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Latest version published by Biodiversity Data Journal on 10 November 2022 Biodiversity Data Journal

A checklist of the native and naturalized vascular plants found in North America, defined here to comprise Canada, Greenland, the continental United States, and the French Territorial Collectivity of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. The list is based on names that are accepted in the Flora of North America North of Mexico (1993 onwards), but reflects nomenclatural corrections that have been made to the published work.

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Versions

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Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Biodiversity Data Journal. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

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Keywords

Biodiversity; Checklist; North America; Vascular plants

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Authors and Editors of Flora of North America North of Mexico
Contributors
Flora of North America Association
http://floranorthamerica.org

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Geoffrey Levin
President
Flora of North America Association

Who filled in the metadata:

Joel Sachs
Programmer
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Joel Sachs
Programmer
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Curator
James Macklin
Research scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Curator
Geoffrey Levin
President
Flora of North America Association
Geographic Coverage

The checklist covers species, subspecies, and varieties of vascular plants native to or naturalized in North America north of Mexico. This region includes Canada, Greenland, the continental United States, and the French Territorial Collectivity of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.

Bounding Coordinates South West [24.5, -180], North East [90, -11]
Taxonomic Coverage

Vascular plants

Temporal Coverage
Start Date / End Date 1753-01-01 / 2022-12-12
Project Data

Flora of North America (FNA) presents for information on the names, taxonomic relationships, continent-wide distributions, and morphological characteristics of all plants native and naturalized found in North America north of Mexico. The Flora will appear in 30 volumes and will be available in print and on the Web. This checklist contains all names, from both published and yet-to-be published volumes.

Title Flora of North America North of Mexico Vascular Plant Checklist

The personnel involved in the project:

Curator
Geoffrey Levin
Sampling Methods

All species, subspecies, and varieties of vascular plants native to or naturalized in North America north of Mexico

Study Extent North America, defined here to comprise Canada, Greenland, the continental United States, and the French Territorial Collectivity of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.

Method step description:

  1. Treatments are written and reviewed by experts from the systematic botanical community worldwide, and are based on original observations of living and herbarium specimens supplemented by critical review of the literature.
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