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1 March 2005 Floristic Survey of Indian Fort Amphitheater, Berea College Forest, Madison County, Kentucky
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The vascular flora of the 49-year-old Indian Fort amphitheater, Berea College Forest, in Madison County, south-central Kentucky, was surveyed in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2004. Seventy-four species in 55 genera from 30 families were present; 40 species (54.0%) were exotics. Life forms included 39 annual/biennials, 24 perennials, 6 woody vines, and 5 trees. Many taxa were ruderal weeds that had adapted to the open physical features and disturbed environmental conditions of the amphitheater. These plants typically have light-weight fruits and seeds dispersed by wind and water.

Ralph L. Thompson "Floristic Survey of Indian Fort Amphitheater, Berea College Forest, Madison County, Kentucky," Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science 66(1), 35-39, (1 March 2005). https://doi.org/10.3101/1098-7096(2005)66[35:FSOIFA]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 March 2005
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