Nebraska Academy of Sciences


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1983. Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, XI: 19-25. Copyright © 1983 James E. Ducey and Catherine Wiederspan. All rights reserved. Article included here with author's written permission.


Five hundred sixty-seven hectares of agricultural cropland in east-central Nebraska were sampled during a vegetative analysis and botanical survey in the summer of 1979. One hundred eighteen species of plants in 39 families were recorded. The number of species recorded in the various edge-areas sampled ranged from six to 34. The differences noted were that species composition varied and some plants were present in small numbers in some areas and absent or undetected in others. Differences could be attributed to variations in slope, soil characteristics, and management of the areas sampled.

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