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Table 1 Refined habitat indication scores for herbs and vines encountered at the Tallahatchie Experimental Forest. Nomenclature follows USDA Plants Database.

From: Natural Canopy Damage and the Ecological Restoration of Fire-Indicative Groundcover Vegetation in an Oak-Pine Forest

Species Open habitat indicator score Forest indicator score Severe disturbance indicator score
Acalypha gracilens A. Gray and virginica L. 0.04 −0.36 0.32
Ageratina altissima (L.) R.M. King & H. Rob. −0.43 0.79 −0.36
Agrimonia rostellata Wallr. −0.43 0.80 −0.38
Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. −0.37 −0.40 0.78
Andropogon virginicus L. −0.02 −0.08 0.10
Antennaria plantaginifolia (L.) Richardson −0.38 0.73 −0.36
Aristida longespica Poir. −0.17 −0.20 0.36
Aristida purpurascens Poir. 0.13 −0.21 0.08
Aristolochia serpentaria L. −0.29 0.47 −0.18
Asclepias variegata L. 0.30 −0.23 −0.07
Asplenium platyneuron (L.) Britton, Sterns and Poggenb. −0.01 0.01 0.00
Carex spp. L. NA NA NA
Chasmanthium laxum (L.) Yates −0.05 0.04 0.00
Chasmanthium sessiliflorum (Poir.) Yates −0.27 0.36 −0.09
Chrysopsis mariana (L.) Elliott −0.08 0.15 −0.06
Cirsium carolinianum (Walter) Fernald & B.G. Schub. 0.30 −0.40 0.10
Clitoria mariana L. 0.37 −0.25 −0.12
Conyza canadensis (L.) Cronquist −0.37 −0.40 0.78
Coreopsis major Walter −0.26 0.16 0.10
Cyperus echinatus (L.) Alph. Wood −0.13 −0.13 0.26
Desmodium laevigatum (Nutt.) DC. 0.04 −0.04 0.00
Desmodium nudiflorum (L.) DC. −0.43 0.76 −0.33
Desmodium paniculatum (L.) DC. 0.00 −0.03 0.03
Desmodium rotundifolium DC. 0.06 0.21 −0.27
Desmodium viridiflorum (L.) DC. 0.00 −0.03 0.03
Dichanthelium acuminatum (Sw.) Gould & C.A. Clark var. acuminatum 0.04 −0.12 0.07
Dichanthelium acuminatum (Sw.) Gould & C.A. Clark var. lindheimeri (Nash) Gould & C.A. Clark 0.16 −0.28 0.12
Dichanthelium boscii (Poir.) Gould & C.A. Clark 0.13 0.19 −0.32
Dichanthelium commutatum (Schult.) Gould 0.20 0.13 −0.33
Dichanthelium dichotomum (L.) Gould −0.22 −0.17 0.39
Dichanthelium laxiflorum (Lam.) Gould 0.00 0.15 −0.15
Digitaria filiformis (L.) Koeler 0.02 −0.03 0.01
Dioscorea villosa L. −0.29 0.38 −0.09
Elephantopus tomentosus L. −0.40 0.20 0.21
Erechtites hieraciifolius (L.) Raf. ex DC. −0.32 −0.03 0.35
Eupatorium capillifolium (Lam.) Small −0.22 −0.23 0.45
Eupatorium serotinum Michx. −0.03 −0.02 0.04
Euphorbia corollata L. 0.04 −0.19 0.14
Eurybia hemispherica (Alexander) G.L. Nesom 0.16 −0.21 0.05
Galactia volubilis (L.) Britton 0.09 0.02 −0.11
Galium circaezans Michx. −0.25 0.38 −0.13
Galium pilosum Aiton −0.18 0.10 0.08
Gamochaeta purpurea (L.) Cabrera −0.06 −0.33 0.39
Gentiana villosa L. 0.09 0.02 −0.11
Helianthus hirsutus Raf. −0.05 0.00 0.05
Helianthus microcephalus Torr. & A. Gray 0.06 −0.09 0.03
Heuchera americana L. −0.16 0.28 −0.12
Hieracium gronovii L. −0.08 −0.10 0.19
Houstonia purpurea L. −0.14 0.10 0.04
Hypericum hypericoides (L.) Crantz −0.41 0.77 −0.36
Hypoxis hirsuta (L.) Coville 0.37 −0.16 −0.21
Ionactis linariifolius (L.) Greene 0.22 0.15 −0.37
