Vascular Flora of the Warren Wilson College Campus, Swannanoa, North Carolina


Amy E. Boyd

Additional Authors:

Amanda L. Monroe


Sept 2010


ABSTRACT The 459 ha property that makes up the Warren Wilson College campus (Buncombe County, North Carolina) consists of a variety of forested, wetland, agricultural, and disturbed habitats. A total of 991 specimens of vascular plants were collected during 2007–09 to obtain a vouchered flora of the campus property. These specimens documented 562 species in 341 genera and 113 families. Twenty-two percent of the species are not native to the Appalachian Mountain region. Species present that are tracked by the North Carolina State Plant Conservation Program were Hydrastis canadensis and Panax quinquefolius. Plant community types are described and listed for each associated species.