Flora of Richmond National Battlefield Park, Virginia


W. John Hayden

Additional Authors:

Melanie L. Haskins, Miles F. Johnson, and James M. Gardner


June – 1989


Flora, Richmond, Virginia

An inventory of the vascular flora of nine of eleven units of Richmond National Battlefield Park was compiled from 1985 to 1987. Each site was visited during the growing season in two to four week intervals; plant species were identified and recorded in the field and/or collected for later study. A total of 761 different species were identified in the surveyed units, and 2487 individual records of species per particular park unit were noted. Twenty-three percent of the flora consists of exotic species, largely from Eurasia. Voucher specimens are housed in the herbaria of the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University.