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Effects of Fire on Plant Community Composition of North Florida Second Growth Pineland

Author(s): D. W. Mehlman

Year: 1992

Journal: Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club
Volume: 119
Issue: 4
Pages: 376-383

Article Topic(s): Disturbance, Succession
Research Setting(s): Upland,Pine

Species Referenced: Ageratina aromatica (Lesser snakeroot), Andropogon virginicus (Broomsedge), Chrysopsis mariana (Maryland goldenaster), Elephantopus elatus (Tall elephant's-foot), Gelsemium sempervirens (Carolina jessamine), Helianthus angustifolius (Swamp sunflower), Hypericum hypericoides (St. andrew's-cross), Panicum anceps (Beaked panicgrass ), Solidago canadensis (Canada goldenrod), Solidago odora (Anisescented goldenrod),


This study is an early report of a 75 year study on the effect of fire interval on community structure in upland pinelands in North Florida. An experimental chronosequence of fire frequencies was established. Ageratina aromatica abundance was found to be highly correlated with lower occurrence of fire (1-3 fire in 13 years).

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D. W. Mehlman. "Effects of Fire on Plant Community Composition of North Florida Second Growth Pineland." Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 119.4 (1992): 376-383.

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