Bryophytes of Hanging Rock, Avery and Watauga Counties, North Carolina


Joseph R. Rohrer

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September – 1982


Bryophytes, Avery County, Watauga County, North Carolina

Bryophytes were collected from Hanging Rock in conjunction with a study of the vascular flora and vegetation of the area. The dominant mosses are described for northern hardwoods, northern red oak, pine-oak/heath, shrub bald, and grass bald communities. An annotated list of all bryophytes collected reports the communities and microhabitats in which each species was found. The Hanging Rock flora contains twenty percent of the mosses reported for the Blue Ridge Province in North Carolina.