2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Science

A Floristic Study of Scotland County, Missouri
Rachel A. Katz♦
Dr. Elisabeth A. Hooper, Faculty Mentor

Scotland County has a poorly documented flora and in order to increase knowledge of this area, a floristic survey of the county is being performed. Plants (mostly dicots) are being collected and preserved as voucher specimens in the Truman State University herbarium. Additionally, this will provide information for the revision of the Flora of Missouri being conducted by George Yatskievych of the Missouri Department of Conservation. Since even many common plants have not been previously documented in the county, broad collections have been made, including both herbaceous and woody plants. According to records of the ongoing Flora of Missouri project, less than 250 species had been documented in the county. This figure compares to almost 850 species documented in Adair County. Thus far, over 300 specimens have been collected and are in the process of being identified and processed. Over 100 new records have already been confirmed for Scotland County.

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Topic(s):Biology

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 29-61
Location: OP Lobby & Atrium
Time: 1:15

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