Flora of Wirt County, West Virginia


Elizabeth Ann Bartholomew

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December – 1948


Flora, Wirt County, West Virginia

Little botanizing has been done in the west central part of West Virginia because most botanists seem to be more interested in the mountain flora found in the eastern portion of the State. Probably the first collecting trip through the west central counties was reported by C. F. Millspaugh in 1891. The specimens he collected are on file in the Herbarium at West Virginia University. Few, if any, plant collections from this area were made after 1891 until the summer of 1924 when P. D. Strausbaugh from West Virginia University collected a few plants.