Book Review: Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern United States

Author : Allison W. Cusick

Lance, Ron. 2014. Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern United States. Published by the author, Mills River, North Carolina, 518 p. Softcover, $29.95. ISBN 978-0-9903689-0-8. Available from


Noteworthy Collections: Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Author : Walter S. Judd

Additional Authors : Teodoro Clase, J. Dan Skean, Jr., Lucas C. Majure

The four collections listed below were made over the past decade by the second author on several fieldtrips in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. 1. Miconia domingensis Cogn. (MELASTOMATACEAE)– HAITI—Dept. du Sud: Pen´ınsula de Tibur ´ on, Form´ on, Bois Cavalier, 2. Miconia limoides (Urb.) Majure & Judd (MELASTOMATACEAE)–HAITI—Dept. du Sud: Pen´ınsula de Tibur´ on, …


Scientific Note: Aldrovanda vesiculosa at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia

Author : Robert H. Floyd

Additional Authors : Stefanie Ferrazzano, Brian W. Josey, Jason R. Applegate,

ABSTRACT Aldrovanda vesiculosa L., a free-floating aquatic carnivorous plant native to the Old World, has been documented from several ponds and connecting wetlands at U.S. Army Garrison, Fort A.P. Hill in Caroline County, Virginia. This species is believed to have been introduced from a nearby cultivated population, and has spread rapidly throughout many of Fort …


A Quarter-Century of Change Without Fire: The High-Elevation Pitch Pine Community on Panther Knob, Pendleton County, West Virginia

Author : Lauren F. Howard

ABSTRACT The Panther Knob Preserve is important in the Central Appalachians because it is the region’s largest high-elevation pitch pine (Pinus rigida) community, containing numerous rare and threatened plants and animals. Plant community structure and evidence of fire in 2008 were quantified to (a) document successional changes since 1985, and (b) test the hypothesis of …


A Vascular Flora of the Eckerd College Palm Hammock Nature Area: A Dredge and Fill Site in Pinellas County, Florida

Author : Deborah R. Hilbert

Additional Authors : Gretchen M. Ionta

ABSTRACT A study of the vascular plants of the Palm Hammock Nature Area, a designated natural area on the west side of the Eckerd College campus in Pinellas County, Florida, was carried out between January 2012 and January 2013. The site is situated entirely on dredged fill soil, rendering it an intriguing site on which …


Decadal Changes in Disjunct Eastern Hemlock Stands at Its Southern Range Boundary

Author : Jared A. Myers

Additional Authors : Justin L. Hart Lauren E. Cox

Species distribution modelling has revealed shifts in the spatial distribution of the range of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carri`ere) in eastern North America. Models project a decline in eastern hemlock at the southern portion of its range, but not contraction of the southern boundary. In 2003, the vertical, horizontal, and diameter structure and diameter-age …


A Floristic Inventory and Vegetation Survey of Three Dolomite Prairies in Northeastern Illinois

Author : Brenda Molano-Flores

Additional Authors : Loy R. Phillippe, Paul B. Marcum, Connie Carroll- Cunningham, James L. Ellis, Daniel T. Busemeyer, John E. Ebinger

Dolomite prairies are rare natural plant communities, with a few high-quality examples in northeastern Illinois. In this study, three dolomite prairies located in southwestern Will County, Illinois, were surveyed to assess species composition and quality. Two of the dolomite prairies were located on the Des Plaines Wildlife Conservation Area (i.e., Blodgett Road Dolomite Prairie Natural …


Ann Bartholomew Award: 2015 Recipient — Patricia B Cox.

Author : Joey Shaw

Dr. Patricia B. Cox was given the Elizabeth Ann Bartholomew Award during the 2015 annual meeting of the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society (SABS) held in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in conjunction with the Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB). This award represents an untiring, unselfish, and enthusiastic professional and public work and service that brings botanical knowledge and …