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GRSM.255
» Citation URL: http://vegbank.org/cite/VB.Ob.3546.GRSM255
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Plot ID Fields: 
Author Plot Code ? GRSM.255
Author Observation Code ? GRSM.255
Location Fields: MAP: Google | Yahoo | TopoZone | MapQuest
Confidentiality Status ? exact location
Latitude ? 35.529008816 º
Longitude ? -83.800848773 º
Author Location ? GRSM -- Ekaneetlah Creek
Location Narrative ? Plot is located about 1/4 mile up Ekaneetlah Creek from the confluence of Ekaneetlah Creek and Big Tommy Branch, in the first cove up the creek. The plot is aboutr 75 meters up in the cove from Ekaneetlah Creek. IT is in the very bottom of the cove and
State or Province ? North Carolina
Country ? United States
Named Places
quadrangle: Cades Cove
area|country|territory: United States
region|state|province: North Carolina
Layout Fields: 
Shape ? Rectangular
Area ? 1000
Permanence ? permanent plot
Environment Fields: 
Elevation ? 990.599998494288 m
Slope Aspect ? 90 º
Slope Gradient ? 10 º
Topographic Position ? Toeslope
Landform ? cove
Landscape Narrative ? Mid sized dead and down timber. High diversity in the canopy, no one dominating. Cove topography but relatively dry allowing for the mix of xeric and mesic species found associated in this cove. The cove vegetation here is similiar to relatively xeric -- Rhododendron and Betula to the south, Gaylussacia/Quercus up slope.
Hydrologic Regime ? Upland
Soil Depth ? 0 m
Percent Bedrock ? 0 %
Percent Rock / Gravel ? 0 %
Percent Wood ? 10 %
Percent Litter ? 0 %
Percent Bare Soil ? 0 %
Percent Water ? 0 %
Percent Other ? 0 %
Methods Fields: 
Project ? Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Observation Start Date ? 05-Aug-1998
Observation End Date ? 05-Aug-1998
Cover Method ? NPS CoverMethod
Stratum Method ? National Park Service
Stem Size Limit ? 10 cm
Taxon Observation Area ? 1000
Cover Dispersion ? contiguous
Overall Taxon Cover Values are Automatically Calculated? ? no
Stem Sample Method ? full census
Plot Quality Fields: 
Effort Level ? Thorough
Floristic Quality ? High but incomplete
Bryophyte Quality ? Very incomplete
Lichen Quality ? Very incomplete
Overall Plot Vegetation Fields: 
--no data--
Misc Fields: 
--no data--
Taxa occurring on this plot-observation
Change plant label:
Change Strata Shown:
ord Author Plant Name ?Original Interpretation, full Scientific Name ?Original Interpretation, Scientific Name without authors ?Original Interpretation, Common Name ?Original Interpretation, USDA Code ?Current Interpretation, full Scientific Name ?Current Interpretation, Scientific Name without authors ?Current Interpretation, Common Name ?Current Interpretation, USDA Code ? Stratum ?Cover ?Original Cover Code ?Basal Area ?Biomass ?Inference Area ? Stems: Stem Diameters (graphically):
1 Acer saccharum Marsh. Acer saccharum Marsh. Acer saccharum Acer saccharum Marsh. **   Acer saccharum Marsh. **   Acer saccharum Marsh. Acer saccharum Acer saccharum Marsh. **   Acer saccharum Marsh. **   Canopy
17.5 %
        -none-
2 Magnolia acuminata (L.) L. Magnolia acuminata (L.) L. Magnolia acuminata Magnolia acuminata (L.) L. **   Magnolia acuminata (L.) L. **   Magnolia acuminata (L.) L. Magnolia acuminata Magnolia acuminata (L.) L. **   Magnolia acuminata (L.) L. **   Canopy
17.5 %
        -none-
3 Quercus rubra L. Quercus rubra L. Quercus rubra Quercus rubra L. **   Quercus rubra L. **   Quercus rubra L. Quercus rubra Quercus rubra L. **   Quercus rubra L. **   Canopy
17.5 %
        -none-
4 Tilia americana L. var. heterophylla (Vent.) Loud. Tilia americana L. var. heterophylla (Vent.) Loud. Tilia americana var. heterophylla Tilia americana L. var. heterophylla (Vent.) Loud. **   Tilia americana L. var. heterophylla (Vent.) Loud. **   Tilia americana L. var. heterophylla (Vent.) Loud. Tilia americana var. heterophylla Tilia americana L. var. heterophylla (Vent.) Loud. **   Tilia americana L. var. heterophylla (Vent.) Loud. **   Canopy
