Book Review: Hiking North Carolina’s National Forests, 50 Can’t-Miss Trail Adventures in the Pisgah, Nantahala, Uwharrie, and Croatan National Forests

Author : Ronald L. Jones

Hiking North Carolina’s National Forests, 50 Can’t-Miss Trail Adventures in the Pisgah, Nantahala, Uwharrie, and Croatan National Forests. Molloy, Johnny. 2013 The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 244 p. $45.00, $22.00. ISBN 978-1-4696-1166-2, ISBN 978-1-4696-1167-9, $22.00. 51 black and white illustrations, 54 maps, 1 table.

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Book Review: Exploring Southern Appalachian Forests: An Ecological Guide to 30 Great Hikes in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia

Author : Ronald L. Jones

Exploring Southern Appalachian Forests: An Ecological Guide to 30 Great Hikes in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia. Jeffries, Stephanie B. and Thomas R. Wentworth. 2014. The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 304 p. Cloth $45.00, $22.00. ISBN 978-1-4696-1979-8, ISBN 978-1-4696-1820-3. 49 black and white illustrations, 14 drawings, 31 maps, 1 …

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Book Review: Waterfalls & Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians: Thirty Great Hikes

Author : Ronald L. Jones

Spira, Timothy P. 2015. Waterfalls & Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians: Thirty Great Hikes. The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 304 p. Softcover, $24.00. ISBN 978-1-4696-2264-4. 170 color plates, 22 drawings, 1 illustration, 31 maps.

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Book Review: Steyermark’s Flora of Missouri, Volume 3. Revised Ed. Dicots, Fabaceae (Subfamily Faboideae) through Zygophyllaceae

Author : Bruce Hoagland

Yatskievych, George. 2013. Steyermark’s Flora of Missouri, Volume 3. Revised Ed. Dicots, Fabaceae (Subfamily Faboideae) through Zygophyllaceae. Missouri Botanical Garden Press (PO Box 299, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-0299) in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Conservation (PO Box 180, Jefferson City, Missouri 65201-0180). xvii þ 1382 p. 194 plates of black-and-white line drawings; 20 figures, …

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Japewiella dollypartoniana, a New Widespread Lichen in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern North America

Author : Jessica L. Allen

Additional Authors : James C. Lendemer

ABSTRACT Japewiella dollypartoniana is described as new to science based on material from the Appalachian Mountains and adjacent regions of the Atlantic Coastal Plain. It is distinguished from other species of Japewia and Japewiella by its sorediate thallus and production of norstictic acid. Placement in Japewiella is supported by characters from fertile populations discovered in …

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Growth and Yield of Miscanthus 3 giganteus Grown in Fertilized and Biochar-Amended Soils in the Western North Carolina Mountains

Author : Alyssa L. Teat

Additional Authors : Howard S. Neufeld, Ronald J. Gehl, Eva Gonzales

ABSTRACT Miscanthus 3 giganteus Greef & Deu (giant miscanthus) is a perennial C4 grass grown worldwide for bioenergy production; however, there is concern about whether it can produce high yields on marginal soils in a temperate climate. The goals of this study were to determine whether giant miscanthus could establish and produce yields in Western …

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Scientific Note: Thlaspi alliaceum L. (Brassicaceae): An Exotic, Invasive Annual Rapidly Spreading in Pennsylvania, Together with the First Collections of This Species in North America

Author : Allison W. Cusick

ABSTRACT Thlaspi alliaceum L. (Brassicaceae) is a weedy, annual, European species of ruderal habitats known from 14 states in the eastern USA. It first was collected in North America in 1947 in Pennsylvania, although most references cite a 1956 collection from North Carolina. The species now has been vouchered in 23 Pennsylvania counties. Populations frequently …

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Noteworthy Collections: Pennsylvania (80-1)

Author : Jerry G. Chmielewski

Additional Authors : David M. Krayesky

Two species, Amorpha fruticosa L. and Yucca flaccida Haw, new to northwestern Pennsylvania, are reported from the Gull Point region of Presque Isle State Park. One of these, A. fruticosa, is weedy and/or invasive and a noxious weed in parts of its distribution. Yucca flaccida is also reported to occur in Butler County in western …

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Molecular Data Confirm Morphological Variability in the Widespread Foliose Lichen Canoparmelia carolinana (Parmeliaceae)

Author : James C. Lendemer

Additional Authors : Ana Maria Ruiz

ABSTRACT Canoparmelia caroliniana is among the most common macrolichens in southeastern North America, occurring on the bark of trees in habitats from urban centers to pristine wilderness. Canoparmelia amabilis was distinguished from C. caroliniana on the basis of differences in the color of the lower surface and morphology of the isidia. Recent fieldwork revealed previously …

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Effects of Aesculus glabra Canopy on Understory Community Structure and Environment in a Temperate Deciduous Forest

Author : David J. Hicks

Additional Authors : Megan S. Taylor

ABSTRACT Understory plants in temperate deciduous forests are dependent on a spring window of high light availability prior to canopy leafout. Aesculus glabra Willd. (Ohio buckeye, Hippocastanaceae) produces leaves several weeks before other trees in the same habitat. Aesculus glabra canopy is hypothesized to reduce the spring high-light period, and thus to have a negative …

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