Flora, Plant Communities, and Soils of a Significant Natural Area in the Middle Atlantic Coastal Plain (Craven County, North Carolina)

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dc.contributor.advisor Jon M. Stucky, Committee Chair en_US
dc.contributor.advisor James D. Gregory, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Thomas R. Wentworth, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.author Elam, Caitlin Elizabeth en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T18:01:11Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T18:01:11Z
dc.date.issued 2008-03-06 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-11092007-123710 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/1138
dc.description.abstract Cool Springs Environmental Education Center (CSEEC), owned by Weyerhaeuser Company, includes a 591 ha State Significant Natural Area. It is located in Craven County, North Carolina, in the floristically rich Atlantic Coastal Plain. A comprehensive inventory of the vascular flora at CSEEC has documented the occurrence of approximately 567 specific and sub-specific taxa and 303 genera in 118 plant families as well as populations of the Atlantic Coastal Plain endemics Litsea aestivalis (L.) Fern. (Pondspice) and Solidago villosicarpa LeBlond (Coastal Goldenrod). Twenty distinct plant community types were identified including the uncommon Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris P. Mill) Woodland, Taxodium distichum (L.) L.C. Richard (Bald Cypress—Tupelo Gum) — Nyssa aquatica L. (Swamp Tupelo) Swamp, a number of botanically heterogeneous small depression wetlands, and the novel Quercus hemisphaerica Bartr. ex Willd (Sand Laurel Oak). — Pinus taeda L. (Loblolly Pine) Woodland. The high diversity of plant communities reflects the high diversity of soil types ranging from excessively drained deep sands to very poorly drained organic soils. en_US
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dc.subject Spodosol en_US
dc.subject Pinus palustris en_US
dc.subject Histosol en_US
dc.subject Solidago villosicarpa en_US
dc.subject Atlantic Coastal Plain en_US
dc.subject Craven County en_US
dc.subject longleaf pine en_US
dc.subject North Carolina en_US
dc.subject plant community en_US
dc.subject swamp en_US
dc.subject depression wetland en_US
dc.subject Litsea aestivalis en_US
dc.subject Entisol en_US
dc.subject ecotone en_US
dc.subject Inceptisol en_US
dc.subject soil en_US
dc.subject flora en_US
dc.subject floristic inventory en_US
dc.title Flora, Plant Communities, and Soils of a Significant Natural Area in the Middle Atlantic Coastal Plain (Craven County, North Carolina) en_US
dc.degree.name MS en_US
dc.degree.level thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Botany en_US

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