Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

Spring 1998


Published in Great Plains Research Vol. 8, No.1, 1998. Copyright © 1998 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Used by permission.


Common Flora of the Playa Lakes is a photo-guide to the common plants of the playa wetlands of the Southern Great Plains (southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, western Oklahoma, eastern New Mexico, and northwest Texas). The authors state their objectives are to provide "a quick, accurate, photographic guide to common plant species found in playa wetlands," as well as "a comprehensive list of plant species found in playas," and a "baseline dataset that researchers can use to evaluate future changes in playa floral communities." They have succeeded on all three counts.