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Salinity and the small-scale distribution of three barrier island shrubs
Author(s): D. R. Young, D. L. Erickson and S. W. Semones
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Canadian Journal of Botany-Revue Canadienne De Botanique
Article Topic(s): Germination, Stress, Succession
Research Setting(s): Coastal, Laboratory, Wetland
Species Referenced: Iva frutescens (Jesuit's bark),
AbstractExamines the importance of salinity to distribution patterns of Iva frutescens in Virginia. Compared to Baccharis halmifolia and Myrica cerifera, I. frutescens is most tolerant to salinity. Iva frutescens seed germination was less sensitive to salinity than the other two species. These results help explain the distinct distributional zonation of these three shrubs on barrier islands.
Suggested CitationD. R. Young, D. L. Erickson and S. W. Semones. "Salinity and the small-scale distribution of three barrier island shrubs." Canadian Journal of Botany-Revue Canadienne De Botanique 72.9 (1994): 1365-1372.