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Guide to the Vascular Flora of Buxton Woods, Dare County, North Carolina, U.S.A.

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SKU: 978-1-889878-60-7
Authors: Amanda L. Faucette, Alexander Krings, and David L. Lindbo
ISSN: 0883-1475
UPC/ISBN: 978-1-889878-60-7
Publication Date: 44130
Copyright: © 2020 Botanical Research Institute of Texas Press
Specifications: 2 lb


About the Book

Buxton Woods Coastal Reserve (“Buxton Woods”) is a Significant Natural Heritage Area (R1 C1) located on Hatteras Island, Dare County, North Carolina. The site is one of ten reserves within the North Carolina Coastal Reserve system. Comprising ca. 403 ha, the site spans about a third of the largest remaining continguous tract of Maritime Evergreen Forest (Mid-Atlantic Subtype) on the Atlantic coast and contains the only occurrence of the Maritime Shrub Swamp (Dogwood Subtype) natural community in the world. Buxton Woods is home to six plant communities and numerous rare plant species. The Guide to the Vascular Flora of Buxton Woods is based on the first author’s collections, historical collections, and reports of species from the site. The illustrated guide treats 476 species in 98 families, providing keys to all vouchered or reported species and genera. Habitat, nativity status, flowering and fruiting phenology, and abundance are also incorporated, as well as relevant voucher information. The guide contains 30 color plates and nearly 400 line drawings. This is the fourth volume in a series from the Illustrated Floras of North Carolina Project (North Carolina State University Vascular Plant Herbarium and Botanical Research Institute of Texas Press), designed to be useful to both botanical specialists and a more general audience.


About the Authors

Amanda Faucette, M.S., served as a conservation botanist at the North Carolina Botanical Garden (NCBG) in Chapel Hill, N.C., from 2014–2018. During that time, she was also NCBG’s Seed Coordinator for Seeds of Success, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management seedbank program for ecological restoration. As of June 2019, she is an aspirant with the Missionaries of Charity in Chicago, Illinois.

Alexander Krings, Ph.D., serves as Associate Professor of Plant Biology and Director of the Vascular Plant Herbarium at North Carolina State University. His work spans floristics, plant taxonomy, ecology, and conservation biology. Dr. Krings has taught courses in field botany for the past decade and also serves as the Coordinator for the NCSU Undergraduate Certificate in Field Botany.

David L. Lindbo, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Soil Science in the Department of Soil Science at North Carolina State University, and currently Director of the Soil and Plant Science Division, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, NRCS. His career has focused on land use-soils relations, including soil interpretations, hydric soils, wastewater, and related issues.

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