Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Kenneth Nicely, Gary Dillard, Joe Winstead

Degree Program

Department of Biology

Degree Type

Master of Science


A floristic survey was made of the vascular plants of Barren County, Kentucky. A total of 1190 specimens were collected which represent 603 species, 351 genera and 103 families.

The Asteraceae had the largest number of species of any family, a total of 85. The next largest families were Poaceae and Fabaceae, with 54 and 35 species, respectively. The genus Carex was represented by 24 species, the largest number for any genus.

A description and discussion of the vascular flora of specific sites as well as the county in general is given. An annotated list of species is also presented.


Biology | Botany | Life Sciences | Plant Sciences