17.5 %
        -none-
5 Quercus alba L. Quercus alba L. Quercus alba Quercus alba L. **   Quercus alba L. **   Quercus alba L. Quercus alba Quercus alba L. **   Quercus alba L. **   Canopy
17.5 %
        -none-
6 Acer rubrum L. Acer rubrum L. Acer rubrum Acer rubrum L. **   Acer rubrum L. **   Acer rubrum L. Acer rubrum Acer rubrum L. **   Acer rubrum L. **   Sub-Canopy
17.5 %
        -none-
7 Betula lenta L. Betula lenta L. Betula lenta Betula lenta L. **   Betula lenta L. **   Betula lenta L. Betula lenta Betula lenta L. **   Betula lenta L. **   Sub-Canopy
7.5 %
        -none-
8 Halesia tetraptera Ellis var. monticola (Rehd.) Reveal & Seldin Halesia tetraptera Ellis var. monticola (Rehd.) Reveal & Seldin Halesia tetraptera var. monticola Halesia tetraptera Ellis var. monticola (Rehd.) Reveal & Seldin **   Halesia tetraptera Ellis var. monticola (Rehd.) Reveal & Seldin **   Halesia tetraptera Ellis var. monticola (Rehd.) Reveal & Seldin Halesia tetraptera var. monticola Halesia tetraptera Ellis var. monticola (Rehd.) Reveal & Seldin **   Halesia tetraptera Ellis var. monticola (Rehd.) Reveal & Seldin **   Sub-Canopy
3.5 %
        -none-
9 Thelypteris noveboracensis (L.) Nieuwl. Thelypteris noveboracensis (L.) Nieuwl. Thelypteris noveboracensis Thelypteris noveboracensis (L.) Nieuwl. **   Thelypteris noveboracensis (L.) Nieuwl. **   Thelypteris noveboracensis (L.) Nieuwl. Thelypteris noveboracensis Thelypteris noveboracensis (L.) Nieuwl. **   Thelypteris noveboracensis (L.) Nieuwl. **   Herbaceous
37.5 %
04       -none-
10 Solidago caesia L. var. curtisii (Torr. & Gray) Wood Solidago caesia L. var. curtisii (Torr. & Gray) Wood Solidago caesia var. curtisii Solidago caesia L. var. curtisii (Torr. & Gray) Wood **   Solidago caesia L. var. curtisii (Torr. & Gray) Wood **   Solidago caesia L. var. curtisii (Torr. & Gray) Wood Solidago caesia var. curtisii Solidago caesia L. var. curtisii (Torr. & Gray) Wood **   Solidago caesia L. var. curtisii (Torr. & Gray) Wood **   Herbaceous
3.5 %
        -none-
11 Collinsonia canadensis L. Collinsonia canadensis L. Collinsonia canadensis Collinsonia canadensis L. **   Collinsonia canadensis L. **   Collinsonia canadensis L. Collinsonia canadensis Collinsonia canadensis L. **   Collinsonia canadensis L. **   Herbaceous
3.5 %
        -none-
12 Aster divaricatus L. Aster divaricatus L. Aster divaricatus Aster divaricatus L. **   Aster divaricatus L. **   Aster divaricatus L. Aster divaricatus Aster divaricatus L. **   Aster divaricatus L. **   Herbaceous
3.5 %
        -none-
13 Tradescantia subaspera Ker-Gawl. Tradescantia subaspera Ker-Gawl. Tradescantia subaspera Tradescantia subaspera Ker-Gawl. **   Tradescantia subaspera Ker-Gawl. **   Tradescantia subaspera Ker-Gawl. Tradescantia subaspera Tradescantia subaspera Ker-Gawl. **   Tradescantia subaspera Ker-Gawl. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
14 Trillium L. Trillium L. Trillium Trillium L. **   Trillium L. **   Trillium L. Trillium Trillium L. **   Trillium L. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
15 Viola blanda Willd. Viola blanda Willd. Viola blanda Viola blanda Willd. **   Viola blanda Willd. **   Viola blanda Willd. Viola blanda Viola blanda Willd. **   Viola blanda Willd. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
16 Disporum maculatum (Buckl.) Britt. Disporum maculatum (Buckl.) Britt. Disporum maculatum Disporum maculatum (Buckl.) Britt. **   Disporum maculatum (Buckl.) Britt. **   Disporum maculatum (Buckl.) Britt. Disporum maculatum Disporum maculatum (Buckl.) Britt. **   Disporum maculatum (Buckl.) Britt. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
17 Uvularia perfoliata L. Uvularia perfoliata L. Uvularia perfoliata Uvularia perfoliata L. **   Uvularia perfoliata L. **   Uvularia perfoliata L. Uvularia perfoliata Uvularia perfoliata L. **   Uvularia perfoliata L. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
