Twelve Native Plants from Frederick and Shenandoah Counties in Virginia


Lena Artz

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June – 1962


Plants, Frederick County, Shenandoah County, Virginia

The material on which this paper is based consists of a varied group of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. These plants are interesting, not only because of their rarity in Shenandoah and in Frederick counties, Virginia, but also because of their diversity in geographic ranges. Some are more northern in distribution, some more southern, at least one, chiefly coastal plain, others limited to shale barrens. The distribution of some of them calls to mind an interesting paper by Asa Gray in which attention is called to those plants of Eastern North America that have their nearest relatives in Eastern Asia.