Vascular flora of the Outer Banks, North Carolina, U.S.A.

  • Bruce A. Sorrie Research Associate, Coker Herbarium, North Carolina Botanical Garden, University of North Carolina

Abstract

A complete catalogue of the vascular flora of the North Carolina Outer Banks is presented. Rarity, habitat, distribution within the Outer Banks, and earliest and latest specimens are given for each taxon. The flora contains 1020 species and infraspecific taxa, plus an additional 80 taxa that lack voucher specimens. Some 770 taxa are considered native; 250 non-native. Fifty-one taxa reach their northern range limit on the Outer Banks; 11 their southern limit. Fifty-five taxa are listed as rare in North Carolina; one of them also listed Threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Twenty-four natural communities are described and assessed for vulnerabil-ity to sea level rise. Prior botanical research is listed chronologically.

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2021-12-10
How to Cite
Sorrie, B. A. (2021). Vascular flora of the Outer Banks, North Carolina, U.S.A. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 15(2), 607-710. https://doi.org/10.17348/jbrit.v15.i2.1168