Title

Statistical Analysis of the Flora of the Carolinas. I. The Carolina Spectrum

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1981

Abstract

The Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas was used to tabulate certain distributional, morphological, and phenological characteristics of the flora of North and South Carolina. Modal (most frequent) characteristics of the flora are: Coastal Plain occurrence (26%), forest habitat (54%), dicotyledonous (68%), deciduous (95%), perennial (76%), herb (81%), herbaceous (84%), perfect (76%), alternate leaves (54%), entire leaves (53 %), glabrous (51 %), not succulent (98%), not laticiferous (97%), not aromatic (93%), no or inconspicuous perianth (31 %), chromosome number (n) = 11-20 (43%), June-blooming (53%), blooming duration 3 months (32%), and not endangered/threatened (88%).