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Flora of Washington, D.C. and Vicinity

A Bibliography

by Ryan Shepard

Anonymous. "A botanical trip up the Anacostia," The pastime 3 (1884): 1-2.

Anonymous. "Flora Columbiana," The pastime 3 (1884): 7.

Anonymous. "Ferns of Washington and vicinity," The pastime 3 (1884): 29-30.

Abu-Asab, M. S. et al. "Earlier plant flowering in spring as a response to global warming in the Washington, D.C. area," Biodiversity and conservation 10 (2001): 597-612.

Allard, H.A. "A progeny study of the so-called oak species Quercus saulii, with notes on other probable hybrids found in or near the District of Columbia," Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 59 (1932): 267-277.

Allard, H.A. "Fraxinus nigra in the District of Columbia area and in Virginia," Castanea 10 (1945): 82-87.

Ashe, W.W. "Notes on trees and shrubs in the vicinity of Washington," Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 46 (1919): 221-226.

Baker, Frank P. "Native trees of the National Zoological Park," Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution 1890 (1891): 65-66.

Benedict, J.E. "Ferns of the District of Columbia" (paper presented before the Biological Society of Washington, 1937), Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Records, 1893-1980 and undated, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C.

Blake, Sidney Fay. "The autumn flowers of the District of Columbia and vicinity" (paper presented before the Biological Society of Washington, 1935), Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Records, 1893-1980 and undated, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C.

Blake, Sidney Fay. "Ferns and fern-allies of the District of Columbia," American fern journal 47 (1957): 149-145.

Brereton, John A. "Botany of the District of Columbia," in The Washington Guide: containing an account of the District of Columbia; its capture by the British, in 1814; abstract of the general laws of the corporation ... list of the officers of the corporation ... city post office; rates of postage; and departure and arrival of stages and steamboats; judiciary; list of banks and directors, in Washington and Georgetown; diplomatic and consular agents residing in Washington; botany of the District of Columbia, ed. William Elliot, 123-138. Washington, D.C.: S.A. Elliot, 1822.

Brereton, John A. Florae Columbianae prodromus exhibens enumerationem plantarum quae hactenus exploratae sunt, or a prodromus of the flora Columbiana exhibiting a list of all the plants which have as yet been collected. Washington, D.C.: J. Elliot, 1830.

Brown, Roland William. "Fossil Plants from the District of Columbia and vicinity" (paper presented before the Biological Society of Washington, ca. 1935), Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Records, 1893-1980 and undated, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C.

Choukis-Bradley, Melanie and Polly Alexander. City of trees: the complete field guide to the trees of Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.: Acropolis Books, 1981.

Choukis-Bradley, Melanie and Polly Alexander. City of trees: the complete field guide to the trees of Washington, D.C., rev. ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987.

Coville, Frederick V. and Sidney F. Blake. "Notes on District of Columbia Juncaceae," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 31 (1918): 45-46.

Dix, Ralph L. "Sugar Maple in forest succession at Washington, D.C.," Ecology 38 (1957): 663-665.

Doolittle, M.H. "The American Mistletoe (Phoradendron flavascens)," Field and forest 1 (1876): 66-67. (Notes presence of this plant along Columbia Road NW, and in the vicinity of St. Elizabeth's Hospital.)

Fernow, Bernhard Eduard and George B. Sudworth. Trees of Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.: Bell Lithographing Co., 1891.

Fleming, Cristol et al. Finding wildflowers in the Washington-Baltimore area. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 1995.

Fleming, P. and R. Kanal. "Newly documented species of vascular plants in the District of Columbia," Castanea 57 (1992): 132-146.

Fleming, P. and R. Kanal. "Annotated checklist of vascular plants of Rock Creek Park, National Park Service, Washington, D.C.," Castanea 60 (1995): 283-316.

Freeman, O.M. "Annotated list of the plants growing naturally at the National Arboretum," National Arboretum contribution 1 (1953): pages unknown.

Frye, C.T. and C. Lea. "Atlas and annotated list of Carex (Cyperaceae) of Maryland and the District of Columbia," The Maryland naturalist 44 (2001): 41-108.

Gale, L.D. "On the oaks of the District of Columbia," Proceedings of the National Institute for the Promotion of Science 1 (1855-1856): 67-68.

Godding, Alvah. "Trees indigenous to the District of Columbia and vicinity" (paper presented before the Biological Society of Washington, ca. 1935), Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Records, 1893-1980 and undated, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C.

Greene, Edward L. "Violets of the District of Columbia," Cybele Columbiana 1 (1914): 7-33.

Grimshaw, S. and T.R. Bradley. "The vascular flora of Great Falls National Park, Fairfax County, Virginia," Castanea 38 (1973): 229-261.

Hay, Oliver P. "On the geological age of the Walter Hotel swamp deposit in Washington, D.C., and on the origin and ages of the Coastal Plain terraces in general," Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 14 (1924): 255-264.

Hermann, Frederick J. A checklist of plants in the Washington-Baltimore area. Washington, D.C.: Conference on District Flora, Smithsonian Institution, 1946.

