Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Semester of Degree Completion


Thesis Director

John E. Ebinger


A two year inventory of the flora of Crawford County resulted in a collection of 809 species and has brought the present known vegetation to 918 species encompasing 470 genera in 127 families. A total of 388 species not previously reported were either collected during this study or previously deposited within the herbarium of Eastern Illinois University. An annotated checklist of each species is given followed by a brief note concerning the habitat in which it was collected, the collector's initials, and collecting number. During the search for these specimens a number of interesting natural areas were noted. An account is given of ten of these areas concerning their location, general habitat, dominant vegetation, and any rare or unusual species. A very brief history of the county is also given.