Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1976

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Botany

Abstract

The vascular vegetation of Ordway Prairie, a preserve maintained by The Nature Conservancy as an example of virgin prairie in McPherson County, South Dakota, was studied to determine its present composition. The sample comprised representatives of each species recognized in each of the 13 square-mile sections within the prairie, collected in 1975 and 1 9 7 6 . Three hundred nine different species, representing 170 genera in 55 plant families were found. One thousand six hundred forty five permanent herbarium specimens, serving as vouchers for their distribution, are now in the herbarium of South Dakota State University .

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

54

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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