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High-Elevation Cliffs and Outcrops of the Southern Appalachians: Vascular Plants and Biogeography

@inproceedings{Wiser1994HighElevationCA,
  title={High-Elevation Cliffs and Outcrops of the Southern Appalachians: Vascular Plants and Biogeography},
  author={S. Wiser},
  year={1994}
}
  • S. Wiser
  • Published 1994
  • Biology
  • Vascular plants of high-elevation cliffs and rock outcrops were sampled on 42 peaks in the Southern Appalachians. Species found were predominantly native, summer-flowering, herbaceous perennials. Species endemic to the Southern and Central Appalachians comprise over 25% of the total flora; species restricted to eastern North America include nearly 50% of the flora. The diversity of biogeographic affinities shows that the northern alpine element (those species found above treeline in the… CONTINUE READING
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