Vascular Plants of Southeastern Oklahoma From the Sans Bois to the Kiamichi Mountains

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Francis Hobart Means, Jr.


The author grew up in the prairie region of Kay County where he learned to appreciate proper management of the soil and the native grass flora. After graduation from college, he moved to Eastern Oklahoma State College where he took a position as Instructor in Botany and Agronomy. In the  course of conducting botany field trips and working with local residents on their plant problems, the author became increasingly interested in the flora of that area and of the State of Oklahoma. This led to an extensive study of the northern portion of the Oauchita Highlands with collections currently numbering approximately 4,200. The specimens have been processed  according to standard herbarium procedures. The first set has been placed in the Herbarium of Oklahoma State University with the second set going to Eastern Oklahoma State College at Wilburton.

Editor’s note: The original species list included habitat characteristics and collection notes. These are omitted here but are available in the  dissertation housed at the Edmon-Low Library at OSU or in digital form by request to the editor.

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