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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
region|state|province: North Carolina
area|country|territory: United States
quadrangle: Cades Cove
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: 
Observation Start Date ? 05-Aug-1998
Observation End Date ? 05-Aug-1998
Project ? Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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
Plot Validation Level ? (2) classification plot: sufficient for inclusion in a classification revision
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
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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 Tilia americana L. var. heterophylla (Vent.) Loud. Tilia americana L. var. heterophylla (Vent.) Loud. Tilia americana var. heterophylla American basswood Tilia americana L. var. heterophylla (Vent.) Loud. **   Tilia americana L. var. heterophylla (Vent.) Loud. Tilia americana var. heterophylla American basswood Tilia americana L. var. heterophylla (Vent.) Loud. **   Canopy
17.5 %
03       -none-
2 Magnolia acuminata (L.) L. Magnolia acuminata (L.) L. Magnolia acuminata cucumber-tree Magnolia acuminata (L.) L. **   Magnolia acuminata (L.) L. Magnolia acuminata cucumber-tree Magnolia acuminata (L.) L. **   Canopy
17.5 %
03       -none-
3 Acer saccharum Marsh. Acer saccharum Marsh. Acer saccharum sugar maple Acer saccharum Marsh. **   Acer saccharum Marsh. Acer saccharum sugar maple Acer saccharum Marsh. **   Canopy
17.5 %
03       -none-
4 Quercus rubra L. Quercus rubra L. Quercus rubra northern red oak Quercus rubra L. **   Quercus rubra L. Quercus rubra northern red oak Quercus rubra L. **   Canopy
17.5 %
03       -none-
5 Quercus alba L. Quercus alba L. Quercus alba white oak Quercus alba L. **   Quercus alba L. Quercus alba white oak Quercus alba L. **   Canopy
17.5 %
03       -none-
6 Acer rubrum L. Acer rubrum L. Acer rubrum red maple Acer rubrum L. **   Acer rubrum L. Acer rubrum red maple Acer rubrum L. **   Sub-Canopy
17.5 %
03       -none-
7 Betula lenta L. Betula lenta L. Betula lenta sweet birch Betula lenta L. **   Betula lenta L. Betula lenta sweet birch Betula lenta L. **   Sub-Canopy
7.5 %
03       -none-
8 Halesia tetraptera Ellis var. monticola (Rehd.) Reveal & Seldin Halesia tetraptera Ellis var. monticola (Rehd.) Reveal & Seldin Halesia tetraptera var. monticola mountain silverbell Halesia tetraptera Ellis var. monticola (Rehd.) Reveal & Seldin **   Halesia tetraptera Ellis var. monticola (Rehd.) Reveal & Seldin Halesia tetraptera var. monticola mountain silverbell Halesia tetraptera Ellis var. monticola (Rehd.) Reveal & Seldin **   Sub-Canopy
3.5 %
02       -none-
9 Thelypteris noveboracensis (L.) Nieuwl. Thelypteris noveboracensis (L.) Nieuwl. Thelypteris noveboracensis New York fern Thelypteris noveboracensis (L.) Nieuwl. **   Thelypteris noveboracensis (L.) Nieuwl. Thelypteris noveboracensis New York fern 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 mountain decumbent goldenrod Solidago caesia L. var. curtisii (Torr. & Gray) Wood **   Solidago caesia L. var. curtisii (Torr. & Gray) Wood Solidago caesia var. curtisii mountain decumbent goldenrod Solidago caesia L. var. curtisii (Torr. & Gray) Wood **   Herbaceous
3.5 %
02       -none-
11 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 %
02       -none-
12 Collinsonia canadensis L. Collinsonia canadensis L. Collinsonia canadensis richweed Collinsonia canadensis L. **   Collinsonia canadensis L. Collinsonia canadensis richweed Collinsonia canadensis L. **   Herbaceous
3.5 %
02       -none-
13 Polystichum acrostichoides (Michx.) Schott Polystichum acrostichoides (Michx.) Schott Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas fern Polystichum acrostichoides (Michx.) Schott **   Polystichum acrostichoides (Michx.) Schott Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas fern Polystichum acrostichoides (Michx.) Schott **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
02       -none-
14 Phegopteris hexagonoptera (Michx.) Fée Phegopteris hexagonoptera (Michx.) Fée Phegopteris hexagonoptera broad beechfern Phegopteris hexagonoptera (Michx.) Fée **   Phegopteris hexagonoptera (Michx.) Fée Phegopteris hexagonoptera broad beechfern Phegopteris hexagonoptera (Michx.) Fée **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
02       -none-
15 Trillium L. Trillium L. Trillium trillium Trillium L. **   Trillium L. Trillium trillium Trillium L. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
02       -none-
16 Uvularia perfoliata L. Uvularia perfoliata L. Uvularia perfoliata perfoliate bellwort Uvularia perfoliata L. **   Uvularia perfoliata L. Uvularia perfoliata perfoliate bellwort Uvularia perfoliata L. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
02       -none-