Hicks, Gilbert Henry. "Notes on some plants of the District of Columbia," Asa Gray bulletin 4 (1896): 71-72.

Hitchcock, Albert Spear. "Grasses of the District of Columbia and vicinity" (paper presented before the Biological Society of Washington, ca. 1935), Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Records, 1893-1980 and undated, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C.

Hitchcock, Albert Spear and Paul C. Standley. "Flora of the District of Columbia and vicinity," Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 21 (1919): 1-329.

Holm, Theodor. "Third list of additions to the flora of Washington, D.C.," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 7 (1892): 105-132.

Holm, Theodor. "Fourth list of additions to the flora of Washington, D.C.," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 10 (1896): 29-43.

Holm, Theodor. "Fifth list of additions to the flora of Washington, D.C.," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 14 (1901): 7-22.

House, H.D. "The violets and violet hybrids of the District of Columbia," Rhodora 8 (1906): 117-122.

Hunter, William. "Botany of the Zoological Park," Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution 1890 (1891): 68-72.

Knowlton, Frank Hall. "Additions to the flora of Washington and vicinity from April 1, 1884 to April 1, 1886," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 3 (1886): 106-132.

Knox, Arthur S. "The Walker interglacial swamp, Washington, D.C.," Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 56 (1966): 1-7.

Knox, Arthur S. "Glacial age marsh, Lafayette Park, Washington, D.C.," Science 165 (1969): 795-797.

Krieger, Louis C.C. "A contribution to the knowledge of the fleshy fungi of the District of Columbia and vicinity" (paper presented before the Biological Society of Washington, ca. 1935), Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Records, 1893-1980 and undated, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C.

Lanham, C. The tree system of Washington. Washington, D.C.: Judd & Detweiler, Inc., 1926.

Lehnert, E. "A revision of the musci and hepaticae of Washington and vicinity with numerous additions," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 3 (1886): 110-118.

Lehnert, E. "A list of the lichens of Washington and vicinity," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 3 (1886): 118-127

Leonard, Emery Clarence. "The mosses of the District of Columbia and vicinity" (paper presented before the Biological Society of Washington, ca. 1935), Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Records, 1893-1980 and undated, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C.

Martin, Edwin M. A beginner's guide to wildflowers of the C&O Canal towpath. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1984.

Mattoon, Wilbur Reed and Susan S. Alburtis. Trees of the District of Columbia, including some foreign trees, how to know them, where to find them. Washington, D.C.: American Forestry Association, 1941.

McAtee, Waldo L. and F.P. Metcalf. "Notes on cockleburs (Ambrosiaceae, Xanthium) of the District of Columbia and vicinity," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 33 (1920): 177-180.

McAtee, Waldo L. "Seventh supplement to the Flora of the District of Columbia and vicinity," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 43 (1930): 21-54.

McAtee, Waldo L. "Eighth supplement to the Flora of the District of Columbia and vicinity," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 53 (1940): 135-143.

Miller, Gerrit S., Jr. "The dogbanes of the District of Columbia," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 13 (1899): 79-90.

Miller, Gerrit S., Jr. "The technical names of two dogbanes from the District of Columbia," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 15 (1902): 35-36.

Miller, Gerrit S., Jr. "The species of Geum occurring near Washington, D.C.," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 17 (1904): 101-102.

Norton, J.B.S. The Polygonaceae of the Washington-Baltimore area. Washington, D.C.: Conference on District Flora, Smithsonian Institution, 1942.

Oldberg, Rudolph. "Mosses of the District of Columbia," Field and forest 2 (1877): 118-120.

Oldberg, Rudolph et al. "Addenda to Flora Columbiana," Field and forest 3 (1878): 145.

Pollard, Charles L. "The Nodding Poginia in the vicinity of Washington," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 16 (1903): 127.

Potomac-side Naturalists' Club. Flora Columbiana, or catalogue of plants growing without cultivation, collected by members of the Potomac-side Naturalists' Club, in the District of Columbia and its immediate vicinity. Washington, D.C.: The Columbia Press, 1876.

Redman, D.E. "An annotated list of the ferns and fern allies of Maryland and the District of Columbia," The Maryland naturalist 35 (1991): 15-24.

Reed, Clyde Franklin. "County distribution of the ferns and fern allies in Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia," Bulletin of the Natural History Society of Maryland 13 (1943): 47-54.

Reed, Clyde Franklin. The ferns and fern-allies of Maryland and Delaware, including the District of Columbia. Lancaster: The Science Press, 1953.

Reed, Clyde Franklin. "Orchidaceae in Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia," Castanea 29 (1964): 77-109.

Ricker, Percy Leroy. A list of the vascular plants of the District of Columbia and vicinity prepared for the use of the Botanical Society of Washington. Washington, D.C.: npub, 1906.

Salmons, Sue. (2000) Rock Creek Park invasive non-native plant mitigation program final report. Retreived June 19, 2003 from http://www.nps.gov/rocr/natural/final.htm.

Saul, John A. "Tree culture, or a sketch of nurseries in the District of Columbia," Records of the Columbia Historical Society 10 (1907): 38-62.

