Volume 40 – Issue 1 (Mar 1975)

Plants New to West Virginia

ABSTRACT The following recently discovered vascular plants are new records for the State of West Virginia, U. S. A.: <em>Eulalia uiminea</em> (Trin.) Ktze., <em>Rubus plicatifolius</em> Blanchard, <em>Rubus elegantulus</em> Blanchard, <em>Vicia tetrasperma</em> (L.) Moench, <em>Lysimachia thyrsiflora</em> L., <em>Fraxinus americana<em> forma <em>iodocarpa</em> Fern., <em>Phlox glaberrima</em> L., <em>Teucrium botrys</em> L., <em>Dipsacus laciniatus</em> L., <em>Knautia arvensis</em> (L.) Duby., and <em>Aster ontarionis</em> Wieg.

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The Vegetation of Presquile, Chesterfield County, Virginia

ABSTRACT Topography, climate, edaphology, and vegetation of Presquile, a James River island in Chesterfield County, Virginia, are considered in this study. A brief history of the island is provided. Seven soil types occurring on the island are described. Plant communities are classified as river escarpment, fill, swamp, marsh, and field border, and each is described. Species characterizing each community are given. A map of the island showing habitats is included.

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A Study of Plant Succession on Three TVA Fly Ash Pits in Middle Tennessee

ABSTRACT Studies of plant succession on three abandoned Tennessee Valley Authority “fly ash pits” in Middle Tennessee were made using the quadrat method of sampling. The pits varied in age from 6 months to 8 years. Dominants occurred in the following sequence: pit I (6 months), <em>Polygonum pensylvanicum</em> and <em>Paspalum pubiflorum</em>, with phenotypic dominants being <em>Erigeron canadensis</em> and <em>Bromus inermis</em>; pit II (3 years), <em>Bromus inermis</em> and <em>Pyrrhopappus carolinianus</em>, with phenotypic dominants being <em>Bromus inermis</em>, <em>Andropogon virginicus</em>, and <em>Populus deltoides</em>; pit III (8 years), <em>Solidago</em> spp. and <em>Melilotus</em> alba, with the phenotypic dominants being the two former taxa plus <em>Populus deltoides</em>, <em>Salix interior</em>, and <em>Salix nigra</em>. Since no studies of this specific nature have been carried out in the past, comparisons of vegetational responses are difficult to make. The data on plant succession recorded on the “fly ash pits” is considerably different from past studies on abandoned cropland in Middle

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