The Vascular Flora of the Francis Beidler Forest in Four Holes Swamp, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties, South Carolina


Richard D. Porcher

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December – 1981


Vascular Flora, Francis Beilder Forest, Four Holes Swamp, South Carolina

A survey of the vascular plants of The Francis Beidler Forest, A National Audubon Sanctuary in Four Holes Swamp in the Coastal Plain of South Carolina, is presented. Included are a description of major plant communities including an original growth bald cypress-tupelo gum swamp forest community, an annotated checklist of the vascular plants that includes ecological notes on rare and endangered species, and an historical account of Four Holes Swamp and Beidler Forest. Three hundred twelve species from 218 genera and 99 families are reported.