17 Tradescantia subaspera Ker-Gawl. Tradescantia subaspera Ker-Gawl. Tradescantia subaspera zigzag spiderwort Tradescantia subaspera Ker-Gawl. **   Tradescantia subaspera Ker-Gawl. Tradescantia subaspera zigzag spiderwort Tradescantia subaspera Ker-Gawl. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
02       -none-
18 Osmunda cinnamomea L. Osmunda cinnamomea L. Osmunda cinnamomea cinnamon fern Osmunda cinnamomea L. **   Osmunda cinnamomea L. Osmunda cinnamomea cinnamon fern Osmunda cinnamomea L. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
02       -none-
19 Laportea canadensis (L.) Weddell Laportea canadensis (L.) Weddell Laportea canadensis Canadian woodnettle Laportea canadensis (L.) Weddell **   Laportea canadensis (L.) Weddell Laportea canadensis Canadian woodnettle Laportea canadensis (L.) Weddell **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
02       -none-
20 Geranium maculatum L. Geranium maculatum L. Geranium maculatum spotted geranium Geranium maculatum L. **   Geranium maculatum L. Geranium maculatum spotted geranium Geranium maculatum L. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
02       -none-
21 Disporum maculatum (Buckl.) Britt. Disporum maculatum (Buckl.) Britt. Disporum maculatum yellow mandarin Disporum maculatum (Buckl.) Britt. **   Disporum maculatum (Buckl.) Britt. Disporum maculatum yellow mandarin Disporum maculatum (Buckl.) Britt. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
02       -none-
22 Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx. Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx. Caulophyllum thalictroides blue cohosh Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx. **   Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx. Caulophyllum thalictroides blue cohosh Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
02       -none-
23 Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth ssp. asplenioides (Michx.) Hultén Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth ssp. asplenioides (Michx.) Hultén Athyrium filix-femina ssp. asplenioides asplenium ladyfern Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth ssp. asplenioides (Michx.) Hultén **   Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth ssp. asplenioides (Michx.) Hultén Athyrium filix-femina ssp. asplenioides asplenium ladyfern Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth ssp. asplenioides (Michx.) Hultén **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
02       -none-
24 Anemone quinquefolia L. Anemone quinquefolia L. Anemone quinquefolia nightcaps Anemone quinquefolia L. **   Anemone quinquefolia L. Anemone quinquefolia nightcaps Anemone quinquefolia L. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
02       -none-
25 Maianthemum racemosum (L.) Link Maianthemum racemosum (L.) Link Maianthemum racemosum feathery false lily of the vally Maianthemum racemosum (L.) Link **   Maianthemum racemosum (L.) Link Maianthemum racemosum feathery false lily of the vally Maianthemum racemosum (L.) Link **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
02       -none-
26 Stellaria pubera Michx. Stellaria pubera Michx. Stellaria pubera star chickweed Stellaria pubera Michx. **   Stellaria pubera Michx. Stellaria pubera star chickweed Stellaria pubera Michx. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
02       -none-
27 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 %
02       -none-
28 Hydrangea arborescens L. Hydrangea arborescens L. Hydrangea arborescens wild hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens L. **   Hydrangea arborescens L. Hydrangea arborescens wild hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens L. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
02       -none-
29 Viola blanda Willd. Viola blanda Willd. Viola blanda sweet white violet Viola blanda Willd. **   Viola blanda Willd. Viola blanda sweet white violet Viola blanda Willd. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
02       -none-
30 Galium lanceolatum Torr. Galium lanceolatum Torr. Galium lanceolatum lanceleaf wild licorice Galium lanceolatum Torr. **   Galium lanceolatum Torr. Galium lanceolatum lanceleaf wild licorice Galium lanceolatum Torr. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
01       -none-
31 Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch. Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch. Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch. **   Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch. Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
01       -none-
32 Brachyelytrum erectum (Schreb. ex Spreng.) Beauv. Brachyelytrum erectum (Schreb. ex Spreng.) Beauv. Brachyelytrum erectum bearded shorthusk Brachyelytrum erectum (Schreb. ex Spreng.) Beauv. **   Brachyelytrum erectum (Schreb. ex Spreng.) Beauv. Brachyelytrum erectum bearded shorthusk Brachyelytrum erectum (Schreb. ex Spreng.) Beauv. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
01       -none-
