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The Center for Native Grasslands Management

Title: Native grasslands of the Southeastern United States
Year: 2002
Author(s): Weakley, A.
Source Title: Proceedings of the Third Eastern Native Grass Symposium
Source Type: Proceedings
pages: 1
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Abstract: Glades, barrens, and prairies are among the plant communities naturally dominated by herbaceous or grassland vegetation. In the Southeastern United States these remnant native grasslands occur across major physiological provinces from the Coastal Plain to the Interior and Appalachian Highlands in a wide range of ecological settings. We will provide an overview of these plant communities within the context of broadly defined categories recognized as distinct "ecological groups" in the United States National Vegetation Classification system. Some of these groups include; West Indian Prairies, Maritime Grasslands, Emergent Pond Marshes, and Riverscour Prairies. Our discussion will focus on the ecological setting, general floristic composition, and variation among these grasslands. If time permits, we will discuss the current conservation status of these communities.
Publisher: The North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, October 1-3, 2002. Omnipress, Madison, WI
Editor(s): J. Randall