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A = Abundant: the plant occurs throughout the Refuge
• LA = Locally abundant: the plant is plentiful in certain areas or habitats
• C = Common: with some searching, the plant can be found throughout the Refuge
• LC = Locally common: the plant can be readily found in certain areas or habitats
• O = Uncommon: plants observed in fewer than five different locations
• R = Rare: plants observed only once in a single location. Note: in the CCP list rare means “undocumented.”
Plants were identified using Jones (2005), Mohlenbrock (2002, 2014), and Yatskievych (1999, 206, 2013). The nomenclature generally follows Mohlenbrock (2014) except in cases where more recent information provides compelling data to the contrary. Various treatments in Flora North America have also been consulted. Following the accepted scientific name, common names are given as well as selected synonyms.
The plants covered in
this checklist are arranged in four groups: 1) Pteridophytes
(ferns and allies), 2) Gymnosperms (mostly conifers
and relatives), and Angiosperms (flowering plants), comprising 3)
Monocots (grasses, sedges, lilies, orchids) and 4)
Dicots. Within these four groups the plants are
listed in alphabetical order by family, genus and species. The following
table summarizes the number of families, genera, and species for CONW:
|Pteridophytes (Ferns &
R. L. 2005. Plant Life of Kentucky: An Illustrated Guide to Vascular
Flora. Lexington, KY, The University Press of Kentucky.
R. H. 2002. Vascular Flora of Illinois. Carbondale, Southern Illinois
University Press, Carbondale, Illinois.
Mohlenbrock, R. H. 2014. Vascular flora of Illinois. Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, Illinois.
Ulaszek, E. 1988. The vascular flora of the Devil's Kitchen Lake area, Williamson and Union counties, Illinois. MS Thesis. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Yatskievych, G. 1999. Steyermark’s Flora of Missouri, Vol. 1. Jefferson City, MO, Missouri Department of Conservation.
Yatskievych, G. 2006. Steyermark’s Flora of Missouri, Vol. 2. St. Louis, MO, Missouri Botanical Garden Press.
Yatskievych, G. 2013. Steyermark’s Flora of Missouri, Vol. 3. St. Louis, MO, Missouri Botanical Garden Press.