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Two new vascular plant taxa established in Maine

Two new vascular plant taxa established in Maine RHODORA, Vol. 116, No. 967, pp. 000­000, 2014 E Copyright 2014 by the New England Botanical Club DOI: 10.3119/13-22; first published online xxx, 2014. NEW ENGLAND NOTE TWO NEW VASCULAR PLANT TAXA ESTABLISHED IN MAINE ERIC T. DOUCETTE Josselyn Botanical Society, Augusta, ME and School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 e-mail: eric.doucette@umit.maine.edu I have documented two new non-native vascular plant taxa for Maine, Chamaecrista fasciculata (Michx.) Greene and Kickxia elatine (L.) Dumort., both of which have demonstrated the ability to overwinter and/or reseed and, therefore, have the potential to remain part of Maine's flora. Herbarium vouchers of both taxa have been deposited in the University of Maine Herbarium (MAINE). In late August of 2012, I observed 48 individuals of Chamaecrista fasciculata (Fabaceae) growing adjacent to a public, paved trail for non-motorized recreation in Farmingdale, Kennebec County, ME, 44.247172N, 269.770835W. This trail extends from Gardiner to Augusta, ME, and was constructed parallel to an existing railroad track, which itself runs parallel to the Kennebec River. As part of post-construction roadside maintenance, a section of earth between Rt. 27 and the trail was reseeded in late fall of 2011 (pers. obs.). It is within this http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rhodora Allen Press

Two new vascular plant taxa established in Maine

Rhodora , Volume 116 (967) – Jul 1, 2014

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RHODORA, Vol. 116, No. 967, pp. 000­000, 2014 E Copyright 2014 by the New England Botanical Club DOI: 10.3119/13-22; first published online xxx, 2014. NEW ENGLAND NOTE TWO NEW VASCULAR PLANT TAXA ESTABLISHED IN MAINE ERIC T. DOUCETTE Josselyn Botanical Society, Augusta, ME and School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 e-mail: eric.doucette@umit.maine.edu I have documented two new non-native vascular plant taxa for Maine, Chamaecrista fasciculata (Michx.) Greene and Kickxia elatine (L.) Dumort., both of which have demonstrated the ability to overwinter and/or reseed and, therefore, have the potential to remain part of Maine's flora. Herbarium vouchers of both taxa have been deposited in the University of Maine Herbarium (MAINE). In late August of 2012, I observed 48 individuals of Chamaecrista fasciculata (Fabaceae) growing adjacent to a public, paved trail for non-motorized recreation in Farmingdale, Kennebec County, ME, 44.247172N, 269.770835W. This trail extends from Gardiner to Augusta, ME, and was constructed parallel to an existing railroad track, which itself runs parallel to the Kennebec River. As part of post-construction roadside maintenance, a section of earth between Rt. 27 and the trail was reseeded in late fall of 2011 (pers. obs.). It is within this

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