group III system; and 2) some genera and species for which more recent systematic studies have been published. Common names are drawn from several sources, but generally follow those as presented in Freeman et al. 1991, with taxon additions to the list since that time largely following Freeman 2014. Taxon origin is designated as “n” (native) or “i” (introduced). The source of the occurrence record for each taxon is recorded as either “V” (indicating a voucher specimen is held at the R.L. McGregor Herbarium), or an “R” (indicating a report of the taxon exists in the literature or from a knowledgeable individual).
Taxon location is given for geographic locations within the KU Field Station:
- BW = Baldwin Woods area (including Breidenthal Reserve, Rice Woodland, and Wall Woods)
- RT = Robinson Tract
- TC = “Tri-County” area of the field station proper, which are contiguous tracts in Douglas, Jefferson and Leavenworth Counties (including the Fitch Reservation, Nelson Environmental Study Area, Rockefeller Tract, and McColl Reserve)
- ACPP = Anderson County Prairie Preserve (aka Welda Prairie)
Descriptions of these sites can be found on our website at https://biosurvey.ku.edu/field-station/individual-tracts.
Freeman, C. C. 2014. Coefficients of conservatism for Kansas vascular plants and selected life history attributes. Kansas Biological Survey and R. L. McGregor Herbarium, University of Kansas
Freeman C. C., W. Kettle, K. Kindscher, R.E. Brooks, V.C. Varner, C.M. Pitcher. 1991. Vascular plants of the Kansas Ecological Reserves. Ecology and Hydrogeology of the Kansas Ecological Reserves and Baker University Wetlands: Open-file Report 91-35 Edition. Lawrence, KS: Kansas Geological Survey, p. 23-45.