We conducted a floristic survey of 22 moist soil units at Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge during September and October of 1990. The moist soil units range in size from 0.4 to 9.7 ha and are depressions manipulated to provide food and shelter for waterfowl. In total, 60 taxa representing 24 families and 42 genera were identified and are compiled into an annotated checklist. The flora was dominated by the following families and genera in decreasing order of importance: Asteraceae (Xanthium), Polygonaceae (Polygonum), and Amaranthaceae (Amaranthus). The Poaceae and the Cyperaceae were well represented, but were of lesser importance. Twenty-three of the collections represent new records for Pope County and voucher specimens have been placed in the Arkansas Tech University Herbarium (APCR). The checklist and abundance data will benefit Refuge personnel in management of the units.
Walker, Stephen A. and Johnson, George P.
"Survey and Annotated Checklist of the Later Summer Flora of the Moist Soil Units at Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 45
, Article 34.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol45/iss1/34