18 Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx. Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx. Caulophyllum thalictroides Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx. **   Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx. **   Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx. Caulophyllum thalictroides Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx. **   Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
19 Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth ssp. asplenioides (Michx.) Hultén Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth ssp. asplenioides (Michx.) Hultén Athyrium filix-femina ssp. asplenioides Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth ssp. asplenioides (Michx.) Hultén **   Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth ssp. asplenioides (Michx.) Hultén **   Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth ssp. asplenioides (Michx.) Hultén Athyrium filix-femina ssp. asplenioides Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth ssp. asplenioides (Michx.) Hultén **   Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth ssp. asplenioides (Michx.) Hultén **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
20 Anemone quinquefolia L. Anemone quinquefolia L. Anemone quinquefolia Anemone quinquefolia L. **   Anemone quinquefolia L. **   Anemone quinquefolia L. Anemone quinquefolia Anemone quinquefolia L. **   Anemone quinquefolia L. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
21 Stellaria pubera Michx. Stellaria pubera Michx. Stellaria pubera Stellaria pubera Michx. **   Stellaria pubera Michx. **   Stellaria pubera Michx. Stellaria pubera Stellaria pubera Michx. **   Stellaria pubera Michx. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
22 Aster macrophyllus L. Aster macrophyllus L. Aster macrophyllus Aster macrophyllus L. **   Aster macrophyllus L. **   Aster macrophyllus L. Aster macrophyllus Aster macrophyllus L. **   Aster macrophyllus L. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
23 Osmunda cinnamomea L. Osmunda cinnamomea L. Osmunda cinnamomea Osmunda cinnamomea L. **   Osmunda cinnamomea L. **   Osmunda cinnamomea L. Osmunda cinnamomea Osmunda cinnamomea L. **   Osmunda cinnamomea L. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
24 Maianthemum racemosum (L.) Link Maianthemum racemosum (L.) Link Maianthemum racemosum Maianthemum racemosum (L.) Link **   Maianthemum racemosum (L.) Link **   Maianthemum racemosum (L.) Link Maianthemum racemosum Maianthemum racemosum (L.) Link **   Maianthemum racemosum (L.) Link **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
25 Laportea canadensis (L.) Weddell Laportea canadensis (L.) Weddell Laportea canadensis Laportea canadensis (L.) Weddell **   Laportea canadensis (L.) Weddell **   Laportea canadensis (L.) Weddell Laportea canadensis Laportea canadensis (L.) Weddell **   Laportea canadensis (L.) Weddell **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
26 Phegopteris hexagonoptera (Michx.) Fée Phegopteris hexagonoptera (Michx.) Fée Phegopteris hexagonoptera Phegopteris hexagonoptera (Michx.) Fée **   Phegopteris hexagonoptera (Michx.) Fée **   Phegopteris hexagonoptera (Michx.) Fée Phegopteris hexagonoptera Phegopteris hexagonoptera (Michx.) Fée **   Phegopteris hexagonoptera (Michx.) Fée **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
27 Hydrangea arborescens L. Hydrangea arborescens L. Hydrangea arborescens Hydrangea arborescens L. **   Hydrangea arborescens L. **   Hydrangea arborescens L. Hydrangea arborescens Hydrangea arborescens L. **   Hydrangea arborescens L. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
