Vascular Plant Research

a black and white photo of a group of flowers shaped like dance slippers
A photo of a pink lady slipper growing in Acadia National Park from the park's digital archives

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Rand and Redfield (1894) conducted a complete floristic inventory on Mount Desert Island, a culmination of 15 seasons of field work involving many botanists. Davis (1961) studied the spruce-fir forests of the coast of Maine from 1958-1960, including 6 stands in Acadia National Park. He included a description, synthesis of data collected, and qualitative observations for each stand as well as quantitative tree data. Wise (1970) conducted a 2-year (1968-1969) field inventory of Isle au Haut’s flora and notes 724 plant species on the island.

For more research on plants, check out our pests, diseases, & invasive species research page.

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