Seaman, William H. "Remarks on the flora of the Potomac," Field and forest 1 (1875): 21-25.

Shetler, Stanwyn G. 100 common spring wildflowers of the Washington, D.C. area: selected trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants that bloom before May 15th on the average. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1983.

Shetler, Stanwyn G and S.K. Wiser. "First flowering dates for spring-blooming plants of the Washington, D.C. area for the years from 1970 to 1983," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 100 (1987): 993-1017.

Shetler, Stanwyn G. and Sylvia Stone Orli. Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of the Washington-Baltimore area: Part I. Ferns, Fern Allies, Gymnosperms, and Dicotyledons. Washington, D.C.: Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 2000. [PDF]

Shetler, Stanwyn G. and Sylvia Stone Orli. Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of the Washington - Baltimore Area. Part II. Monocotyledons. Washington, D.C.: Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 2002. [PDF]

Smith, Hugh M. "Notes on collecting botany around Washington," The pastime 3 (1884): 22-23.

Smith, William R. Rambling notes on trees in the streets and elsewhere. Boston: Rockwell & Churchill Press, 1889.

Steele, Edward S. "Sixth list of additions to the flora of Washington, D.C. and vicinity,"Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 14 (1901): 47-86.

Steele, Edward S. "New plants from eastern United States," Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 13 (1911): 359-374.

Steury, B. W. "Noteworthy collections: Maryland, District of Columbia," Castanea 65 (2000): 228-231.

Stevenson, John Albert. "The fungi of the District of Columbia and its environs" (paper presented before the Biological Society of Washington, ca. 1935), Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Records, 1893-1980 and undated, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C.

Steward, K.K. et al. "Hydrilla invades Washington, D.C. and the Potomac," American journal of botany 71 (1984): 162-163.

Terrell, E. E. "Spring flora of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal area, Washington, D.C. to Seneca, Maryland," Castanea 35 (1970): 1-26.

Thomas, Lindsay Kay. Geomorphology and vegetation of Theodore Roosevelt Island. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1963.

Thomas, Lindsay Kay. Periodicity and anthesis on Theodore Roosevelt Island for the year 1962-1963. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1963.

Thomas, Lindsay Kay. The impact of three exotic plant species on a Potomac island. National Park Service scientific monograph series, no. 13. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1980.

Thomas, Lindsay Kay. "Topographic alterations, forest structure, and invasion of English ivy (Hedera helix L.) in Rock Creek floodplain, Washington, D.C.," Natural areas journal 18 (1998): 164-168.

Thomas, L.K., Jr. "Changes in tree species dominance on the Rock Creek floodplain, District of Columbia," Castanea 64 (1999): 268-271.

Vasey, George. "Exotic trees in Washington," Field and forest 1 (1875): 17-19.

Vasey, George. "Rare and noteworthy trees in Washington," Field and forest 1 (1875): 33-37.

Vasey, George. "Carices in Washinton, D.C.," Botanical bulletin 1 (1876): 37.

Vasey, George. "On three hybrid oaks near Washington, D.C.," Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 10 (1883): 25-26.

Waite, Merton B. "Plant ecology of the District of Columbia and vicinity" (paper presented before the Biological Society of Washington, March 24, 1934), Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Records, 1893-1980 and undated, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C.

Ward, Lester F. "Oaks of the Potomac side," Field and forest 1 (1875): 39-42.

Ward, Lester F. "Pinus pungens in the District of Columbia," Field and forest 3 (1877): 53.

Ward, Lester F. Guide to the flora of Washington and vicinity. Bulletin of the U.S. National Museum 21. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1881.

Ward, Lester F. "List of plants added to the flora of Washington from April 1, 1882, to April 1, 1884," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 2 (1884): 84-87.

Ward, Lester F. "Additions to the flora of Washington and vicinity from April 1, 1884, to April 1, 1886," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 3 (1886): 106-110.

Ward Lester F. et al. "Flora Columbiana: A catalogue of the plants growing without cultivation in the District of Columbia," Field and forest 1 (1876): 83-87 & 2 (1876): 13-15, 31-33, 45-46, 61-64, 86-88, 103-105.

Warden, David Baille. "Flora Columbiana," in A chorographical and statistical description of the District of Columbia. Paris: Peters, 1816.

Washington Botanical Society. Flora Columbiensis: or a list of plants found in the District of Columbia; arranged according to the Linnean system under their respective classes and orders, etc., and exhibiting their generally received common names and time of flowering, during the years 1817 and 1818. Washington, D.C.: Washington Botanical Society, 1819.

Wells, E.F. and R.L. Brown. "An annotated checklist of the plants in the forest at historic Mount Vernon, Virginia: A legacy from the past," Castanea 65 (2000): 242-257.

Wells, E.F. and R.L. Brown. "Naturalized alien plant species at Mount Vernon, Virginia," Huntia 11 (2000): 31-53.

Wentworth, Chester K. et al. "The fossil swamp deposit at the Walker Hotel site, Connecticut Avenue and De Sales Street, Washington, D.C.," Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 14 (1924): 1-42.


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