28 Polystichum acrostichoides (Michx.) Schott Polystichum acrostichoides (Michx.) Schott Polystichum acrostichoides Polystichum acrostichoides (Michx.) Schott **   Polystichum acrostichoides (Michx.) Schott **   Polystichum acrostichoides (Michx.) Schott Polystichum acrostichoides Polystichum acrostichoides (Michx.) Schott **   Polystichum acrostichoides (Michx.) Schott **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
29 Geranium maculatum L. Geranium maculatum L. Geranium maculatum Geranium maculatum L. **   Geranium maculatum L. **   Geranium maculatum L. Geranium maculatum Geranium maculatum L. **   Geranium maculatum L. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
30 Agrostis L. Agrostis L. Agrostis Agrostis L. **   Agrostis L. **   Agrostis L. Agrostis Agrostis L. **   Agrostis L. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
31 Tiarella cordifolia L. Tiarella cordifolia L. Tiarella cordifolia Tiarella cordifolia L. **   Tiarella cordifolia L. **   Tiarella cordifolia L. Tiarella cordifolia Tiarella cordifolia L. **   Tiarella cordifolia L. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
32 Thalictrum thalictroides (L.) Eames & Boivin Thalictrum thalictroides (L.) Eames & Boivin Thalictrum thalictroides Thalictrum thalictroides (L.) Eames & Boivin **   Thalictrum thalictroides (L.) Eames & Boivin **   Thalictrum thalictroides (L.) Eames & Boivin Thalictrum thalictroides Thalictrum thalictroides (L.) Eames & Boivin **   Thalictrum thalictroides (L.) Eames & Boivin **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
33 Galium lanceolatum Torr. Galium lanceolatum Torr. Galium lanceolatum Galium lanceolatum Torr. **   Galium lanceolatum Torr. **   Galium lanceolatum Torr. Galium lanceolatum Galium lanceolatum Torr. **   Galium lanceolatum Torr. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
34 Eupatorium purpureum L. Eupatorium purpureum L. Eupatorium purpureum Eupatorium purpureum L. **   Eupatorium purpureum L. **   Eupatorium purpureum L. Eupatorium purpureum Eupatorium purpureum L. **   Eupatorium purpureum L. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
35 Dioscorea quaternata J.F. Gmel. Dioscorea quaternata J.F. Gmel. Dioscorea quaternata Dioscorea quaternata J.F. Gmel. **   Dioscorea quaternata J.F. Gmel. **   Dioscorea quaternata J.F. Gmel. Dioscorea quaternata Dioscorea quaternata J.F. Gmel. **   Dioscorea quaternata J.F. Gmel. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
36 Brachyelytrum erectum (Schreb. ex Spreng.) Beauv. Brachyelytrum erectum (Schreb. ex Spreng.) Beauv. Brachyelytrum erectum Brachyelytrum erectum (Schreb. ex Spreng.) Beauv. **   Brachyelytrum erectum (Schreb. ex Spreng.) Beauv. **   Brachyelytrum erectum (Schreb. ex Spreng.) Beauv. Brachyelytrum erectum Brachyelytrum erectum (Schreb. ex Spreng.) Beauv. **   Brachyelytrum erectum (Schreb. ex Spreng.) Beauv. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
37 Amelanchier laevis Wieg. Amelanchier laevis Wieg. Amelanchier laevis Amelanchier laevis Wieg. **   Amelanchier laevis Wieg. **   Amelanchier laevis Wieg. Amelanchier laevis Amelanchier laevis Wieg. **   Amelanchier laevis Wieg. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
38 Acer pensylvanicum L. Acer pensylvanicum L. Acer pensylvanicum Acer pensylvanicum L. **   Acer pensylvanicum L. **   Acer pensylvanicum L. Acer pensylvanicum Acer pensylvanicum L. **   Acer pensylvanicum L. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
39 Viola cucullata Ait. Viola cucullata Ait. Viola cucullata Viola cucullata Ait. **   Viola cucullata Ait. **   Viola cucullata Ait. Viola cucullata Viola cucullata Ait. **   Viola cucullata Ait. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
40 Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch. Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch. Parthenocissus quinquefolia Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch. **   Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch. **   Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch. Parthenocissus quinquefolia Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch. **   Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
