This is the first comprehensive statewide checklist of vascular plants for Alabama in over 100 years. Despite numerous county-level and regional plant checklists, Alabama has lacked a comprehensive and modern checklist or flora of since Charles Mohr's 1901 publication of "Plant Life of Alabama". This compilation is based on thousands of voucher collections made primarily by the authors over decades of field work in the state.
This annotated checklist of vascular plants includes notes on rarity, nativity and selected synonyms. The combined total of 3,743 species and 1,120 genera in 204 families indicates considerable floristic variety and elevates Alabama high among states with great overall plant diversity. As plant research and discovery in Alabama continues forward, this list will serve as a baseline for understanding the diversity of plant life in the state and will prove useful to botanists, conservation biologists, ecologists and anyone interested in or working on vascular plants in Alabama.
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