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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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]|
|Start Date / End Date||1753-01-01 / 2022-12-12|
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|
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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.|
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- 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.