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The effect of Celastrus orbiculatus, oriental bittersweet, on the herbaceous layer along a western North Carolina creek

  title={The effect of Celastrus orbiculatus, oriental bittersweet, on the herbaceous layer along a western North Carolina creek},
  author={Jenny Rebecca Browder},
Nonnative, invasive plants such as Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. (Oriental bittersweet) threaten the biodiversity of areas they invade. I examine bittersweet’s effect on the diversity, richness, and total abundance of the herbaceous layer of Dingle Creek in western North Carolina and its effect on the abundance of several native species found along Dingle Creek: Phlox stolonifera, Viola sororia, Arisaema triphyllum, and Thelypteris noveboracensis. I selected an area in this floodplain where… Expand

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