Lactuca canadensis L. −0.32 −0.03 0.35
Lespedeza hirta (L.) Hornem. 0.17 −0.26 0.09
Lespedeza violacea (L.) Pers. −0.03 −0.07 0.10
Lespedeza procumbens Michx. −0.03 −0.07 0.10
Lespedeza repens (L.) W.P.C. Barton 0.05 −0.05 0.00
Lespedeza virginica (L.) Britton −0.03 −0.07 0.10
Liatris aspera Michx. 0.05 0.20 −0.25
Lonicera japonica Thunb.    0.28
Maianthemum racemosum (L.) Link −0.44 0.81 −0.36
Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) A. Camus    0.12
Mikania scandens (L.) Willd. −0.06 0.18 −0.12
Mimosa quadrivalvis L. 0.06 −0.19 0.13
Monarda fistulosa L. 0.01 0.10 −0.10
Monotropa hypopithys L. −0.41 0.77 −0.36
Monotropa uniflora L. −0.41 0.77 −0.36
Orbexilum pedunculatum (Mill.) Rydb. 0.09 −0.07 −0.02
Oxalis stricta L. −0.30 −0.01 0.31
Oxalis violacea L. −0.47 0.83 −0.36
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch. −0.01 0.04 −0.03
Paspalum boscianum Flueggé    0.80
Passiflora lutea L. −0.05 −0.04 0.09
Pityopsis graminifolia (Michx.) Nutt. 0.02 −0.05 0.03
Pleopeltis polypodioides (L.) Andrews & Windham subsp. polypodioides −0.02 0.00 0.01
Polystichum acrostichoides (Michx.) Schott −0.07 0.21 −0.14
Potentilla simplex Michx. −0.19 0.07 0.12
Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium (L.) Hilliard & B.L. Burtt −0.03 −0.34 0.37
Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn −0.34 0.26 0.08
Rosa carolina L. 0.03 −0.23 0.20
Rubus argutus Link −0.15 0.06 0.09
Rubus trivialis Michx. −0.14 −0.13 0.27
Rudbeckia hirta L. −0.02 −0.06 0.08
Ruellia caroliniensis (J.F. Gmel.) Steud. 0.15 0.02 −0.17
Salvia lyrata L. −0.06 −0.02 0.07
Sanicula canadensis L. −0.20 0.05 0.15
Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash −0.02 −0.04 0.06
Scleria reticularis Michx. 0.11 −0.06 −0.05
Scutellaria elliptica Muhl. ex Spreng. −0.09 0.07 0.01
Silene virginica L. 0.05 0.11 −0.16
Smilax bona-nox L. −0.14 0.10 0.05
Smilax glauca Walter −0.08 0.11 −0.03
Smilax rotundifolia L. −0.05 0.01 0.04
Solanum carolinense L. 0.19 −0.42 0.23
Solidago caesia L. −0.47 0.84 −0.37
Solidago canadensis L. −0.01 −0.05 0.06
Solidago odora Aiton. −0.02 0.04 −0.02
Solidago ulmifolia Muhl. ex Willd. −0.25 0.45 −0.20
Spiranthes cernua (L.) Rich. 0.06 −0.12 0.06
Stylosanthes biflora (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb. −0.01 0.00 0.00
Symphyotrichum dumosum (L.) G.L. Nesom −0.01 −0.01 0.02
Symphyotrichum patens (Aiton) G.L. Nesom −0.04 −0.02 0.06
Symphyotrichum pilosum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom 0.04 −0.22 0.18
Symphyotrichum racemosum (Elliott) G.L. Nesom −0.04 0.04 0.00
Symphyotrichum shortii (Lindl.) G.L. Nesom 0.15 0.06 −0.21
Tephrosia virginiana (L.) Pers. 0.07 −0.26 0.19
Toxicodendron radicans (L.) Kuntze −0.26 −0.01 0.26
Tradescantia ohiensis Raf. 0.09 −0.07 −0.01
Tridens flavus (L.) Hitchc. 0.06 −0.37 0.30
Triodanis perfoliata (L.) Nieuwl. −0.08 −0.34 0.41
Uvularia perfoliata L. −0.44 0.81 −0.36
Verbesina helianthoides Michx. 0.29 −0.37 0.08
Viola triloba Schwein. 0.10 0.06 −0.16
Vitis aestivalis Michx. −0.21 0.16 0.05
Vitis rotundifolia Michx. −0.02 0.11 −0.09