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Title: Piedmont prairies: The Suther prairie, Cabarrus County, N. C., a native grassland
Year: 2002
Author(s): Matthews, J., Gaffney, L.
Source Title: Proceedings of the Third Eastern Native Grass Symposium
Source Type: Proceedings
pages: 178-183
Original Publication:  
Abstract: A four-acre wet, grass/forb prairie was discovered in the course of the Cabarnus County natural heritage survey. The site has not been impacted by plowing for over 150 years, having been mowed for hay during the times that equipment could be used. The dominant species of grass are Big Bluestem and Eastern gamagrass. The primary forb of interest is the Canada lily. The site has been burned and/or mowed in the past four years, showing changes in the density and species composition of the vegetation.
Publisher: The North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, October 1-3, 2002. Omnipress, Madison, WI
Editor(s): J. Randall
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