Noteworthy Collections: Kentucky 76(2)


Derick B. Poindexter

Additional Authors:

Ralph L. Thompson


June 2011


noteworthy collections,

Lotus tenuis Waldst. & Kit. ex Willd. (FABACEAE)—Kenton County: Marydale. Located along US I-75/71 N, at the jct. with US I-275, ca. 9.5 km from the Ohio border. Growing in a disturbed weedy wet meadow with inundated depressions on the northbound interstate right shoulder. Associates: Bromus commutatus Schrad., Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop., Hordeum jubatum L., Juncus articulatus L., Puccinellia distans (Jacq.) Parl., and Schedonorus arundinaceus (Schreb.) Dumort.; 39u2590.20N, 84u6936.700W; 5 June 2007, R.L. Thompson and D.B. Poindexter 07-187 (BEREA, BOON).

Significance. This plant was casually mentioned as occurring in Breathitt County, Kentucky, in a surface-mined area by Campbell and Medley (2009), but was not recorded as definitively established in their atlas, nor is it attributed to the Commonwealth by Isley (1990), Jones (2005), Kartesz (2010), Medley (1993), or the PLANTS Database (United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service [USDA, NRCS] 2010).