Plant communities of Inwood Hill Park, New York County, New York.

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Distribution of forest, successional field, salt marsh, and lawn communities are presented in a map. Forest vegetation was divided into valley, slope, north-facing, and successional. Since 1940, 6 salt marshes have grown, dominated by Spartina alterniflora and Iva frutescens. Natural soils are acid while fill soil pH is near neutral; both are low in K, P, and nitrates. High densities of non-native ground cover species and elevated soil nutrient values in soil samples were evidence of previous cultivation in the successional field community. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-52
Number of pages7
JournalBulletin - Torrey Botanical Club
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Plant Science


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