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Absarokas, Southeastern

Rob S. Kirkpatrick

Inventory dates: 1983, 1984

Thesis: Kirkpatrick, R. S. 1987. A Flora of the Southeastern Absarokas, Wyoming, ix + 166 pp.

This represents the thesis project by Robert S. Kirkpatrick. Fieldwork was conducted during the summers of 1983 and 1984. The area encompassed included DuNoir and Owl creeks, East Fork Wind, the South Fork Shoshone, Wood, and Greybull rivers, Carter Mountain, and Francs Peak (Park County) for a total of 1,636 mi2 ranging in elevation from 6,500 to 13,140 feet. Collected were 10,500 specimens documenting 915 unique taxa. Cymopterus evertii and Ipomopsis spicata var. orchidacea were described new to science. Species of conservation concern were numerous. Also vouchered were an unknown number of exotics including noxious weeds. Funding was provided by the Shoshone National Forest, L. O. Williams, and the University of Wyoming.

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1636 mi.2
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