Volume 30 – Issue 2 (Jun 1965)

Floristic Elements in Southwestern Virginia: A Phytogeographical Consideration

In drawing an analysis of the flora of southwestern Virginia, primary emphasis is placed on evaluating the floristic elements involved in the phytogeographical pattern. This represents the first attempt of such an undertaking for the area. It does not pretend to be a complete list of the flora of the eight counties surveyed, namely, Lee, Scott, Wise, Dickenson, Buchanan, Washington, Russell and Tazewell, yet it presents a sizeable collection of species, enabling one to establish a phytogeographical spectrum.

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