41 Actaea pachypoda Ell. Actaea pachypoda Ell. Actaea pachypoda Actaea pachypoda Ell. **   Actaea pachypoda Ell. **   Actaea pachypoda Ell. Actaea pachypoda Actaea pachypoda Ell. **   Actaea pachypoda Ell. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
42 Sanicula L. Sanicula L. Sanicula Sanicula L. **   Sanicula L. **   Sanicula L. Sanicula Sanicula L. **   Sanicula L. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
43 Pycnanthemum Michx. Pycnanthemum Michx. Pycnanthemum Pycnanthemum Michx. **   Pycnanthemum Michx. **   Pycnanthemum Michx. Pycnanthemum Pycnanthemum Michx. **   Pycnanthemum Michx. **   Herbaceous
0.05 %
        -none-
44 Pyrularia pubera Michx. Pyrularia pubera Michx. Pyrularia pubera Pyrularia pubera Michx. **   Pyrularia pubera Michx. **   Pyrularia pubera Michx. Pyrularia pubera Pyrularia pubera Michx. **   Pyrularia pubera Michx. **   Short Shrub
1.5 %
        -none-
45 Fraxinus americana L. Fraxinus americana L. Fraxinus americana Fraxinus americana L. **   Fraxinus americana L. **   Fraxinus americana L. Fraxinus americana Fraxinus americana L. **   Fraxinus americana L. **   Short Shrub
0.55 %
        -none-
46 Ilex montana Torr. & Gray ex Gray Ilex montana Torr. & Gray ex Gray Ilex montana Ilex montana Torr. & Gray ex Gray **   Ilex montana Torr. & Gray ex Gray **   Ilex montana Torr. & Gray ex Gray Ilex montana Ilex montana Torr. & Gray ex Gray **   Ilex montana Torr. & Gray ex Gray **   Tall Shrub
3.5 %
        -none-
47 Hamamelis virginiana L. Hamamelis virginiana L. Hamamelis virginiana Hamamelis virginiana L. **   Hamamelis virginiana L. **   Hamamelis virginiana L. Hamamelis virginiana Hamamelis virginiana L. **   Hamamelis virginiana L. **   Tall Shrub
1.5 %
        -none-
48 Rhododendron maximum L. Rhododendron maximum L. Rhododendron maximum Rhododendron maximum L. **   Rhododendron maximum L. **   Rhododendron maximum L. Rhododendron maximum Rhododendron maximum L. **   Rhododendron maximum L. **   Tall Shrub
1.5 %
        -none-
49 Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr. Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr. Tsuga canadensis Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr. **   Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr. **   Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr. Tsuga canadensis Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr. **   Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr. **   Tall Shrub
1.5 %
        -none-
50 Betula alleghaniensis Britt. Betula alleghaniensis Britt. Betula alleghaniensis Betula alleghaniensis Britt. **   Betula alleghaniensis Britt. **   Betula alleghaniensis Britt. Betula alleghaniensis Betula alleghaniensis Britt. **   Betula alleghaniensis Britt. **   Tall Shrub
1.5 %
        -none-
This table is SORTABLE. Click the headers to sort ascending and descending.

Stratum Definitions:
Stratum Type ?Stratum Base ?Stratum Height ?Stratum Cover ?
Canopy 20 m 35 m 70 %
Dwarf Shrub     0 %
Emergent     0 %
Epiphyte     0 %
Herbaceous   0.5 m 50 %
Nonvascular     0 %
Short Shrub     0 %
Sub-Canopy 10 m 15 m 50 %
Tall Shrub     0 %
Vine/Liana     0 %
This table is SORTABLE. Click the headers to sort ascending and descending.
Observation Contributors:
Party ?Role ?
Zartman, Charles Co-PI
Merrick Field assistant
Patterson, Karen PI
Community Classification:
More Classification Start Date ? Community AssignmentsContributors
Details 17-Mar-2005
Community Concept ?Class Fit ?Class Confidence ?Typal ?
Quercus rubra - Tilia americana var. heterophylla - Halesia tetraptera var. monticola / Collinsonia canadensis - Tradescantia subaspera Forest     no  
Lee, Michael
Details 01-Apr-1999
Community Concept ?Class Fit ?Class Confidence ?Typal ?
CEGL007878     no
Patterson, Karen


User Defined Values
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