33 Dioscorea quaternata J.F. Gmel. Dioscorea quaternata J.F. Gmel. Dioscorea quaternata fourleaf yam Dioscorea quaternata J.F. Gmel. **   Dioscorea quaternata J.F. Gmel. Dioscorea quaternata fourleaf yam Dioscorea quaternata J.F. Gmel. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
01       -none-
34 Acer pensylvanicum L. Acer pensylvanicum L. Acer pensylvanicum striped maple Acer pensylvanicum L. **   Acer pensylvanicum L. Acer pensylvanicum striped maple Acer pensylvanicum L. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
01       -none-
35 Viola cucullata Ait. Viola cucullata Ait. Viola cucullata marsh blue violet Viola cucullata Ait. **   Viola cucullata Ait. Viola cucullata marsh blue violet Viola cucullata Ait. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
01       -none-
36 Amelanchier laevis Wieg. Amelanchier laevis Wieg. Amelanchier laevis Allegheny serviceberry Amelanchier laevis Wieg. **   Amelanchier laevis Wieg. Amelanchier laevis Allegheny serviceberry Amelanchier laevis Wieg. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
01       -none-
37 Sanicula L. Sanicula L. Sanicula sanicle Sanicula L. **   Sanicula L. Sanicula sanicle Sanicula L. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
01       -none-
38 Tiarella cordifolia L. Tiarella cordifolia L. Tiarella cordifolia heartleaf foamflower Tiarella cordifolia L. **   Tiarella cordifolia L. Tiarella cordifolia heartleaf foamflower Tiarella cordifolia L. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
01       -none-
39 Actaea pachypoda Ell. Actaea pachypoda Ell. Actaea pachypoda white baneberry Actaea pachypoda Ell. **   Actaea pachypoda Ell. Actaea pachypoda white baneberry Actaea pachypoda Ell. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
01       -none-
40 Thalictrum thalictroides (L.) Eames & Boivin Thalictrum thalictroides (L.) Eames & Boivin Thalictrum thalictroides rue anemone Thalictrum thalictroides (L.) Eames & Boivin **   Thalictrum thalictroides (L.) Eames & Boivin Thalictrum thalictroides rue anemone Thalictrum thalictroides (L.) Eames & Boivin **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
01       -none-
41 Agrostis L. Agrostis L. Agrostis bentgrass Agrostis L. **   Agrostis L. Agrostis bentgrass Agrostis L. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
01       -none-
42 Eupatorium purpureum L. Eupatorium purpureum L. Eupatorium purpureum sweetscented joepyeweed Eupatorium purpureum L. **   Eupatorium purpureum L. Eupatorium purpureum sweetscented joepyeweed Eupatorium purpureum L. **   Herbaceous
0.55 %
01       -none-
43 Pycnanthemum Michx. Pycnanthemum Michx. Pycnanthemum mountainmint Pycnanthemum Michx. **   Pycnanthemum Michx. Pycnanthemum mountainmint Pycnanthemum Michx. **   Herbaceous
0.05 %
01       -none-
44 Pyrularia pubera Michx. Pyrularia pubera Michx. Pyrularia pubera buffalo nut Pyrularia pubera Michx. **   Pyrularia pubera Michx. Pyrularia pubera buffalo nut Pyrularia pubera Michx. **   Short Shrub
1.5 %
02       -none-
45 Fraxinus americana L. Fraxinus americana L. Fraxinus americana white ash Fraxinus americana L. **   Fraxinus americana L. Fraxinus americana white ash Fraxinus americana L. **   Short Shrub
0.55 %
01       -none-
46 Ilex montana Torr. & Gray ex Gray Ilex montana Torr. & Gray ex Gray Ilex montana mountain holly Ilex montana Torr. & Gray ex Gray **   Ilex montana Torr. & Gray ex Gray Ilex montana mountain holly Ilex montana Torr. & Gray ex Gray **   Tall Shrub
3.5 %
02       -none-
47 Rhododendron maximum L. Rhododendron maximum L. Rhododendron maximum great laurel Rhododendron maximum L. **   Rhododendron maximum L. Rhododendron maximum great laurel Rhododendron maximum L. **   Tall Shrub
1.5 %
02       -none-
48 Hamamelis virginiana L. Hamamelis virginiana L. Hamamelis virginiana American witchhazel Hamamelis virginiana L. **   Hamamelis virginiana L. Hamamelis virginiana American witchhazel Hamamelis virginiana L. **   Tall Shrub
1.5 %
02       -none-
49 Betula alleghaniensis Britt. Betula alleghaniensis Britt. Betula alleghaniensis yellow birch Betula alleghaniensis Britt. **   Betula alleghaniensis Britt. Betula alleghaniensis yellow birch Betula alleghaniensis Britt. **   Tall Shrub
1.5 %
02       -none-
50 Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr. Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr. Tsuga canadensis eastern hemlock Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr. **   Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr. Tsuga canadensis eastern hemlock Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr. **   Tall Shrub
1.5 %
02       -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 ?
Patterson, Karen PI
Merrick Field assistant
Zartman, Charles Co-PI
Community Classification:
More Classification Start Date ? Community AssignmentsContributors
Details 17-Mar-2005
Community Concept ?Class Fit ?Class Confidence ?Community Authority Reference ?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 ?Community Authority Reference ?Typal ?
CEGL007878       no
Patterson, Karen


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